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Genre: Rock
Performer: Various
Title: No Alternative
Style: Alternative Rock, Lo-Fi, Grunge
Date of release: 20 Apr 2013
Label: Legacy, Arista
Catalog Number: 88765482911
Country: US
FLAC album size: 1781 mb
MP3 album size: 1334 mb


1Soul Asylum Sexual Healing
Bass – Karl MuellerDrums, Percussion – Grant Young Engineer [Assistant] – Brent SigmuthEngineer, Mixed By – Chris ShawGuitar – Dan MurphyGuitar, Vocals, Percussion – Dave PirnerHandclaps – The Sound of One Hand ClappingManagement – Addis Wechsler & AssociatesMixed By [Assistant Engineer] – Danny MadorskyProducer – Chris Shaw, Soul Asylum Written-By – D. Ritz, M. Gaye, O. Brown
2SoundgardenShow Me
Management – Susan Silver ManagementProducer – SoundgardenRecorded By – Stuart HallermanWritten-By – Ben Shepherd
3Sarah McLachlanHold On
Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Bill DillonDrum Programming – Pierre MarchandDrums – Ash SoodManagement – Nettwerk Management, Terry McBrideOrgan – David KershawProducer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Pierre MarchandVocals – Sarah McLachlanWritten-By – Sarah McLachlan
4Bob MouldCan't Fight It
Recorded By, Engineer – Bob MouldWritten-By, Arranged By – Bob Mould
5Buffalo TomFor All To See
Bass, Backing Vocals – ColbournDrums, Percussion – Tom MaginnisEngineer [Assistant] – Colin Bogart, John Radzin, Josh AchzigerEngineer [First] – Mike "Gibby" GibsonManagement [Direction] – Tom Johnston ManagementMastered By – Doug SaxProducer, Mixed By – Buffalo Tom, The Robb Bros.Technician [Drum Guy] – Carl PlasterVocals, Guitar – Bill JanovitzWritten-By, Arranged By – Buffalo Tom
6Urge OverkillTake A Walk
Cello – Patricia DanielsEngineer – Joe The Butcher, Phil NicoloEngineer [Assistant] – Manuel LecuonaManagement – Beth Winer ManagementProducer – The Butcher Bros.Written-By, Arranged By – Urge Overkill
7Matthew SweetSuperdeformed
Bass [12-String], Electric Guitar, Vocals [All] – Matthew SweetDrums – Ron PangbornEngineer [Additional & Assistance] – Chris Littell, Tom (Dad?) NellenLead Guitar – Ivan JulianManagement – Russell Carter Artist Management, Ltd.Mastered By – Stephen MarcussenMixed By – Lloyd Puckitt, Matthew SweetPiano – Nicky HopkinsProducer – Matthew Sweet, Richard DashutRecorded By – Lloyd PuckittRecorded By [Village Recorder Assistance] – Barry Goldberg Written-By, Arranged By – Matthew Sweet
8Patti SmithMemorial Song
Recorded By – John Wall Written-By – Patti Smith
9The VerlainesHeavy 33
Bass – Mike StoodleyDrums, Percussion – Darren StedmanEngineer – Nick HartleyEngineer [Assistant] – Max MackenGuitar, Lead Vocals – Graeme DownesGuitar, Vocals – Paul WindersManagement – Jo Keith ManagementMixed By [Assistant Engineer] – Jeff RobinsonProducer, Mixed By – Joe ChiccarelliWritten-By – Graeme Downes
10The BreedersIris
Mixed By – Paul Brogden, William SmithRecorded By – The BBC Transcription Unit MobileWritten-By – Kim Deal
11Straitjacket FitsBrittle
Engineer [Assistant] – Dan AlonsoManagement – Debbi GibbsProducer – Paul FoxRecorded By, Mixed By – Ed ThackerWritten-By – Carter, Fits
12Sonic YouthBurning Spear
Bass – Kim GordonDrums – Steve ShelleyGuitar – Lee RanaldoGuitar, Vocals – Thurston MooreManagement – Gold Mountain EntertainmentMixed By – Andy WallaceMixed By [Live Mix] – Terry PearsonWritten-By – Gordon, Ranaldo, Edson, Moore
13Jonathan RichmanHot Nights
Producer – Brennan TottenWritten-By – Jonathan Richman
14Goo Goo DollsBitch
Bass, Vocals – Robby TakacDrums – George TutuskaEngineer [Assistant] – Brad NelsonGuitar, Vocals – Johnny RzeznikLead Vocals – The Incredible Lance DiamondManagement – Bob Cavallo, Pat Magnarella, Third Rail EntertainmentMusician [Additional], Saxophone – John PanchyshynMusician [Additional], Trumpet – Rick WaycheskoProducer – Chris Shaw, The Goo Goo DollsRecorded By, Mixed By – Chris ShawWritten-By – Jagger/Richards
15American Music ClubAll Your Jeans Were Too Tight
Engineer [Additional] – Terry MooreEngineer [Second] – Hans BuffManagement – Building Management, Ross Schwartz, Wally BrillPerformer – Bruce Kaphan, Daniel Pearson, Mark Eitzel, Tim Mooney, VudiProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Bruce KaphanWritten-By – Mark Eitzel
16Uncle TupeloEffigy
Bass, Vocals – Jeff TweedyDrums – Ken CoomerGuitar, Vocals – Jay FarrarManagement – Tony Margherita ManagementProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Brian PaulsonWritten-By – J.C. Fogerty
17Smashing PumpkinsGlynis
Engineer – Kerry BrownFeaturing [Assists], Melodica – Preston KlikMixed By – Billy Corgan, Butch VigProducer – Billy CorganWritten-By – Billy Corgan
18Beastie Boys Featuring DJ HurricaneNew Style (Live)
Management – Gold Mountain EntertainmentMixed By – The Beastie BoysPerformer – Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, DJ Hurricane, Mike DiamondWritten-By – Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin
19NirvanaVerse Chorus Verse3:24
20PavementUnseen Power Of The Picket Fence
Engineer – Greg TalenfeldWritten-By, Arranged By – Pavement
21Barbara Manning & The San Francisco SealsJoed Out
Bass – Michelle CernutoCello – Kim OsterwalderDrums, Vocals – Melanie ClarinGuitar – Lincoln AllenGuitar, Lead Vocals – Barbara ManningManagement – Tom Johnston ManagementProducer – Greg FreemanWritten-By – Graeme Downes


