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“The Rugrats Movie” Soundtrack To Make Vinyl Debut In Celebration of 20th Anniversary

“The Rugrats Movie” Soundtrack To Make Vinyl Debut In Celebration of 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago, The Rugrats Movie brought the beloved animated show to the big screen for the first time. The star-studded spectacular, featuring Tommy Pickles and his baby gang in an adventure of blockbuster-sized proportions, was an instant sensation and grossed $141 million, making it the first non-Disney animated film to gross over $100 million in the U.S., and the highest-grossing animated film based on a TV series. Driving the action-packed movie was an inspired soundtrack comprised of new, original songs and covers by an eclectic mix ranging from the hip-hop of Blackstreet, Mya, Mase, Busta Rhymes to the rock and pop of No Doubt, Elvis Costello, Lisa Loeb and Devo. On the ambitious “This World Is Something New To Me,” the two minute song crams in a dizzying array of artists including Beck, Jakob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Phife Dawg, Lenny Kravitz, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, B-Real, Lou Rawls, Gordan Gano of the Violent Femmes and The B-52s who all lend their voices to their Rugrats personas.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film and soundtrack, The Rugrats Movie: Music from The Motion Picture will be made available on vinyl for the first time ever, allowing those who grew up with the series and new fans to enjoy these hugely successful and celebrated songs. A special limited-edition version on orange colored wax will be exclusively available on Urban Legends. Pre-order The Rugrats Movie: Music From The Motion Picture now: https://UrbanLegends.lnk.to/RugratsSoundtrack

It’s almost entirely impossible to separate great movie moments from the music that soundtracked them. With something as generationally adored as “The Rugrats,” it is even more impossible, especially when you consider the paramount artist that were tasked with contributing to the film. Legends, fleeting hit makers, and revered songwriters alike were all involved in couching the film in colorful sonics that bolstered the movie’s impact. Even Blondie’s monster single “One Way Or Another” got a facelift for a punchy cover by Cheryl Chase, the voice of Angelica. What speaks to the movie’s overarching impact is the eclectic nature of the artists and the tracks themselves, ranging from hip-hop, to R&B, to pop, and rock as well.

The great Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame) produced the soundtrack with signature touches that added connective fabric to the entire release. In fact, Mothersbaugh wrote the TV show’s opening theme as well as its catchy lead single, “Take Me There,” which went Platinum in the U.S. and charted at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the soundtrack also struck listeners, moving upwards to No. 15 on Tokyo’s charts and topping the New Zealand pop charts as well. Unique and wide-ranging—and much more than a simple soundtrack— there is much here for multiplegenerations to grasp onto and to enjoy, testament to why it remains such an endearing soundtrack to this day.

The Rugrats Movie: Music From The Motion Picture Track Listing

SIDE A

1. Take Me There – Blackstreet & Mya feat. Ma$e & Blinky Blink

2. I Throw My Toys Around – No Doubt feat. Elvis Costello

3. This World Is Something New To Me – B Real, Beck, Cindy Wilson, Dawn Robinson, Fred Schneider, Gordon Gano, Iggy Pop, Jakob Dylan, Kate Pierson, Laurie Anderson, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Loeb, Lou Rawls, Patti Smith, Phife

4. All Day – Lisa Loeb

5. Dil-A-Bye – E.G. Daily

6. A Baby Is A Gift From A Bob – Cheryl Chase & Cree Summer

 

SIDE B

1. One Way Or Another – Cheryl Chase

2. Wild Ride – Kevi of 1000 Clowns feat. Lisa Stone

3. On Your Marks, Get Set, Ready, Go! – Busta Rhymes

4. Witch Doctor – Devo

5. Take The Train – Rakim & Danny Saber

6. Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle of Yum! – E.G. Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, & Kath Soucie

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 196: Steel Dragon

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 196: Steel Dragon

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Hank test their might as they take the reigns of the show. In what proves to be a heavily music based show, the duo discuss their love of Apple Music and the joy of catching some of their favorite artists perform live through the streaming of some of the summer’s biggest events. Talk turns to Record Store Day, the continuing madness of vinyl collecting and the return of Columbia House. Hank teases the upcoming Summer Movie Preview as he touches on ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ They cap off this week’s show with some solid picks of the week, along with some great advice on how to avoid becoming the tech guy in your family. Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 151:  Me And bObi McGee

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 151: Me And bObi McGee

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason take a look back at their latest summer adventures. Jason kicks off the episode with a quick rundown of his latest interviews with Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff and Emma Dumont of NBC’s ‘Aquarius.’ The he recounts his trek to the Delaware State Fair to see Bryan Adams perform his plethora of hits: the perfect rock show as he played nothing but the hits and Jason was in bed by 10:30 on school night. Meanwhile, Jeremy took his ever-growing brood to Michigan for some quality vacation time. The strapping young lad waxes poetic about his future restoration projects and ponders the potential wrath losing his wedding ring the the lake. He also offers up a look at ’Shooting The Warwicks,’ a new film in which he appears alongside his ol’ chum Adam Rifkin. With the creative juices flowing, the duo offer up a few picks of the week. Jason’s choices range from USA’s ‘Mr. Robot’ and the ‘I Am Chris Farley’ documentary, while Jeremy focuses on director Greg Garthe’s ‘Last Call.’ Last but certainly not least, in a segment sure to tug at your heartstrings, Jeremy finds a friend in a lil’ fella named bObi. It’ll make you excited. It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you wonder if Jeremy needs to get out of the house more often. Enjoy the ride and spread the word!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 150: Hitching The Wagon

