V/A - NASHPOP - A Nashville Pop Compilation

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1997 compilation, out of print since 1999 - features Will Owlsey, The SHazam, Bill Lloyd, Swan Dive, SWAG, Who Hit John, Millard Powers(the Semantics) and many more.

THIS IS STILL SEALED and going for $217, $114 and $45 - so all over the place but the point there is that it's rare and highly valued. Right fully so.

ONE COPY only here.

1. Contact High - Bill Lloyd
2. Suzie Failed The Acid Test - Who Hit John
3. Beautiful Excuse - Swan Dive
4. I Hate That Song - The Shazam
5. Sonny Boy - Owsley
6. Penelope Wild - Idle Jets
7. She's So Clean - Millard Poweres
8. Torn - Doug Powell
9. Paper Star - Neilson Hubbard
10. Feel - Joe Marc's Brother
11. Anything You Say - Ross Rice
12. If I Cry - The Luxury Liners
13. Spirit Of '76 - Rayon City Quartet
14. Christina - Idle Jets
15. Congratulations - Who Hit John
16. Second Hand Man - John Keaney
17. How Can We Go On? - Bill Lloyd
18. Everyday Is Christmas - Swag

Great review in AMG that calls Not Lame 'visionary'. ;-P Aww, shucks.

First, know that the visionary Colorado label Not Lame is a smart, inauspicious powder keg, dutifully and unobtrusively releasing sparks of power pop greatness. And now, in spite of the geography, know that Nashpop corrals not contemporary country, but pure pop: a colossal collection concentrating on the overlooked and unexpected Tennessee strain of this dense cult phenomenon. Bill Lloyd and Who Hit John get two entries. The tricky Shazam strikes like lightning and deserves full-album attention. Rare closer "Everyday Is Christmas" is supergroup Swag's holly-jolly Wizzard rewrite, a chestnut carol that nails all the fireside warmth of the hidden genre of jangle pop. Judging by their two girl's-name (a power pop staple) numbers included here, Idle Jets just may be one of the best acts around. One au fait gripe against anglo rock bemoans the guitar crunch of the Who being left behind for the wistful remorse of the Gin Blossoms. But Nashpop, a meaningless and modest au courant memoir, catches all the beauty of crisp '70s AM radio, when singers actually sang and a simple but elegant song about a dream child named "Penelope Wild" could make one reel and "Feel."