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Tony Hawk's American..... Compilation, Explicit Lyrics

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Oct. 18 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Compilation, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000B8QF0K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
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1. Senses Fail - Institutionalized
2. Taking Back Sunday - Suburban Home / I Like Food
3. My Chemical Romance - Astro Zombies
4. Emanuel - Search and Destroy
5. Saves The Day - Sonic Reducer
6. Dropkick Murphys - Who Is Who
7. Thrice - Seeing Red/Screaming At A Wall
8. The Bled - House of Suffering
9. Hot Snakes - Time To Escape
10. Fall Out Boy - Start Today
11. Alkaline Trio - Wash Away
12. Thursday - Ever Fallen In Love
13. From Autumn To Ashes - Lets Have A War
14. Rise Against - Fix Me

Product Description

The soundtrack to the game (and the music inside the game itself) is a lineup of today's biggest and best bands in the world of rock. The premise was to get each of these bands to cover a song from a classic 80's punk or hardcore band. Since the game is played is Los Angeles, you'll find that most of the band's covered were West Coast based such as Thrice, Thursday and Taking Back Sunday. Vagrant. 2005.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9873142c) out of 5 stars 45 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9802b2ac) out of 5 stars Get over the cover bands and just listen to the MUSIC Feb. 20 2006
By Subway - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It would seem many people are upset over all these 'poser' bands covering these punk classics, but it seems that they got so bogged down in complaining that they didn't actually listen to the music, which is actually quite good. Sure some of the bands might typically be not worth listening to, they go out of character here to pay homage to the bands that did these great songs.

Institutionalized: Senses Fail does an excellent job in portraying the angst and frustration from the original version (by Suicidal Tendancies)

Suburban Home/I Like Food: This one stays roughly similar to the original(s) except it gets a little more over the top. It's one of my favorites on the album, possibly because I enjoyed the originals anyway.

Astro Zombies: I'm certainly not a fan of MCR but I must admit they did a good job representing the Misfits here. It sounds a lot like the classic but with a little original flair.

Search and Destroy: Emanuel was excellent at covering Iggy and the Stooges here. It sounds almost like the same song except with better recording quality. I like it a lot.

Sonic Reducer: Now here's a song that everyone will have heard of even if they haven't heard of any of the others. Sonic Reducer is legendary, and Saves the Day actually covers it well. While it's different than the original, it retains the liveliness the Dead Boys put in it.

Who is Who: Eh, this one is one of the few I think is only mediocre. It's a basically faithful reproduction I guess...

Seeing Red/Screaming At A Wall: Thrice is one of my favorite bands right now, and very different from the other cover bands here. Needless to say, their cover of two Minor Threat songs is very good, they even cheapen the sound quality to make it sound more similar. It's ironic for Thrice to cover Minor Threat, as they tend to be very melodically focused.

House of Suffering: Well I don't like The Bled, but they did a decent job with this song. Tey put a little spin on it but keep what made it good originally.

Time to Escape: Hot Snakes does about the same thing Government Issue did originally, and it works just as well

Start Today: I was worried when I saw a poppy band like Fall Out Boy was doing a Gorilla Biscuits song but to my surprise it actually works well. One of the few cases that a cover band puts their own spin on it.

Wash Away: Alkaline Trio does a great cover of TSOL here, keeping it mostly the same except placing more emphasis on the vocals. Great cover.

Ever Fallen in Love?: Thursday was a perfect choice to cover the Buzzcocks here. The cover is nearly flawless, definitely one fo the best here.

Let's Have A War: Ugh well I wasn't happy with this one. From Autumn to Ashes completely strips this greaf Fear song of its trademark cynicism. It even replaces 'queers' with 'Bush twins' making it more politically correct. The original is much better.

Fix Me: Rise Against has portrayed Black Flag in the past and done a decent job, and here they do it even better. The vocals are appropiately angry and the song is covered well.

In short, if you can get past the bands that cover the songs, you'll see that they actually do them very well, giving us a great nostalgic collection of punk legends.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Matthew P. Lynch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The music on this CD is great. It seems to me that anyone who is anti-scene and loves "true" punk, made it a point to not buy this CD, and still comment on it. So tip your hats, sharpen the spikes on your belts holding up your checkered, too tight pants, and grease your hair up into your "different" mohawk, because, you are in fact making a scene. Talk about ushering in a new wave of fake people.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9817c0a8) out of 5 stars Awesome album. Nov. 25 2005
By Freak 2K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been listening to alot of the bands featured on this album and a few of the bands covered for quite so time. While the covers aren't as good as the originals, they are still good. I highly recommend this album to any skater out there. These songs are forever going to be part of my iPod's skate playlist. And for all the people out there bashing this album, calling it selling out, not true punk, insulting to the original bands, blah, blah blah...let me enlighten you. The original bands had to approve of the covers to be produced due to copyright laws. So if making this album was selling out, then the Buzzcocks, Descendants, Suicidal Tendecies, etc are ALL SELL-OUTS! So based upon most reviews you shouldn't even buy the originals and support the sellouts they've become. Good music is good music. If you enjoy rock, check it out. If you're "too punk" to listen to it, your loss. Remember, punk is all about one's freedom to express themselve and be an individual. It's a mindset, not a genre.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98327498) out of 5 stars hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Nov. 3 2005
By R. Kulback - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
well i personally was not as angry to hear about this cd as a lot of people seem to be. i personally dont see why everyone is so mad about this cd...after all im pretty sure that the old punk rock bands had to give their consent for this cd to be made. yes, i will admit that the covers by fall out boy and senses fail are nothing short of terrible, but... there are some good songs on here. hot snakes for instance... a very punk band... especially if you trace them back to the days of drive like jehu. and then theres bad brains...deemed the creators of hardcore by many. it was interesting to hear one of the most popular acts in hardcore today cover the creators of a genre. i also am a sucker for saves the day so i liked their cover too. but i will say that this album does not do the originals justice.

p.s: i hate all of these trendy, sterotypical lables that all of you thrust on these bands. emo...please. screamo...what on earth does that even mean...how does that even begin to describe anything. these terms were given birth by the dogmatic mtv and should never be used in intellegent conversation... ever!!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9801d8d0) out of 5 stars It's Okay, I Guess... Oct. 24 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Well, I'm 15, but I don't have an account.

Right, well, I am a fan of many of the songs on this cd's original artists and also the artists who did the covers. My personal favourite has to be MCR's cover of the Misfit's song. It's a good rendition, in my opinion, and manages to retain the original feel of the song while bringing in the influence of one of the bands that I truly like.

Other than that and a few choice other songs, it somewhat shames the original recordings...sorry, all.