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
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EP by Pavement and Man or Astro-man?
Released 1995
Genre Alternative & Rock
Label Atlantic/Hollywood
Man or Astro-man? chronology
Gearhead Magazine Insert
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
UFO's and the Men Who Fly Them!
Pavement chronology
Pacific Trim
Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Brighten the Corners

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 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]


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