Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
 : Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks

by: Various Artists

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0075679268129
Feature: Atlantic
Item Dimensions: 4555025494
Label: Atlantic
Languages: EnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Atlantic
MPN: MFR075679268129#VG
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Atlantic
Release Date: April 09, 1996
Studio: Atlantic

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Disc 1:
  1. Schoolhouse Rocky (Original Theme Music) - Bob Dorough And Friends
  2. I'm Just A Bill - Deluxx Folk Implosion
  3. Three Is A Magic Number - Blind Melon
  4. Conjunction Junction - Better Than Ezra
  5. Electricity, Electricity - Goodness
  6. No More Kings - Pavement
  7. The Shot Heard Round The World - Ween
  8. My Hero, Zero - Lemonheads
  9. The Energy Blues - Biz Markie
  10. Little Twelvetones - Chavez
  11. Verb: That's Whats Happening - Moby
  12. Interplanet Janet - Man Or Astro-Man
  13. Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here - Buffalo Tom
  14. Unpack Your Adjectives - Daniel Johnston
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
The beauty of Schoolhouse Rock in its original Saturday morning run (1973-85) was that kids watching couldn't tell whether the catchy three-minute cartoon jingles were meant to be commercials, shows, or something else entirely. That enabled overexposed TV youth to learn without realizing it between episodes of Scooby Doo and Fat Albert. Then the Brady Bunch generation became the alternative nation, and the innocence with which they took in these grammar, history, and math lessons was lost. Now comes the obligatory tribute album, Schoolhouse Rock Rocks--pleasant enough, but full of postmodern yuks and missed-the-point nostalgia that aim to celebrate but instead drain the joy from childhood memories.

Though it's somewhat interesting to hear Pavement turn "Mo More Kings" into lo-fi krautrock or Moby make "Verb: That's What's Happening" into industrial techno-pop, the performers who most successfully preserve Schoolhouse Rock's edutainment viability are those who are most cartoonish to begin with: Ween ("The Shot Heard 'round the World"), Biz Markie ("The Energy Blues"), and Daniel Johnston ("Unpack Your Adjectives"). The problem remains, nonetheless: Any revamping of these songs implies Schoolhouse Rock somehow needed to be made hipper. That none of these songs is better than its original proves how very unhip '70s kids have grown up to be. --Roni Sarig

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