Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks

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Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks album cover.jpg
Compilation album (Tribute album) by Various Artists
Released April 9, 1996
Genre Alternative & Rock
Label Atlantic
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Astroman schoolhouse.jpg
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. "Three Is a Magic Number" was one of the last recordings made by Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon, who died of a drug overdose in October 1995.

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" - Buffalo Tom
  14. "Unpack Your Adjectives" - Daniel Johnston
  15. "The Tale of Mr. Morton" - Skee-Lo
  16. "Sufferin til' Suffrage" - Janet Billig
  17. "Fireworks" - David Michael Dill
  18. "The Body Machine" - Bob Fay
  19. "Elementary, My Dear" - Joe Ferla
  20. "A Victim of Gravity" - Mike Napolitano
  21. "Three-Ring Government" - Andrew Leary
  22. "Elbow Room" - Patty Schemel
  23. "The Preamble" - Christopher Thorn
  24. "Mother Necessity" - Don C. Tyler
  25. "Do the Circulation" - Speedy Sparks
  26. "Telegraph Line" - Charles Roane
  27. "Them Not-So-Dry Bones" - Doug Easley
  28. "Interjections!" - Augusta Duffey
  29. "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla" - Wally Gagel
  30. "A Noun is a Person Place or Thing" - Glenn Graham
  31. "Busy Prepositions" - Daniel Johnston
  32. "The Four-Legged Zoo" - Bryce Goggin
  33. "I Got Six" - Evan Dando
  34. "Lucky Seven Sampson" - Elliott Sharp
  35. "Figure Eight" - J Mascis
  36. "Naughty Number Nine" - David Shea
  37. "The Good Eleven" - John Cale

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.