Various ‎– Meli Melo

Syn Records (3) ‎– SYN-1003
CD, Compilation

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1 Fake (10) I'm Waiting For The Man
Music By, Lyrics By – Lou ReedRecorded By, Producer – Fake (10)
2 Robots In Disguise You Really Got Me
Music By, Lyrics By – Raymond Davies*Producer – Chris Corner
3 Lolita No. 18 Feat. Joey Ramone Rockaway Beach
Music By, Lyrics By – Douglas Colvin, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone
4 Playground Hello I Love You
Music By, Lyrics By – Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Raymond D Manzarek*, Robert A Krieger*Producer – Playground
5 Mirwais Feat. Craig Wedren Miss You
Mixed By – Mark "Spike" Stent*Music By, Lyrics By – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards*Performer – MirwaisProducer – Craig Wedren
6 Norico & Robert Palmer Drive My Car
Mixed By – Jim Abyss*Music By, Lyrics By – John Lennon, Paul McCartney*Producer – Chris Corner, Nick Wood
7 Simon Le Bon Magic Bus
Mixed By – AkakuMusic By, Lyrics By – Pete Townsend*Producer – Nick Wood
8 Ivy Let's Go To Bed
Music By, Lyrics By – Laurence Tolhurst, Robert Smith
9 Pharoas Creep
Music By, Lyrics By – Dallas L Austin*
10 D'Nessa Genie In A Bottle
Mixed By – AkakuMusic By, Lyrics By – David Martin Frank*, Pamela Sheyne*, Steve KipnerProducer – Nick Wood
11 Brian Kehew 20th Century Boy
Music By, Lyrics By – Marc BolanProducer – Brian Kehew
12 Graham Massey Rydeen
Music By, Composed By – Yukihiro TakahashiProducer – Graham Massey
13 Sneaker Pimps The Chauffeur
Music By, Lyrics By – Andrew Taylor*, John Taylor, Nicholas James Bates, Simon Le BonProducer – Chris Corner


  • Artwork By – Brendon Smale
  • Compilation ProducerNick Wood
  • Executive Producer – Philipppe Terrien


Cover compilation released on SYN Records.
Supplied with OBI strip.


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May 24, 2011
edited over 8 years ago

I was curious to see what this was like and I quickly discovered that it's exactly the sort of cover album you would expect from the man [Simon LeBon] who brought you the stunningly awful "Thank You" by Duran Duran. At first, the Fake version of waiting for "Waiting For The Man" was kind of funny with a robotic, very Lou Reed sounding vocal over a busy Pro Tools music bed coming off as kind of funny. Things quickly turned grim after that with bad performances with bad production of bad arrangements quickly choking the life from a batch of songs that were either very well known or completely unknown to me. At its best, it scales mediocrity with LeBon's own take on The Who's "Magic Bus" or Ivy's version of The Cure's "Let's Go To Bed." The worst, like the ugly spectacle of Robert Palmer singing backing vocals for a Japanese Miss Universe contestant on The Beatles [not good to begin] with "Drive My Car," the listener is left with a profound desire to just stop before it gets worse. That grizzled vets like Palmer or Joey Ramone [again playing second banana to a trio of Japanese punks Lolita #18 doing a pointless cover of his own usually life-affirming "Rockaway Beach"] recorded these sessions near the end of their otherwise productive lives, strikes the listener as tragic, indeed. Avoid this disc unless you have a sick compulsion to collect any of the artists here.
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