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
07822-18737-2Various No Alternative ‎(CD, Album, Comp)Arista07822-18737-2US1993
07822-18779-2Various No Alternative ‎(CD, Album, Comp)Arista07822-18779-2US1994
07822-18737-2Various No Alternative ‎(CD, Album, Comp, Club, RP)Arista07822-18737-2USUnknown
07822-18737-2Various No Alternative ‎(CD, Album, Comp, Gir)Arista07822-18737-2US1993
07822-18737-2Various No Alternative ‎(CD, Album, Comp, Gir)Arista07822-18737-2US1993


  • DesignClaudia Brandenburg
  • Design [Original], Art DirectionBureau
  • Directed By [Executive Director]John Carin, Leigh Blake
  • Executive-ProducerJohn Carlin
  • Liner NotesJohn Carlin
  • Mastered ByHowie Weinberg
  • ProducerChris Mundy, Jessica Kowal, Paul Heck
  • Supervised By [Red Hot Production Supervisor]Tara Fitzpatrick


Track D5 is listed as Memorial Tribute
Track D6 is a bonus, unlisted track.

Gatefold sleeve

Sticker on sleeve reads:
Groundbreaking compilation now on vinyl for the first time!
Featuring the biggest acts that defined 90s alt rock including: Beastie Boys, Pavement, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Individually Numbered Jackets
20th Anniversary

Record Store Day 2013 release. Limited edition of 3000. Stamp numbered on rear of jacket.

