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Death Cab, Enon Appear on Vietnam Vets Comp

Catherine Lewis reports:
Exotic Fever records has just released a 20-track compilation unwieldily titled Don't Know When I'll Be Back Again: A Compilation to Benefit American Veterans of the Vietnam War. This compilation, which was two years in the making, features Vietnam War-era songs passed through the jaded filters of today's indie-rock stars. Artists like Death Cab for Cutie, J Robbins (Burning Airlines/Jawbox), Q and Not U, and Ted Leo recorded songs by legends like Led Zeppelin, The Stooges, Jimi Hendrix, and Jefferson Airplane, in honor of Vietnam's veterans.

The star-studded compilation benefits the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), an organization which was founded in 1979. According to Bonnie Schlegel Frasure of Exotic Fever Records, the VVA's Benefits Program "provides free legal representation for veterans in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, assisting them in getting the compensation they need and deserve from disabilities incurred in service." Tracklist:

01 Q and Not U: Don't Let It Bring You Down [Neil Young]
02 J Robbins: Fear is a Man's Best Friend [John Cale]
03 Enon: White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane]
04 Atombombpocketknife: Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin]
05 The Caribbean: They Just Can't Stop, Games People Play [The Spinners]
06 Big Heavy Stuff: Hello It's Me [Todd Rundgren]
07 The Reputation: For What It's Worth [Buffalo Springfield]
08 The Gooses: 1969 [The Stooges]
09 Cable Car Theory: Come Together [The Beatles]
10 Leigh Sabol: Me and Bobby McGee [Janis Joplin]
11 Death Cab for Cutie: Fortunate Song [Creedence Clearwater Revival]
12 Panoply Academy: Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag [Country Joe & The Fish]
13 Doiron Wood Guilt Trip: Little Boxes [Malvina Reynolds]
14 John Guilt: Song for the Asking [Paul Simon]
15 Rouge: Happy Together [The Turtles]
16 Dame Fate: There Is a Mountain [Donovan]
17 Jessica Skolnik: Everybody's Been Burned [David Crosby]
18 Tony Dolvin: Taps [Traditional]
19 Beauty Pill: I Don't Live Today [Jimi Hendrix]
20 Ted Leo: Many Rivers to Cross [Jimmy Cliff]

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.: Originally published: 11 December 2002