Fanfare for Neutral Milk Hotel
fan tribute project
Several fans on the e6townhall message board came together to celebrate the songs of Neutral Milk Hotel by recording their own humble versions for one another.
"Everything Is" - Myk Martello
2. "April 8th" - Ben Burroughs
3. "Holland, 1945" - DiSH
4. "Communist Daughter" - Wallaby Willington
5. "Two-Headed Boy, Pt. 2" - Beth Atkinson
6. "Little Birds" - Behind the Walls of Revolution
7. "My Dreamgirl Don't Exist" - Jud420
8. "Leave Me Alone" - Paraquat
9. "Through My Tears" - Lusitania
10. "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" - Jackie & Dan
11. "Sailing Through" - Artiste
12. "Oh Sister" - Quadrophonic Potatoeheads
13. "Song Against Sex" - Your Secret Admirer
14. "A Baby For Pree" - Topdown Jimmy
15. "Up And Over (King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3)" - The Vertigo Poets
16. "Where You'll Find Me Now" - Johnny Scantron & The #2's
17. "Oh Comely" - Gavin Bachner
18. "Engine" - The Homeville Circle
official "hotel" cover
official "hotel" back
"Where can I hear this?"
All the tracks are available in a big zip file here
"Is this webpage / tracklist / artwork official?"
Since this project isn't the most organized thing in the world, there aren't many "official" designations. I put together this page because it needed a page and no one else made one. The tracklist order and cover art was decided upon by polls on the message board.
"Will the tribute be available on CD?"
Maybe... if someone volunteers to offer it. CD-Rs won't be sold (at least, not for more than a minimal cost for materials and shipping). This is really just a "fan" thing, although I suppose if a small label was interested in putting it out for real, that would be cool. Contact me or William or post on the message board.
"What's the history on this tribute idea?"
A few of us on the message board started talking about it way back in July 2004. I think William and Pulkmeh get credit for the idea. William helped whip the project into shape by volunteering to take submissions, in effect compiling the album. The deadline was eventually set for February 10, 2005. As far as I know, everyone who turned in a song by that date got their cover on the tribute. It was finally made available late March, 2005.
see also: Fanfare vol. 2, Fanfare vol. 3
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