Various ‎– The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute

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1 Karina Denike* Biggest Lie
Acoustic Bass, Engineer, Mixed By – Josh GarciaEngineer [Additional] – James FrazierVocals, Vibraphone, Organ, Arranged By – Karina Denike*
2 Mad Caddies AM
Bass – Graham Palmer (2)Drums, Engineer – Todd Rosenberg (2)Guitar – Sascha LazorKeyboards – Dustin LankerTrombone – Ed Hernandez*Trumpet – Keith Douglas (3)Vocals – Chuck Robertson
3 Strung Out Soulmate
Bass – Chris AikenDrums – Jordan BurnsEngineer, Mixed By – Kyle BlackGuitar – Jake KileyGuitar, Vocals – Rob RamosProducer – Kyle Black, Strung OutVocals – Jason Cruz
4 Rise Against For Fiona
Engineer, Mixed By – Bill StevensonGuitar – Tim McIlrathProducer – Bill Stevenson, Tim McIlrathVocals – Jon Snodgrass, Tim McIlrath
5 Bad Religion Let It Slide
Bass – Jay BentleyDrums – Brooks WackermanEngineer – Ron KimballGuitar – Brian Baker, Mike DimkichVocals – Greg Graffin
6 NOFX The Shortest Pier
Drums – Erik SandinGuitar – El Hefe, Eric MelvinMixed By – Jason LivermoreRecorded By [Drums] – John LousteauRecorded By [Everything Else] – Josh GarciaVocals, Bass – Fat Mike (2)
7 Snuff (3) On The Outside
Acoustic Bass – Lee ErinmezAcoustic Guitar – Loz WongMixed By – Nick Philpin (2), Snuff (3)Piano, Organ [Hammond] – Lee Murphy (2)Recorded By – Nick Philpin (2)Trombone – Oliver Stewart*Vocals – Cara SebastianVocals, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar – Duncan Redmonds
8 The Bouncing Souls Homecoming
Bass – Bryan KienlenDrums – Michael McDermott (2)Engineer [Assistant] – Matthew GereGuitar, Recorded By – Pete SteinkopfVocals – Greg Attonito
9 Old Man Markley Feel Good Song Of The Year
Autoharp, Vocals – Annie DeTempleBanjo, Vocals – John RosenBass, Vocals – Joey GaribaldiDrums – Jeff Fuller (3)Fiddle, Vocals – Katie WeedProducer – John Carey, Old Man MarkleyTrumpet – El HefeVocals, Guitar – John CareyWashboard – Ryan Markley
10 Lagwagon Discomfort Inn
Bass – Joe Raposo (2)Drums – Dave RaunGuitar – Chris Flippin, Chris RestMixed By – Thom FlowersRecorded By – Josh GarciaVocals, Recorded By [Additional] – Joey Cape
11 Teenage Bottlerocket Via Munich
Bass – Miguel ChenDrums – Brandon CarlisleRecorded By, Mixed By – Andrew BerlinVocals, Guitar – Kody Templeman, Ray Carlisle
12 Frank Turner Keira
Vocals, Guitar – Frank Turner
13 Get Dead Premedicated Murder
Bass – Tim MehewDrums – Scotty PowellGuitar – Dave Moki MarinoLead Guitar – Mike McGuire (6)Recorded By, Mixed By – Josh GarciaVocals – Sam King (5)
14 Pennywise Devonshire And Crown
Bass – Randy BradburyDrums – Byron McMackinEngineer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Ian PetersenGuitar [Guitars] – Fletcher DraggeVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Jim Lindberg
15 Alkaline Trio Straight From The Jacket
Bass, Vocals – Dan AndrianoDrums – Derek GrantLead Guitar – Chris ShiflettProducer – Alkaline Trio, John LousteauRecorded By, Mixed By – John LousteauVocals, Guitar – Matt Skiba
16 The Gaslight Anthem Capo 4th Fret
Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Brian Fallon (2)
17 Yellowcard Already Won
Drums – Longineau Parsons*Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Ryan MendezViolin, Vocals – Sean MackinVocals [Guest] – Laura BacaVocals, Guitar – Ryan Key
18 Swingin' Utters Not Your Savior
Backing Vocals, Violin, Viola, Guitar – Darius KoskiCello, Percussion – Miles PeckRecorded By, Mixed By – Josh GarciaVocals – Johnny Bonnel
19 The Flatliners Fireball
Bass – Jon DarbeyDrums – Paul Ramirez (3)Engineer, Mixed By – Derek Hoffman (2)Guitar, Vocals – Scott BrighamProducer – Derek Hoffman (2), The FlatlinersVocals, Guitar – Chris Cresswell
20 Simple Plan Justified Black Eye
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – David DesrosiersDrums, Percussion – Chuck ComeauEngineer [Vocal], Edited By [Additional] – Aaron RubinLead Guitar – Jeff StincoLead Vocals – Pierre BouvierMixed By – Frank JolyRhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Producer, Engineer – Sébastien Lefebvre*
21 Useless ID Frances Stewart
Drums – Gideon BergerGuitar – Guy CarmelGuitar, Vocals – Ishay BergerRecorded By – Liron Schaffer*Vocals, Bass – Yotam Ben Horin
22 Jon Snodgrass & The Dead Peasants* On The Outside
Bass – Jeff Gross (5)Drums, Percussion – Mitch MarineEngineer [Extra] – John LousteauGuitar – Luke TierneyGuitar, Vocals – Chris ShiflettKeyboards [Keys] – Derek SilvermanMixed By – Rick ParkerPedal Steel Guitar – Marty RifkinRecorded By, Engineer [Daily Hero Records] – Joey Cape, Marc Wuestenhagen*Recorded By, Engineer [Studio 606] – Paul FigVocals – Jon SnodgrassVocals [Bonus] – Nessi (3)
23 American Steel Dark Corner
Bass, Vocals – John Peck (2)Drums – Scott HealyGuitar, Vocals – Rory HendersonVocals, Guitar, Engineer, Mixed By – Ryan Massey
24 Frenzal Rhomb Flying South
Bass, Vocals – Tom CreaseDrums – Gordy Forman*Guitar, Vocals – Lindsay McDougallMixed By – Tim KevinVocals, Recorded By – Jay Whalley*
25 Anti-Flag Toaster In The Bathtub
Bass – Chris HeadDrums – Pat TheticGuitar, Vocals – Chris #2Mixed By – Andrew BerlinRecorded By – Anti-FlagVocals, Guitar – Justin Sane
26 Joey Cape With Scorpios International You Day
Guitar, Vocals – Jon SnodgrassMixed By – Angus CookePiano – Brian WahlstromRecorded By [Additional] – Brandon CarlisleVocals, Guitar, Recorded By – Joey Cape

