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Various: The Rocky Horror Punk Rock ShowThe Rocky Horror Punk Rock Show (2003)
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Years in the making, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has finally gone punk rock. [Of course, I always thought the thing already *was* punk rock. Shows what I know.] Contained on this compilation are 19 bands doing their damnedest to re-create the entire film, note for note, character by charact.
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Years in the making, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has finally gone punk rock.

[Of course, I always thought the thing already *was* punk rock. Shows what I know.]

Contained on this compilation are 19 bands doing their damnedest to re-create the entire film, note for note, character by character. Some do better than others. Some do much better than others. But while a number of songs suffer from sub-par recordings [or sub-par arrangements], there are some highlights:

  • The Groovie Ghoulies' version of "The Time Warp" is exactly what you think it would sound like. If you're unfamiliar with the band, think Billy Corgan fronting a pop-punk band.
  • After each listen of "Sweet Transvestive," I'm convinced that it's actually an Apocalypse Hoboken song that was co-opted for the movie. This song suits them so well [and it's one of the best-recorded ones out of all of them].
  • The 1-2 punch of Tsunami Bomb and Luckie Strike is a definite gem on the disc, with a much-needed female presence dominating over most of the boys here.
  • The Dan-sung Alkaline Trio contribution "Over At The Frankenstein Place" is one of the most ambitious songs the band's ever done. I've rarely heard the group this majestic. Unfortunately, their song leaves quite a bit to be desired in the production department.
  • Big D and the Kids Table's injection of some laid back ska flavor into "Once In A While" is a welcome breath of fresh air on a CD dominated by similar-sounding [to put it nicely] pop-punk acts.
The comp isn't perfect [why Chris Murray's version of "Science Fiction Double Feature" wasn't used over the Ataris' is beyond me], but there's enough big names on here [and enough smaller names pulling their weight] to make this worthwhile. But just barely.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 29, 2004)

I was practically raised on RHPS, so my soundtrack cd, is infact, not playable anymore. I bought this cd, and I love most of the songs on here. Me first and the Gimmie Gimmies is my favorite cover.

CallingLondon (April 22, 2004)

you saw that mr. show, too, huh?

hitlerbadzakgood (April 20, 2004)

amerikkka would have been more punk. take note of that.

Anonymous (April 19, 2004)

Wow, America spelled with a k instead of a c, nice work dude. you ARE punk rock

Anonymous (April 17, 2004)

This movie BLOWS!
This cover soundtrack BLOWS!

One of the worst songs I've heard in my life is that Tsunami Bomb song. As much as I already loathe that band, and their fans, this just makes me want to cut everyone up in pieces and scatter them across Amerika.

sloppyblake (April 17, 2004)

I really like the Gametime cover.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

The Apocalypse Hoboken cover is the best......too bad they are no more.

TheOneTrueBill (April 16, 2004)

What about tight ass thrift store t-shirts, shaggy hair, and a whiny/screamy voice?

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

none of this is punk rock. sorry to sound like an ass....but it really isn't. It's noit bad...just not punk rock. Wearing a mohawk or playing 3 chords doesnt make your band punk.

Fuzzy (April 16, 2004)

I'm sure that Chris Murray's version has to be better than the Ataris'.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

I thought that Me First and the Gimme Gimme's song was the best. I can't say I was all that surprised that a cover band did the best cover but I thought theirs was great.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

where can i find irc, and is it used to find rare and harder to find songs?

Blarg (April 16, 2004)

This cd was awful. Tsunami Bomb and Apocalpyse Hoboken almost made it listenable, but 2 tracks out of 20 doesn't work.

ElVaquero (April 16, 2004)

Sounds fairly good to me. If only I had IRC...

TheOneTrueBill (April 16, 2004)

I only like the Swingin' Utters song, and that was on their s/t album. I don't hear why it's supposidly an "alternate" version.

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

Um, buy the original soundtrack and wear it out. Only after your copy is in unplayable condition should you be allowed to buy this.

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