Compilation – Human Music – Cassette
Though a lot of Homestead artists do appear, this is not your typical label sampler. Every track is somehow a rarity; there are cassette, B-side, and even CD-only (remember, this was 1988) cuts sprinkled among the many unreleased ones. Though typical Homestead acts like Big Dipper, Salem 66, and Bastro are represented, the Flying Nun fan will appreciate rarities like Tall Dwarfs great “Gravity” and the equally worthy “Doomsday” by the Verlaines.
Homestead was the first label to extensively license New Zealand rock in the US.
The real show-stealers, however, are the non-Homestead acts included just for the heck of it; Yo La Tengo, Urinals, American Music Club, and the Embarrassment all join in on the fun, making this as much a representation of eighties college radio playlists as a record label promotional tool.
Standing At The Crosswords – Great Plains
I’m In Heaven Now – American Music Club
Alive Again – Live Skull
Flesh-Colored House – Bastro
Aberration – Nice Strong Arm
Ultravixen – Volcano Suns
Live At The Saints Number 135 – Naked Wife
Gravity – Tall Dwarfs
Coming Through – The Pastels
I’m Like You – Urinals
He Is God – Big Dipper
Charmed Life – Half Japanese
Quest – Phantom Tollbooth
Red Barn (live) – Salem 66
Stanley – Antietam
Doomsday – Verlaines
I Wish I Was Adopted – Happy Flowers
Party In My Heart – The Chills
Somebody’s Baby – Yo La Tengo
Two-Week Vacation – The Embarrassment
Oddity (live) – The Clean
Do It – Death Of Samantha
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