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Sticker on plastic reads:
File under: No Use For A Name"

A tribute album to Tony Sly with profits going to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund.

Includes a voucher to download the digital version (The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute) of this release, which includes the additional songs 27-33.

Track 3 drums recorded at Clearlake Recording, North Hollywood, CA. Everything else recorded at Blackhawk Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Track 4 recorded August 2012 at The Blasting Room, Ft. Collins, CO
Track 6 drums recorded at Studio 606. Everything else recorded at Motor Studios. Mixed at The Blasting Room
Track 7 recorded at Bonzer Studios
Track 8 recorded at Little Eden, Asbury Park, NJ
Track 10 recorded at Motor Studios. Additional recording at The Crank Lab
Track 11 recorded & mixed at The Blasting Room
Track 13 recorded & mixed at Motor Studios
Track 14 recorded at Screaming Leopard Studios, Hermosa Beach, CA
Track 15 recorded & mixed at Studio 606
Track 17 recorded at Robert Berson Studios. Mixed at Thunderdome
Track 18 recorded & mixed at Motor Studios
Track 19 recorded at The Armoury Studios, Toronto, ON
Track 20 recorded at the Man of the Hour Studio. Mixed at Power Plant Studio
Track 21 recorded at Piloni's Studios
Track 22 recorded & engineered at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and Daily Hero Records in Berlin, Germany. Extra engineering at Studio 606. Mixed at the Sandbox
Track 23 engineered and mixed at Sharkbite Studios, Oakland, CA
Track 24 recorded at the Pet Food Factory. Mixed at Grey Nurse
Track 25 recorded at The Space, Pittsburgh, PA. Mixed at The Blasting Room, Ft. Collins, CO
Track 26 recorded at The Crank Lab. Mixed at Orange Whip Studios, Santa Barbara, CA

Tracks 1, 9: Original No Use for a Name version from The Feel Good Record of the Year. 2008
Tracks 2, 6, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 25: Original Tony Sly version from 12 Song Program. 2010
Tracks 3, 15, 20: Original No Use for a Name version from Leche Con Carne. 1995
Track 4: Original No Use for a Name version from Keep Them Confused. 2005
Tracks 5, 18: Original No Use for a Name version from More Betterness. 1999
Tracks 7, 22: Original No Use for a Name version from Making Friends, 1997
Tracks 8, 10, 14, 21, 23, 24: Original Tony Sly version from Sad Bear. 2011
Tracks 13, 26: Original No Use for a Name version from Hard Rock Bottom. 2002

Tim McIlrath appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Brian Fallon appears courtesy of Mercury Records
Simple Plan performs courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Records

Mastered at Mr. Toad's, San Francisco

All songs Pizza Chief Music (BMI)

© + ℗ 2013 Fat Wreck Chords

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April 21, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

This tribute album is brilliant and poignant in equal measures. The list of contributors is a who's who of the great and good in recent (and not-so-recent) punk. It's not a straight-up punk album though. Frank Turner, Old Man Markley, Rise Against et al. break up the flow with more eclectic contributions.

Tim McIlrath (credited to Rise Against) performs a beautiful acoustic cover of "For Fiona". You can hear so much emotion seeping out of his voice. It's probably the standout track. For me, the other highlights are "Soulmate", "Homecoming", "Feel Good Song Of The Year", "Discomfort Inn", "Via Munich", "Devonshire And Crown" and "Already Won".

Some of the bands sound noticeably better than they have in a long time (e.g. Lagwagon, Pennywise) and everyone puts in a shift here. Yellowcard produce a surprisingly convincing performance and, as I already mentioned, offer up one of the album's best tracks: "Already Won". I was surprised to find that two of my favourite bands (Alkaline Trio and NOFX) made two of the weaker contributions but they only seem weak because the overall quality is so damn high.

I didn't like every single track (not a Frank Turner fan and never will be) and I probably wouldn't listen to the whole album without skipping some but there isn't a truly bad song in the bunch.

RIP Tony Sly.