The Poop Alley Tapes

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The Poop Alley Tapes
The Poop Alley Tapes cover
Compilation album by various artists
Released October 27, 1995
Recorded various
Genre Alternative
Label WIN Records
Producer Tom Grimley
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The Poop Alley Tapes, subtitled "A Compilation Of 31 Los Angeles Bands", is a compilation album released on WIN Records in 1995.

Overview

Featuring bands who had recorded at Tom Grimley's Poop Alley Studios, notable artists appearing on The Poop Alley Tapes include The Rentals, that dog., Beck and Radies Man. In the early 2000s, the long out-of-print album became much sought after by collectors, routinely fetching over $100 on eBay and Amazon.

Collectors of Weezer-related artists will find several tracks of interest:

  • The Rentals' "California" is an early version of Seven More Minutes's "Barcelona". It was later released on the Excellent Stocking Stuffer fan club CD in 2001.
  • that dog. contributes the exclusive "Ridiculous", and backs Beck on "Girl Of My Dreams".
  • Recess' "Study..." is a recording experiment consisting entirely of Petra Haden's multi-tracked voice.
  • Anna Waronker of that dog. makes multiple appearances, including "Kinda Sorta Maybe" by The Strawberry Jams, "Ten Nights" by Haden brother Josh, and "Adam In June" is performed by Waronker under the pseudonym June Blake.

Track listing

Disc one
  1. The Rentals - "California" 4:24
  2. Benett - "Love On The Rocks" 7:11
  3. Recess - "Study No. 1 For Symphony No. 1" 3:19 (featuring Petra Haden)
  4. Josh Haden - "Ten Nights" 5:14
  5. Jackknife - "Teenage Blues" 2:09
  6. that dog. - "Ridiculous" 1:07
  7. Too Much Girl - "Fascinating Girl" 1:20
  8. Radies Man - "Honky Tonky Woman" 3:19
  9. The Strawberry Jams - "Kinda Sorta Maybe" 5:03
  10. Rump - "Alan's Got An Axe To Grind" 2:09
  11. Crib - "Sty" 2:22
  12. Fleabag - "Fading Fast" 3:03
  13. The Haves - "Nevadaesque" 3:20
  14. The Neptunas - "Hot Custom Long Board" 1:47
  15. Bobby & The Magic Pacer - "Drinking Dogs" 4:32
  16. Waldo The Dog Faced Boy - "Turkey's Lament" 4:38
  17. Speculum Fight - "Hello There Chico" 2:56
  18. Rod Poole - "Excerpt From The Composition" 14:50
Disc two
  1. Polar Goldie Cats - "Reverb Wa Doko" 2:15
  2. Geraldine Fibbers - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" 3:05
  3. Beck (featuring that dog.) - "Girl Of My Dreams" 3:19
  4. June Blake - "Adam In June" 3:16
  5. Lowercase - "My Shame Your Shame" 3:42
  6. Kryptonite Nixon - "Whiffle Ball" 2:31
  7. Charles Brown Superstar - "Solid Gold" 8:16
  8. Shady Ladies Of The Mother Lode - "Moistened" 3:22
  9. Danny Frankel - "Rainbow Wig On Haight St." 5:52
  10. Brown Cow - "Out?" 5:55
  11. Nastassya Filippovna - "Ungodly Purple Watt" 6:32
  12. Vector 3Niner - "The Deep Complexity Of Quotidian Chaos (Let's Vector)" 5:17
  13. Slug - "Silver Man" 19:40
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