B-Sides and Rarities (Cake album)
|B-Sides and Rarities|
|Compilation album by Cake|
|Released||2 October 2007|
|Genre||Alternative rock, college rock, alternative country|
|Length||35:01 (Standard), 40:21 (Limited Edition)|
Original cover for "Rarities" posted on the band's website before full album title was announced
B-Sides and Rarities (originally referred to as just Rarities on the band's website) is a rarities compilation album by Cake, an alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. It features several cover songs, including Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" and Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up."
Originally, Columbia Records requested the band to release a greatest hits compilation, but the band promptly refused. During the legal fall-out, Cake formed its own record label, Upbeat Records, and released B-Sides and Rarities.
A limited edition version of the album features a bonus track, a live version of "War Pigs" featuring Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips. It also features a scratch and sniff cover with "five different CD cover/scent variations (including red/fresh cut roses, yellow/banana, brown/leather, green/fresh cut grass and purple/grape)."
|1.||"War Pigs" (Black Sabbath cover)||3:54|
|2.||"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (Mel Tillis cover)||2:55|
|3.||"Mahna, Mahna" (Cover of the song made popular by the Muppets)||2:54|
|4.||"Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)" (Buck Owens cover)||2:21|
|6.||"Strangers in the Night" (Frank Sinatra cover, recorded for Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse)||2:51|
|7.||"Subtract One Love (Multiply the Heartaches)" (George Jones cover)||2:47|
|8.||"Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" (Barry White cover)||3:50|
|9.||"Thrills" (The Chakachas cover; original title being "Stories")||2:58|
|10.||"Short Skirt/Long Jacket (Live at Triple M)"||3:16|
|11.||"It's Coming Down (Live at Pure FM)"||4:12|
|12.||"War Pigs (Live)" (featuring Steven Drozd)|
|iTunes bonus track|
|13.||"Is This Love? (Live)"||4:30|
- Vince DiFiore – trumpet, keyboard, harmony vocals
- John McCrea – acoustic guitar, lead vocals
- Xan McCurdy – electric guitar, background vocals
- Gabe Nelson – bass guitar, keyboard, background vocals
- Guest musicians
- Paulo Baldi – drums on tracks 4, 10, 11
- Greg Brown – guitar, organ on tracks 7, 8, 9
- Victor Damiani – bass on tracks 7, 8, 9
- Pete McNeal – drums on tracks 1, 2, 3
- Tyler Pope – keyboards, guitar on track 5
- Todd Roper – drums on tracks 7, 8, 9
- Technical personnel
- Produced, arranged, & mixed by Cake
- Additional mixing by Patrick Olguin
- Mastered by Patrick Olguin at Velvet Tone South, Sacramento, CA
- Design by Aesthetic Apparatus
Appearances in other media
- Cake's cover of "Mahna Mahna" appears on the charity CD For the Kids whose proceeds benefit the "VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC" organization.
- "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" features in the movie An American Werewolf in Paris.
- Cake's cover of Strangers in the Night appears on the PC video game soundtrack Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse"
- Conroy appears in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation entitled "The Lost Girls".
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