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