Well, Enthusiasts, the long-awaited Dead Tribute Album’s track listing has been announced; you can check it out here.
It’s a big release: 5 CDs and 60 tracks; coincidentally, I just looked up the definition of the word “editor.”
EDITOR (noun): a person who is in charge of and determines the final content of a text.
No idea why I looked that up.
Anyway, you wouldn’t imagine much was left on the cutting room floor, but as usual TotD has the scoop. Here are some of the rejected tracks:
Bubbemeister and the Smushy Tushees – The Eleven
The White Brooklynites (feat. Joanna Newsom) – Weather Report Suite
Wayne Coyne and an Oompah Band – Mexicali Blues
Eagles of Death Metal – Dire Wolf
Some Band Pitchfork Made Up – Dark Star
The Guy From Sonic Youth Who Wasn’t The Tall One Or Kim Gordon – Dark Star
J. Mascis – Dark Star
Ryan Adams – Dark Star>Shake It Off
Someone From Silverlake With A Soundcloud Account – Creampuff War
Yoko Ono (feat. Bobby on slide guitar) – Werewolves of London
Rush – King Solomon’s Mines
The 1975 – Blues for Allah
Father John Misty – Truckin’ (but he does it super-ironically)
Mumford & Sons – Tuning
Big-Dicked Sheila and the Sinthesizers – Box of Rain
OK Go – Fire on the Mountain (with bonus video)