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Various Artists: TV Terror



Disc 1:

  1. Collide - Felix The Cat
  2. Numb - Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
  3. Alien Faktor w/Pain Station - Laverne & Shirley
  4. Institute of Technology - Mary Tyler Moore
  5. Christ Analogue - Happy Days
  6. 16 Volt - Love Boat
  7. 29 Days - Addams Family
  8. Electric Hellfire Club - Charles in Charge
  9. Kevorkian Death Cycle - One Day At A Time
  10. Battery - X-Files
  11. Hate Dept. - Facts of Life
  12. Society Burning - Magnum P.I.
  13. Terminal 46 - Three's Company
  14. Oneiroid Psychosis - Dark Shadows
  15. Idiot Stare - Brady Bunch
  16. Pinchpoint - Dukes of Hazzard
  17. Apolitiq - WKRP in Cincinnati
  18. Sweat Engine - Speed Racer

Disc 2:

  1. Liquid Sex Decay - Twin Peaks
  2. Cut.Rate.Box - The Jeffersons
  3. Loretta's Doll - Scooby Doo
  4. Kill Switch...Klick - Welcome Back Kotter
  5. Alien Sex Fiend - Batman
  6. Haloblack - Fat Albert
  7. Stone 588 - Creature Feature
  8. Ikon - Ballad of Gilligan's Island
  9. Ex-Voto - Barette
  10. Lick - Star Trek
  11. Wreckage - Spiderman
  12. Coin of the Realm - Outer Limits
  13. Triple Point - Dynasty
  14. Dystopia One - Knight Rider
  15. The Thessalopian Dope Gods - Maude
  16. Sullen - Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
  17. My Glass Besides Yours - Muppet Show
  18. Sofia Run - Josie & The Pussycats


Themed tribute and cover albums seem to be extremely popular these days as well as solid money makers. This time around Re-Constriction Records in association with Permission Magazine have put together a collection of 'Industrial' covers of, you guessed it television theme songs. Just when you thought that your most feared television show had finally ceased to be syndicated, along comes "TV Terror" to bring those childhood psychological problems screaming back into reality.

Logically this release is broken into two distinct sections with the first disc consisting of artists assembled by label slumlord Chase at Re-Constriction and the second glued together at the seams by Rev. Jayson Elliot of Permission. The key difference between these discs being that most of the bands on disc one are signed to a label and are of a exceedingly higher production quality than on the second disc. Nevertheless there are quite a handful of selections on both discs which should both amuse and incite you to go postal near the neighborhood kids.

Highlights include Electric Hellfire Club's sadistic rendition of 'Charles in Charge' with "Charles Manson in charge of our guns and our knives", 29 Died's dancefloor version of the 'Addams Family', Oneiroid Psychosis's terror inducing look at 'Dark Shadows', Haloblack's satirical poke at 'Fat Albert' and Lick's massacre of 'Star Trek'. So if you were like every other kid in the eighties and spent more hours in front of the television per day that attending school, you should get several hours of amusement out of this collection before the novelty wears off and you start worrying about going through puberty again.

Contact:
Re-Constriction Records
4901-906 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117-3432

E-mail: chase@ttlnet.com


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