WorldCat Identities

Kweller, Ben

Overview
Works: 40 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 1,499 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Rock music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Instrumentalist, Vocalist
Classifications: M1630.18.K845, 782.42166
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Most widely held works by Ben Kweller
Changing horses by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lone Ranger, wanted music inspired by the film ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lone Ranger: Wanted is the score for the western adventure film starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. The score was composed by Grammy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award winner Hans Zimmer (Black Hawk Down, The Pirates of the Caribbean films, and Rango)
Go fly a kite by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Kweller by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On my way by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Deeds music from the motion picture ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Future soundtrack for America by R.E.M. (Musical group) ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sha sha by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This bird has flown a 40th anniversary tribute to the Beatles' Rubber soul ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stubbs the zombie the soundtrack ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing the Groundwork Music Orchestra by Groundwork Music Orchestra ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wig in a box songs from & inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The way way back music from the motion picture ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ciao my shining star the songs of Mark Mulcahy by Mark Mulcahy ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love is a gift that is usually given with the utmost sincerity, but there's no way of telling how long it will last. It's not just the fickle nature of the human heart that guarantees this, but the simple cruelties of fate, which can take away the person who has given your life its greatest meaning without a moment's notice. While singer and songwriter Mark Mulcahy has shown he knows more than a little about the nature of love in the fine songs he's written as a solo artist, and with his bands Miracle Legion and Polaris, he learned an especially harsh lesson in September 2008 when Melissa Rich Mulcahy, his wife and the mother of his two daughters, died suddenly and unexpectedly. Beyond the human tragedy of Mulcahy and his children losing someone so important in their lives, there was the unfortunate reality that life as a single parent would make it a lot harder for Mulcahy to continue his career as a musician, songwriter, and composer of contemporary operas. So Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy is a very real act of love on behalf of a handful of friends and admirers of Mulcahy and his music; this album, created in tribute to Melissa, a woman who loved music and was fiercely supportive of her husband's career, features a number of Mark's most memorable tunes performed in a rich variety of styles. The presence of Thom Yorke (contributing a spare, electronic-based treatment of "All for the Best," a Miracle Legion number he's covered in concert with Radiohead) and Michael Stipe (performing "Everything's Coming Undone" with a band including Tom Gilroy and Hahn Rowe) will doubtless lure a great many listeners previously unfamiliar with Mulcahy's work, but everyone on this album turns in work ranging from quite good to excellent. And the musicians approach these songs in enough different ways to demonstrate the full spectrum of emotional colors in his songs, from Vic Chesnutt's spare solo turn on "Little Man" and the lightly sweet country-rock of Josh Rouse's "I Woke Up in the Mayflower" to the noisy, expressive eccentricity of Frank Black ("Bill Jocko") and Rocket from the Tombs ("In Pursuit of Your Happiness"), and the epic-scale guitar crunch of Dinosaur Jr.'s "The Backyard." For the stylistic variety of these interpretations, the consistent strength of Mulcahy's songs and the wise, compassionate tone of his lyrics give this collection a unified voice, and if it unwittingly raises the question of how someone as talented as Mulcahy could gain little more than a cult following with this level of talent, it also demonstrates that the belief these musicians (and the late Melissa Rich) placed in his work was in no way misplaced. Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy wasn't created to give some critical favorite a musical high five or raise money for a worthy charity -- it's a concrete demonstration of caring and support for a fellow artist in a time of need that will also put some publishing royalties in his pocket to help care for his children. If that's not a show of love when and where it's needed, it's hard to say what else would qualify. Mark Deming
Live from Bonnaroo 2003 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
College original motion picture soundtrack ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CMJ new music ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CMJ new music ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On my way by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sha sha by Ben Kweller ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ben kweller
BK
Kweller, Benjamin Lev
Languages
English (42)
German (2)
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