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Greatest Hits

by the Libertines US

Great '80's vintage alternative rock with captivating lyrics that goes jingle jangle crunch!
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bad Memories Burn
5:19 $0.99
2. Everybody Wants to Be My Sister
4:49 $0.99
3. Frosted Glass
3:51 $0.89
4. Swayback
3:29 $0.79
5. Firetruck
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6. Something in the Water
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7. Black Garage Door
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8. Voices From the Past
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9. Love Lottery
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10. Too Bad It's Raining
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11. Reunion
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12. Her
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13. Mile Markers
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14. Writer's Block
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15. 300 Moons
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16. Gears
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17. Mourning Dove
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18. Pretty Picture
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19. Vernon
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20. Regina
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21. Wild Ride
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Album Notes
The originators of jingle jangle crunch are back with the release of “Greatest Hits Volume One”! Twenty-one powerful songs from the first decade of the Libertines US. Clever hooks and lyrics that stick in your head.

The Libertines US surprised the underground music scene with their reunion in 2006 after a thirteen-year absence.

"Greatest Hits" is packed full of the jingle jangle crunchiness the Libertines US are known for. Songs you can identify with. A must have collection that you’ll play again and again.

Formed in 1983, the Libertines US were a power trio consisting of Cincinnati natives Walt, Randy, and Joe.
Their debut performance was broadcast live on WAIF radio in 1984, immediately gaining them a following.

The Libertines US debut single "Everybody Wants to be my Sister" was an underground hit in the Midwest, with college and alternative stations like WOXY placing it in heavy rotation for several weeks. Not bad for a one-shot afternoon recording session…

They set themselves apart in the alternative music scene with an interesting variety of original material. Heavily influenced by music of the 1960's and 1970‘s, most notably Credence Clearwater Revival, Velvet Underground, and the Stooges. The Libertines US sound has been described as a blend of Replacements, Echo and the Bunnymen, and early REM. Add a dash of Dream Syndicate, Long Riders, and the Gun Club. Dark pop lyrics, reverberating guitar, a thumping bass line, and driving drum beat. Jingle, jangle, and crunch.

The Libertines US toured most of the US, performing with major recording artists and alternative acts such as the Violent Femmes, Replacements, the Long Ryders, Eleventh Dream Day, Guided by Voices, Del Fuegos, True Believers, Bodeans and countless others.

Despite a very limited budget, the Libertines US received alternative radio airplay in various parts of the world. The late John Peel on BBC radio introduced their second single, “Voices from the Past” to Europe.

After 1986, they expanded to a quartet, adding longtime friend Jimmy D on guitar, and Greg replacing Joe on drums. The band then launched some heavier rockers to augment the earlier pop material. Their performances often shifted from pop, country twang, psychedelic punk, to grunge (before it was described as such).

The band’s genre hopping made it difficult for A&R people to categorize them, and no major US label at the time would touch them. Finally, in 1988, the Dutch record label Megadisc released Tilt-A-Whirl, the Libertines US first LP in Europe. Tilt-A-Whirl received good reviews in alternative press… but unfortunately was never distributed here!

By the early 1990s, Randy had found major label success playing bass with the Ass Ponys, and touring with Over The Rhine. Jimmy D began working as tour manager for a number of bands. Walt continued briefly with Ted playing bass, and Greg drumming. After playing and recording throughout the Midwest for a decade, the Libertines US went into hibernation for thirteen years. But they seem to have been carefully frozen to preserve freshness.

In 2005, Jimmy D, Walt, and Randy finally reunited. They recruited another longtime friend, T-Lo (BPA, Wolverton Brothers, Go To Hell) to beat on the drums.

One of the finest, obscure American underground bands, the Libertines US.

It must be something in the water...



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Jeff C

hard to find classic and important note for downloaders
I had a version of this album in mp3 and every time one of the songs came on, I always said "wow, who's this??" You see, I have a 30gb mp3 player that holds a ton of songs, and I always play it on random and never know what is coming up. That said, I had to have it and I prefer flac, so I downloaded from the site here. Well, upon checking the files for flac authenticity, I found they mostly checked out as mpeg or lossy. I contacted CD Baby to inquire, and they gladly refunded my money if I wanted it, but explained the downloads usually come from the Artists themselves. So, I took the refund and turned around and bought the full cd version. Upon receipt, ripped the files to flac myself using EAC and guess what? That's right, all checked out as mpeg. So I'm here to tell you that if you are a quality freak and prefer flac, we either have the case of a false positive, the original recording was "primitive" or the cd was sourced from lossy sources. You will sometimes have that in these types of cases, but let it be known that the flac download here is the same quality as the cd version itself and both will show to be not flac level quality.
That said, the album rocks and glad to have it in my grubby little paws. Many thanks to CD Baby for all their assistance in this matter.


Lovely and hard
Jangly, sure, but these Libertines are heavier than I had expected, whic is a good thing here. Very nice.