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V.A. - Come And Get It: A Tribute To Badfinger (1996)

Badfinger deserve a tribute album a lot more than most, because few modern rock fans know them. Their four Top 15 singles for the Beatles' Apple label, from March 1970 to April 1972, all rank in anyone's Top Ten of the greatest post-Beatles, heavy power pop songs. Sing the choruses of "Day After Day" (done here by 20/20), "Baby Blue" (Aimee Mann), "No Matter What" (the Knack), and the Paul McCartney-penned "Come and Get It" (Adrian Belew), and the response invariably is, "I know that song! I love that song! That's Badfinger?" Likewise, their four LPs for Apple (before their two so-so Warner Bros. releases) contain many special moments. But a more loving tribute than Come and Get It: A Tribute to Badfinger would be hard to imagine. All 22 artists exhibit the sort of reverence Badfinger once had for the Beatles! The dais is a bit strange: no quibble with Mann, whose "Baby Blue" is really crisp, the Loud Family, the Rooks, the Salteens (Ken Stringfellow from the Posies in disguise), and a few others. And it's nice to see '60s guru and Zombies' champion Al Kooper, who once sat in with Badfinger in the studio (as he'd already done with Bob Dylan and the Who), take a turn. But the Knack? 20/20? Belew? Dwight Twilley? The re-formed Plimsouls (albeit with hot Blondie drummer Clem Burke)? Can you say '70s new wave party? Completely conversely, too many acts here are no-names with the scent of studio project, a common tribute album disease, however (in this case) enthusiastic. Such baby bands are overmatched by Badfinger's talent and soulful interplay. Where is all the cream of indie talent? Still, whatever attention these too-old and too-new fans draw to Badfinger is welcome, and in the end, miraculously, there isn't a single total stinker! ~ All Music Guide

01. Come And Get It - Adrian Belew
02. Perfection - P. Hux
03. We're For The Dark - Loud Family
04. Flying - Cotton Mather
05. It's Over - Brad Jones
06. No Matter What - The Knack
07. Day After Day - 20 20
08. Midnight Caller - Chris Von Sneidern
09. Baby Blue - Aimee Mann
10. Lonely You - Bill Llyod
11. Name Of The Game - Cockeyed Ghost
12. It Had To Be - Cherry Twister
13. Know One Knows - Solteens.
14. I Can't Take It - Dwight Twilley
15. Suitcase - Plimsouls
16. Get Away - The Rooks
17. Just A Chance - Circle Sky
18. I'll Be The One - Erik Voeks
19. Better Days - Walter Clevenger
20. Icicles - Paranoid Lovesick
21. Maybe Tomorrow - Al Kooper
22. Apple Of My Eye - Lon and Derrek Van Eaton


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