Compilation ℗ & © 1993, 2013 The Red Hot Organization. All individual tracks (P) by the record company or individual indicated

A1: Recorded January and February 1993 at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA. Additional Recording at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles. Mastered, Precision Mastering, Hollywood, CA.
©1992 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Charm Trap Music Inc. (BMI)
Matthew Sweet appears courtesy of Zoo Entertainment
A2: Recorded Spring 1993 at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, CA. Special Thanks to Susan Donaldson and all at Cherokee Studios.
©1993 Scrawny Music (BMI)
Buffalo Tom appears courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records, Ltd.
A3: Recorded May 17th-19th 1993 at Pachyderm Studios, Canon Falls, MN. Mixed at Greene Street Recording, New York, NY. Special thanks to Dave Harrington & the staff at Greene Street.
©EMI April Music Inc./Bugpie Music Publishing/ Ritz Writes (ASCAP)/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
Soul Asylum appears courtesy of Columbia Records
A4: Recorded June 24, 1993 at Studio 4, Philadelphia
©1993 King/Kato Ltd. (BMI)
Urge Overkill appears courtesy of Geffen Records
A5: Recorded June 9-10, 1993 at Pachyderm Studios, Canon Falls, MN. Mixed at Music Annex, Menlo Park, CA. Special Thanks to John Dressel and Tim Penn at Pachyderm and Charlie Albert at Music Annex.
©1993 PolyGram Music/I Failed In Life Music (BMI)
American Music Club appears courtesy of Reprise Records and Virgin Records Ltd.
B1: Recorded at Metalworks, Canada. Additional editing at Electrox, New York. Special thanks to Alex Andronache and the staff at Metalworks.
©ABKCO Music Inc. (BMI)
Goo Goo Dolls appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
B2: Engineered out of Vodka. Recorded July 13-20, 1993 at Waterworks Studio, New York.
©1993 Treble Kicker Music (BMI)
B3: recorded spring 1993 at soundworks chicago il and smart studios madison wi
©1993 cinderful music/chrysalis songs (bmi)
smashing pumpkins appear courtesy of virgin records
B4: Recorded Fall 1991 at Granary Music 2, Brooklyn, NY
©1993 Granary Music (BMI), administered worldwide by Bug Music
Bob Mould appears courtesy of Rykodisc, Creation Records Ltd., and White Records
B5: Recorded Spring 1993 at Studio Nomade, Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada
©1993 Tyde Music and Sony Music (ASCAP)
Sarah McLachlan appears courtesy of Arista Records and Nettwerk Productions
C1: Recorded September 1991 at Avast Studio, Seattle, WA
©1991 Noyes Innerouter (ASCAP)
Soundgarden appears courtesy of A&M Records
C2: Recorded and Mixed June, 1993 at Can Am Recorders, Tarzana, CA. Special thanks to Can Am Recorders, Leeds Rehearsals, Drum Paradise and Andy Brauer.
©1993 Rondor Music (ASCAP)
Straitjacket Fits appear courtesy of Arista Records
C3: Recorded and Mixed May 1993 at Lowdown, San Francisco
©1984 Sony Music (ASCAP)
C4: Recorded May 1-4, 1993 at Studios 301, Sydney, Australia. Mixed at Master Control, Burbank, CA. Special thanks to Fiona Simpson and all the staff at Studios 301, Billy Hyde Rentals, Stage Door Rehearsal, Studio EFX Rentals and Ron Corbett at Master Control.
©1993 Sony Music (ASCAP)
The Verlaines appear courtesy of Slash Records
C5: Recorded live in June 1993 at Cedar Creek Recording, Austin, TX
©Jondora Music (BMI)
Uncle Tupelo appears courtesy of Sire Records
D1: Recorded live on a Tascam MSR 16, Dallas, TX 11/19/1992. Mixed at G-Son Studios, Los Angeles
©1986 Brooklyn Dust Music/PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (Ascap) and American Def Tune (ASCAP)
Beastie Boys appear courtesy of Capitol Records
D2: Recorded June 26, 1992 live at Glastonbury
©1990 Period Music (BMI)
The Breeders appear courtesy of Elektra Records
D3: Recorded at The Big Day Out, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 1993. Recorded by Triple J Radio, Australia. Mixed at Quantum Studios
©1983 Sonik Tooth Music. Administered by Willesden Music (BMI)
Sonic Youth appears courtesy of DGC Records
D4: Recorded live in 1991 in Milwaukee, WI
©Rockin' Leprechaun Music (ASCAP) and Rounder Music (ASCAP)
Jonathan Richman appears courtesy of Rounder Records
D5: Recorded Live July 8, 1993 at NY Summerstage, New York
©1993 Patti Smith
Patti Smith appears courtesy of Arista Records


