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DGC Rarities Vol. 1

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DGC Rarities Vol. 1

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

Outtakes compilations generally fall into one of two categories: gems or dung. Fortunately for this one from Geffen Records’ alternative subsidiary, DGC Rarities Vol. 1 leans toward the former, with an atypically upbeat track from Counting Crows, an ode to cheap wine by Teenage Fanclub, some Dylanish jive from Beck, and fine efforts from Hole and Cell. Add a Nirvana leftover (”Pay to Play,” an early incarnation of ”Stay Away”), and the result is a pretty dandy artifact. A-

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