Knitting On the Roof Pushing eclecticism to its limits, Manhattan's Knitting Factory mines cover material from an unlikely source: Fiddler on the Roof. And it works: The musical's energetic… Knitting On the Roof Pushing eclecticism to its limits, Manhattan's Knitting Factory mines cover material from an unlikely source: Fiddler on the Roof. And it works: The musical's energetic… Various Artists Experimental Soundtracks
Music Review

Knitting on the Roof

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genres: Experimental, Soundtracks

Pushing eclecticism to its limits, Manhattan's Knitting Factory mines cover material from an unlikely source: Fiddler on the Roof. And it works: The musical's energetic ethnicity yields more than a few nuggets. Pop terrorists Negativland turn ''Tevye's Dream'' into a trippy sound pastiche; Jill Sobule's reworking of ''Sunrise, Sunset'' is appropriately understated; and the Hasidic New Wavers put a sweaty exuberance into ''Wedding Celebration.'' B

Originally posted Jan 07, 2000 Published in issue #520 Jan 07, 2000 Order article reprints