Due to time constraints this isn't going to be a terribly elaborate write-up, but given that it's a tribute album, I suppose things are kind of self explanatory to begin with. The 21-song This Ain't the Plimsouls pays homage to the band in question, and although I can't say it's uniformly excellent, the good news is that your favorite Plimsouls song is almost certain to be adapted here (most likely by a group you've never heard of). Zero Hour Records was/is based in Australia, and as such there are plenty of Oz participants making an appearance here, but there's plenty of Yankee blood to be relished as well, including a couple of my personal faves, Head Candy and the Dangtrippers. Many tracks are interspersed with clips from a Plimsouls radio interview, wherein the Peter Case and Co. were in a particularly wise-ass mood.
Australia's co-ed Fear of Falling were bestowed the honor of giving the Plim's signature song, "A Million Miles Away" a fresh coat of paint. Not to knock them, but I know of another rendition of that song that I find to be far more satisfactory, and I've included it as a bonus (which I've opted not to list below). Hope ya like.
01-Chopper - Hush Hush 02-The Wishniaks - Now 03-The Mandrakes - Everywhere At Once 04-The Sick Rose - Shakey City 05-Fear Of Falling - A Million Miles Away 06-Los Valendas - I Want What You Got 07-The Diehards - In This Town 08-The Chevelles - Zero Hour 09-The Crusaders - Magic Touch 10-The Slaters - Oldest Story In The World 11-The 27 Various - Great Big World 12-Head Candy - Lost Time 13-The Dangtrippers - Inch By Inch 14-The Pyramidiacs - Everyday Things 15-Lonely Hearts - Play The Breaks 16-The Barbarellas - How Long Will It Take 17-The Plunderers - I'll Get Lucky 18-Slep & The Redhouse - Hypnotized 19-The Clockwatchers - Nickles And Dimes 20-The Kryptonics - I Want You Back 21-The Droogs - Hobo 22-interview snippit