Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks

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Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Compilation album (Tribute album) by Various Artists
Released April 9, 1996
Genre Alternative & Rock
Label Atlantic
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
EP by Pavement and Man or Astro-man?
Released 1995
Genre Alternative & Rock
Label Atlantic/Hollywood
Man or Astro-man? chronology
Gearhead Magazine Insert
(1996)
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
(1996)
UFO's and the Men Who Fly Them!
(1996)
Pavement chronology
Pacific Trim
(1996)
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
(1996)
Brighten the Corners
(1997)

Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks is a tribute album based on the Emmy Award-winning animated TV series, Schoolhouse Rock!. It was released by Atlantic/Hollywood Records in 1996 and contains 15 tracks, the original "Schoolhouse Rocky" theme and covers of 14 songs from the series performed by popular music artists. There was also a promo-only 7" single distributed to promote this album featuring the Man or Astro-man? track and the Pavement track. This single was pressed on yellow vinyl. A portion of the sales of the album went to the Children's Defense Fund.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Schoolhouse Rocky" - 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" - The Lemonheads (with Melissa Auf der Maur and Gibby Haynes)
  9. "The Energy Blues" - Biz Markie
  10. "Little Twelvetoes" - Chavez
  11. "Verb: That's What's Happening" - Moby
  12. "Interplanet Janet" - Man or Astro-man?
  13. "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here" - They Might Be Giants & Buffalo Tom
  14. "Unpack Your Adjectives" - Daniel Johnston
  15. "The Tale of Mr. Morton" - Skee-Lo (ft, Rap Star K.K.

Single tracks[edit]

Side A
Side B

Reception[edit]

Reception to Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks was generally very positive, with Entertainment Weekly rating it a B+ and commenting on the surprising charm and high quality contributions by the popular young artists.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EW Music Review Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks (1996) Various Artists". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 February 2012.