Various "No Alternative" CD (1993)
Various "No Alternative" CD (1993)
Various "No Alternative" CD (1993)
Various "No Alternative" CD (1993)
Arista Records

Various "No Alternative" CD (1993)

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Details: No Alternative original pressing (BMG Direct) released in 1993 on Arista. CD format, heavier wear, playback tested, and no issues.

Description: "It’s 1993, and Alternative Rock is in full bloom; unfortunately, so is the horror of the AIDS epidemic. Producers Paul Heck, Jessica Kowal, and Rolling Stone Senior Writer Chris Mundy have corralled 21 of the biggest names in the alternative universe and asked each to contribute a song to a benefit album to be done under the aegis of the Red Hot Organization and the AIDS Music Project, with proceeds going to AIDS organizations worldwide. The result is No Alternative, a jaw-dropping compilation of musical gems. ... Soul Asylum contributes a version of Marvin Gaye‘s “Sexual Healing”; Uncle Tupelo dissects Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s “Effigy”; and the Goo Goo Dolls come down heavy on the Rolling Stones‘ “Bitch.” There are even appearances by two of yesteryear’s underground heroes extending a hand across the generations: Jonathan Richman offers a live rendition of “Hot Nights”; while Patti Smith, the godmother of punk, officially closes things with a spoken-word meditation and a brief song-poem dedicated to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who died of AIDS and who was a friend of Smith’s.

No Alternative is a corker: good music, good cause. So what are you waiting for?"--Rolling Stone Magazine, 1993

Grade: NM (Cover/Insert) / VG (CD)


1. Matthew Sweet - Superdeformed
2. Buffalo Tom - For All To See
3. Soul Asylum - Sexual Healing
4. Urge Overkill - Take A Walk
5. American Music Club - All Your Jeans Were Too Tight
6. Goo Goo Dolls - Bitch
7. Pavement - Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
8. Smashing Pumpkins - Glynis
9. Bob Mould - Can't Fight It
10. Sarah McLachlan - Hold On
11. Soundgarden - Show Me
12. Straitjacket Fits - Brittle
13. Barbara Manning & The San Francisco Seals - Joed Out
14. The Verlaines - Heavy 33
15. Uncle Tupelo - Effigy (Live)
16. Beastie Boys feat. DJ Hurricane - It's The New Style (Live)
17. The Breeders - Iris (Live)
18. Patti Smith - Memorial Song (Live)
19. Nirvana - Verse Chorus Verse