  • Barcode (Text): 8 87654 82911 5
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 88765482911A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 88765482911B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): 88765482911C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): 88765482911D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 88765482911-A Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 88765482911-B C3 Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): 88765482911-C '!' Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): 88765482911-D "!" Ⓤ


  • Copyright (c) – The Red Hot Organization
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Red Hot Organization
  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Produced For – The Red Hot Organization
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Recorded At – The Sound Factory
  • Recorded At – The Village Recorder
  • Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
  • Recorded At – Pachyderm Studio
  • Recorded At – Studio 4 Recording
  • Recorded At – Metalworks Studios
  • Recorded At – Waterworks
  • Recorded At – Soundworks, Chicago
  • Recorded At – Smart Studios
  • Recorded At – Granary Music
  • Recorded At – Studio Nomade
  • Recorded At – Avast! Recording Co.
  • Recorded At – Can-Am Recorders
  • Recorded At – Lowdown Studios
  • Recorded At – EMI Studios 301
  • Recorded At – Cedar Creek Recording
  • Recorded At – Glastonbury
  • Recorded At – Big Day Out
  • Recorded By – Triple J
  • Recorded At – NY Summerstage
  • Mastered At – Precision Mastering
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Mixed At – Greene St. Recording
  • Mixed At – The Music Annex
  • Mixed At – Can-Am Recorders
  • Mixed At – Lowdown Studios
  • Mixed At – Master Control, Burbank
  • Mixed At – G-Son Studios
  • Edited At – Electrox
  • Published By – EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
  • Published By – Charm Trap Music
  • Published By – Scrawny Music
  • Published By – April Music Inc.
  • Published By – Bugpie Music Publishing
  • Published By – Ritz Writes
  • Published By – King/Kato, Ltd.
  • Published By – PolyGram Music
  • Published By – I Failed In Life Music
  • Published By – ABKCO Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Treble Kicker Music
  • Published By – Cinderful Music
  • Published By – Chrysalis Songs
  • Published By – Granary Music
  • Published By – Bug Music
  • Published By – Tyde Music
  • Published By – Sony Music
  • Published By – Noyes Inneroutter
  • Published By – Rondor Music
  • Published By – Jondora Music
  • Published By – Brooklyn Dust Music
  • Published By – PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
  • Published By – American Def Tunes
  • Published By – Period Music
  • Published By – Sonik Tooth Music
  • Published By – Willesden Music
  • Published By – Rockin' Leprechaun Music
  • Published By – Rounder Music
  • Published By – Patti Smith
  • Pressed By – United Record Pressing

Comments to album Various - No Alternative
I've seen a version of this LP that is NOT stamped with a number on the back and the SEL# on the sticker ends with "S2" instead of "S1". The sticker also omits the wording about "individually numbered jackets". Did they release a 2nd pressing of this after Record Store Day 2013?
Yes they did release a version that is not numbered.
Love 80% of the tunes on this compilation. However, I would buy it alone for the Bob Mould song, "Can't Fight It".
0482 Burlington, Ontario, CanadaNeed to add more words for the man
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