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 150: Hitching The Wagon

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason once again welcome back one of the show’s classic co-hosts, Chris Michalek. Chris offers a look at his recently finds in the world of vinyl and listening in ultra lo-fi. Jason and Jeremy revisit their conversation from last week on the cult movie phenomena know as ‘It Follows.’. Jeremy gives us the lowdown on his latest feature, a think-piece titled, “Heavy Hangers: The Best Boobs of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Films.” In short, it is quality read with lots of quality eye candy! The power trio then focuses in on a movement to save the ‘Dawn of The Dead’ bridge and ponder which classic movie locations they would love to visit. After offering up their picks of the week, talk quickly turns to the magic of hook hands and other free range oddities. Most importantly, on this very special episode, the gang focuses on the union of Jeremy and Producer Danielle! That’s right! They got hitched! We wish them all the best and remind Producer Danielle of the strictly enforced “No Returns” policy here at the APC Chapel of Love. Cue the music and prepare to throw the rice, loose change or well hidden cash their way!

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Vinyl Review: A Look Back At Metallica’s Iconic Covers Album, ‘Garage, Inc.’

Vinyl Review: A Look Back At Metallica’s Iconic Covers Album, ‘Garage, Inc.’

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‘Garage, Inc.’

Since their formation in 1981, Metallica have served as heavy metal trailblazers and continue to push themselves as artists. The band quickly rose to fame and became of the pioneers of thrash with their first four iconic albums; ‘Kill ‘Em All,’ ‘Ride The Lightning,’ ‘Master of Puppets’ and ‘…And Justice for All.’ These albums found the band at their most aggressive, won them legions of devoted fans around the globe and established the as an unstoppable force in rock. Their creative path would lead them to creating what would become their career defining album, ‘Metallica,’ aka ‘The Black Album;’ in 1991; which would be followed by to poppier metal albums, ‘Load’ and ‘Reload.’ Although these three lack the epic range and explosiveness of their albums from the 80s, they launched Metallica to even greater superstardom in the ever-changing music industry.

In addition to fueling their creative fire as a band creating this new material, the boys in Metallica also created some amazing music in the form of covers along the way. ‘Garage, Inc.’ features a few songs released by the band in 1984, 1987’s heavily bootlegged and long-out-of-print ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’ EP, coupled with scattered B sides and eleven covers created solely for this release. The result is (literally) rock ‘n’ roll history — ‘Garage, Inc.’ This album was a labor of love and  takes the listener down a winding path of bands that had an undeniable impact on the band. One of the obvious influences are bands such as the legendary Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy but this release also explores other artists not necessarily rooted in heavy metal like Nick Cave and Bob Seger, along with many others.

This collection of cover songs are all song in their own right and Metallica’s take on then never feels forced. You can feel the love of these selections throughout the duration of the album as they put their own spin on the classics and inject them with new life. Although many of the songs were recorded at different points in their career, it captures the individual members at the top of their games. Hetfield’s vocals are as a huge part of Metallica’s sound and appeal. On this release, they are strong and showcase the dimensionality that he brings to the table. Legendary drummer Lars Ulrich shines behind the drums, as always, in the era before he became the poster boy for the war on illegal file sharing. Guitarist Kirk Hammett showcases his legendary guitar skills with some captivating solos, while Jason Newsted’s brings some of his most memorable work to the project.

It was great to go back and revisit this album and soak in the band before the infighting became the subject of rock tabloid journalism and grounds for a documentary feature. Metallica clearly enjoyed bringing this material to the table and the vibe are tangible. Experiencing an album I first encountered on CD for the first time on vinyl was an amazing experience. ‘Garage, Inc.’ had an unbelievable new depth in this format, one I feel could have been overlooked by fans on it’s initial release.

Standout tracks include “Last Caress,” “Am I Evil,” Whiskey In The Jar,” Die, Die, My Darling,” “Turn The Page” and “‘Sabbra Cadabra.” With that said, all of the songs on the album are fully fleshed out and do not disappoint.

LP1

1. Free Speech For The Dumb
2. It’s Electric
3. Sabra Cadabra
4. Turn The Page
5. Die, Die My Darling
6. Loverman
7. Mercyful Fate

LP2

1 Astronomy
2 Whiskey In The Jar
3 Tuesday’s Gone
4 The More I See
5 Helpless
6 The Small Hours
7 The Wait
8 Crash Course In Brain Surgery
9 Last Caress/Green Hell

LP3

1. Am I Evil?
2. Blitzkrieg
3. Breadfan
4. The Prince
5. Stone Cold Crazy
6. So What
7. Killing Time
8. Overkill
9. Damage Case
10. Stone Dead Forever
11. Too Late Too Late

It is cool to see albums like this get a proper release on a format offers fans their money’s worth in both packaging and audio quality. When it comes to vinyl, I have spent the past few years enjoying the thrill of the hunt. Alongside many friends, we have scoured flea markets, obscure music stores, second hand shops, eBay and even high-end boutique shops catering to the rising demand for albums both old and new. However, I have to say I have never had a smoother and more satisfying experience than ordering from SoundstageDirect.com. The online retailer is not only a great gateway for new releases but carries an amazing selection of turntables and related audio products to satisfy all your musical needs. They are constantly updating their website with new releases and products but where they really shine is with their customer service, packaging and speedy shipping. I have quite a few friends who had sworn by SoundstageDirect.com and now I have joined them, as I have never received an album in the mail that is so expertly packed. This is a company that clearly has their ears open to what audiophiles are looking for and are excelling at meeting those needs. Definitely give them a look when it comes time to bring some new music into your life and get the details on this amazing company below.

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