Mom: Music for Our Mother Ocean

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Various Artists

MOM: Music for Our Mother Ocean, benefiting the conservationist Surfrider Foundation, avoids the sanctimony of most ”cause” records, taking instead a celebratory bent, as on Pearl Jam’s loopy cover of the Silly Surfers’ 1964 obscurity ”Gremmie Out of Control.” Porno for Pyros and the Beastie Boys also appear beside less time-tested luminaries No Doubt and Everclear, while Helmet add to the quirk factor with their ham-fisted cover of Bjork’s ”Army of Me.” B

Originally posted July 26 1996 — 12:00 AM EDT

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