Which aging rock star is willing to lend a hand to the guy who played music on the front lawn of Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete? Evidently every person who ever touched a guitar in the 1990's. Many big name indie rock stars have signed up for the Ciao, To My Shining Star tribute album for Mark Mulcahy, lead singer of Miracle Legion and Polaris, so that he can continute to make music and feed his family (as a single dad after his wife's death a year ago). Amongst the contributors are Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, and Dinosaur Jr—all playing covers of original Mark Mulcahy songs. The track list looks sweet, and for those of us who remember Michael Stipe as the ice cream man on that one episode of Pete & Pete, this all feels like some good karma in the making.
01 Thom Yorke - "All For The Best"
02 The National - "Ashamed Of The Story I Told"
03 Michael Stipe - "Everything's Coming Undone"
04 David Berkeley - "Loves The Only Thing That Shuts Me Up"
05 Dinosaur Jr. - "The Backyard"
06 Chris Harford & Mr Ray Neal - "Micon The Icon"
07 Frank Black - "Bill Jocko"
08 Vic Chesnutt - "Little Man"
09 Unbelievable Truth - "Ciao My Shining Star"
10 Butterflies Of Love - "I Have Patience"
11 Chris Collingwood (Fountains Of Wayne) - "Cookie Jar"
12 Frank Turner - "The Quiet One"
13 Rocket From The Tombs - "In Pursuit Of Your Happiness"
14 Ben Kweller - "Wake Up Whispering"
15 Josh Rouse - "I Woke Up In The Mayflower"
16 Autumn Defense - "Paradise"
17 Hayden -"Happy Birthday Yesterday"
18 Juliana Hatfield - "We're Not In Charleston Anymore"
19 Mercury Rev - "Sailors And Animals"
20 Elvis Perkins - "She Watches Over Me"
21 Sean Watkins - "A World Away From This One"
To listen to the original title track, go to Mulcahy's myspace.