Friday, 19 February 2016
Various - Dad Jamz (2011)
Not sure how we missed this one back when it came out, but it's in our collection now and, boy oh boy is it ever fun! In a kitschy-but-honest sort of way. This is (as you probably can guess from the title), a bunch of, uh, dad rock, covered by bands from the Bart Records roster. The bands show a lot of restraint and pay tribute rather than taking the piss - our favourite tracks on here are Slates' take on Dire Straits' "Walk of Life" and Stalwart Sons' new take on the Kiss anthem "God Gave Rock and Roll."
Apparently this was available by donation only - you can find out more over at the Bart site or the Weird Canada write-up.