Rivergazer covered “Fever Dog” from ‘Almost Famous'; Citizen Dick releasing RSD 7″; ‘Clueless’ soundtrack out now on vinyl
Stillwater from 'Almost Famous'
As previously mentioned, Father/Daughter Records is releasing a second installment of Faux Real, their compilation series where real bands cover fictional bands from movies and TV. One of the songs on Faux Real II is Porches-related indie band Rivergazer's cover of "Fever Dog" by fictional band Stillwater from Almost Famous. You may remember that Stillwater in the film included Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek on bass (that's him on the right above), and "Fever Dog" was written by Heart's Nancy Wilson. Rivergazer's cover (featuring Hunter Davidsohn) premieres below.
Rivergazer also play the release show in Brooklyn on April 28 at Palisades (the day the album comes out) with Bellows, Small Wonder and Sharpless. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of fictional bands from Cameron Crowe movies, Citizen Dick, the fictional band from Singles, is getting a non-fictional 7" release for Record Store Day (4/18). The A-side features "Touch Me I'm Dick" (based -- in case it wasn't obvious -- on Mudhoney's "Touch Me I'm Sick") and the B-side features a quote from the film etched into the vinyl. The actual people who recorded the Citizen Dick song are Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament. It didn't include Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, who played guitar on two Stillwater songs in Almost Famous.
In more news involving '90s coming-of-age movies and music nerds, the Clueless soundtrack got its first-ever vinyl release this week via Universal. In case you don't remember, it features The Muffs, Luscious Jackson, World Party, Radiohead, Smoking Popes, Beastie Boys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Coolio, Supergrass, Velocity Girl and more. You can pick yours up here.
And lastly, the three-night 20th anniversary celebration of Empire Records began at Williamsburg venue Rough Trade NYC last night (4/8) with appearances by Ethan Embry (who played Mark in the movie), Johnny Whitworth (who played AJ), GWAR and much more. Check out our pictures.
Citizen Dick and Rivergazer song streams below...
Rivergazer - "Fever Dog" (from Almost Famous)
Citizen Dick - "Touch Me I'm Dick"