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My Hometown: A Tribute To NJ

by Various Artists

My Hometown: a Tribute to NJ is a collection of 18 songs originally recorded by NJ artists - covered by an eclectic mix of super talented indie bands. Bruce Springsteen, Yo La Tengo, The Smithereens... all from Jersey.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Baby It's You-Janet Labelle
Janet Labelle
2:32 $0.99
2. It's My Party-Bastards of Melody
Bastards of Melody
2:27 $0.99
3. Lies-the Grip Weeds
The Grip Weeds
2:49 $0.99
4. No Surrender-the Cryptkeeper Five
The Cryptkeeper Five
4:07 $0.99
5. I've Got a Flair-the Successful Failures
The Successful Failures
2:55 $0.99
6. Listen to Me Girl-Cliff Hillis & Steve Butler
Cliff Hillis and Steve Butler
2:56 $0.99
7. Meeting Across the River-Keith Monacchio
Keith Monacchio
3:43 $0.99
8. He'll Make You Cry-the Anderson Council
The Anderson Council
2:42 $0.99
9. Thebulrushes/Dancing Barefoot-Jim Testa & His Inappropriately Younger Band
Jim Testa & His Inappropriately Younger Band
4:06 $0.99
10. No One Has to Know-Springhouse
2:38 $0.99
11. Murray-Taggart
3:38 $0.99
12. Upside Down-the Brixton Riot
The Brixton Riot
2:35 $0.99
13. You Better Run-Snap Infraction
Snap Infraction
1:49 $0.99
14. Anything, Anything-the Silence Kit
The Silence Kit
3:39 $0.99
15. Our Way to Fall-Roomtone
5:00 $0.99
16. The Bulrushes-Tim Lee 3
Tin Lee 3
2:50 $0.99
17. Atlantic City-the Paper Jets
The Paper Jets
3:52 $0.99
18. I Like Your Mom-Jon Caspi & the First Gun
Jon Caspi & the First Gun
1:14 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
My Hometown: a Tribute to NJ is a collection of songs originally recorded by NJ artists - covered by an eclectic mix of super talented indie bands. Fans can pre-order the CD today at and receive an immediate download of one song from the album. Full album will be available on July 23rd.

"It's amazing how much good music came from our little state!" So says Mick Chorba, FDR label founder and president. Chorba adds, "What is amazing is how many great artists aren't even covered here - this could be volume one of a series of 10 and we wouldn't run out of great tunes."

FDR Label has released a series of highly successful tribute compilations including FDR’s Tribute to the Who, a Pop Tribute to the Replacements, an 80’s movie tribute CD called High School Reunion, and a CD featuring songs with girls’ names in the title called About a Girl. Contributing artists have included Guided By Voices, Mathew Sweet, Pat Dinizio (Smithereens), Frank Black (Pixies), Dresden Dolls, and many more including Chorba’s own bands – The Dipsomaniacs and The Successful Failures as well as FDR label regulars Taggart and Bastards of Melody. Chorba looks to continue this winning formula – this time honoring his home state.

For this collection, no song or band was too obvious or too obscure. The great NJ band The Grip Weeds unearthed a classic tune by the Knickerbockers. While Trenton’s The Cryptkeeper Five kicked the dust off the Springsteen anthem “No Surrender”. The Successful Failures paid homage to an early-album Fountains of Wayne song while Cliff Hillis and Steve Butler (Smash Palace) actually recruited a Smithereen (bass player Severo) to record the Simthereen’s pop tune “Listen to Me Girl”. Full track listing is below or visit the FDR Label site –



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