Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk

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Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk
Studio album by Osaka Popstar
Released May 23, 2006
Genre Punk rock
Length 27:39
Label Misfits, Rykodisc
Producer John Cafiero
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
RebelPunk 5/5 stars link

Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk is the first, and so far only, album released by Osaka Popstar. The title references the fact that the band includes members of legendary punk bands such as The Misfits, Ramones, Black Flag and The Voidoids.

The CD came with a DVD that included music videos for "Wicked World" and "Insects".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wicked World" (Daniel Johnston) – 2:58,
  2. "Astro Boy" (Donald Rockwell, Tatsuo Takai) – 1:30
  3. "Sailor Moon" (Andy Heyward, Tetsuya Komoro, Kanako Oda) – 1:11
  4. "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Traditional, arranged by (John Cafiero) – 3:20
  5. "Insects" (Davis Aronin, Carl Brown Jerron Cool, Keisha Dotson, Brenda Garcia, Inisinna, Kids Of Widney High, Michael Monagan) – 2:06
  6. "I Live Off You" (Marianne Elliot, aka Poly Styrene) – 1:50
  7. "Xmas Intro (That Almost Wasn't)" (Ray Carter) – 0:10
  8. "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" (Carter, Paul Tripp) – 1:38
  9. "Love Comes in Spurts" (Richard Hell) – 1:53
  10. "Blank Generation" (Hell) – 2:47
  11. "Monsters" (Cafiero) – 2:52
  12. "Where's the Cap'n?" (Cafiero) – 2:25
  13. "Shaolin Monkeys" (Cafiero) – 2:58

Personnel[edit]

Cover songs[edit]

Among the songs on the album are cover versions of the title tracks from anime series Astro Boy and Sailor Moon, and the Rossano Brazzi film The Christmas That Almost Wasn't.