The Good, the bad, and the ugly...

- wadE

Since Wade and Alex have talked about the great music in their collections (i.e. the good), I thought I would chime in with worst music in my collection (the bad...and the very ugly).

Thankfully I only actually purchased one of these CDs, the other 3 came into my possesion by a variety of ways. Let's begin, shall we?

Let's start with the CD I actually purchased. One of those Columbia House "I can get 15 CDs for a penny, I found 14 I want, I need one more" kind of purchases.

Judgement Night was actually a moderately entertaining movie. I mean really, Denis Leary and a giant RV in the hood, what's not to like?

Anyway, after the amazing and revolutionary collaboration of Aerosmith and Run D.M.C., one would think that hard rock and rap were made for each other...but no. Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul...what? Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Pearl Jam and Cypress HIll. Dinosaur Jr. and Del Tha Funky Homosapien (they actually spelled Del with "The" instead of "Tha", but I'll forgive 'em for that).

To be honest, the reason I bought the CD was the one song on this soundtrack that delivers! Mudhoney and Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Freak Momma"! Even though the song was buried on this forgettable soundtrack, it got a little radio play, and is an excellent mix of their two styles.

One curious thing though... De La Soul does a song called "Fallin'", and Living Colour and Run D.M.C do "Me, Myself & My Microphone"; shouldn't that be the other way around?

NEXT!

Oh yeah baby, Kurt Russell is back as Snake in the forgettable remake of "Escape From New York", and look who's joined him!

Stabbing Westward, Tool, White Zombie...Tori Amos? There is even a song from Sugar Ray... The movie was made in 1996, so Sugar Ray must have contributed "10 Seconds Down" back in 1995.

I don't know if you can read what is stamped on the CD cover, but it says "For Promotional Use Only. Sale Or Other Transfer Is Prohibited. Must Be Returned On Demand Of Record Company." I'll tell you this, if Lava Records wants this back, they just need to say the word!

NEXT!

Another painful collaboration between hard rock and rap. Body Count, as you may recall, was the hard rock front for Ice-T in that warm and loving ballad "Cop Killer". Body Count wasn't much without Ice, so he was featured on most everything they ever produced. What's even worse, is that this is the "Video Edit", so there is no swearing. I couldn't even tell you the last time this CD even left it's jewel case...1996 maybe?

Last, but certainly not least.

I was lucky enough to win this single in college! I was accosted while eating lunch by someone working for the college radio station. I actually knew the AM frequency of KSTO, and was rewarded with...this.

The single has 6 songs on it. "Lunchbox" and various remixes of "Lunchbox". Number two, "Next Motherf*cker (Remix)" is by far and away the best version. The constant chorus of "Next Motherf*cker gonna get my metal!" is just the perfect thing to pick you up on those gray dreary days.

For those of you who can't get enough of Marilyn Manson, check out the pic on the inside cover of this CD. NOTE: NOT for the faint of heart!

ENJOY!

- 02/18/2002


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