Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Nightmare Revisited

File this under Top 10 Most Bizarre Compilations Ever. Thanks to Stereogum, I discovered that some of my favorite and, um, not so favorite bands are all going to be creating new music inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas or doing covers of the original songs.

And just who might be on this record, you ask? None other than Devotchka, The Album Leaf, Amiina, RJD2, Sparklehorse, and many others. The reason I'm only halfway interested in this release is because in addition to those fine fellows, you'll also find bands like Marilyn Manson, All American Rejects, and Korn. Eek. Here's the full tracklist...

01 "Overture" - DeVotchka
02 "Opening" - Danny Elfman
03 "This Is Halloween" - Marilyn Manson
04 "Jack's Lament" - All American Rejects
05 "Doctor Finkelstein/In The Forest" - amiina
06 "What's This?" - Flyleaf
07 "Town Meeting Song" - Polyphonic Spree
08 "Jack And Sally Montage" - The Vitamin String Quartet
09 "Jack's Obsession" - Sparklehorse
10 "Kidnap The Sandy Claws" - Korn
11 "Making Christmas" - Rise Against
12 "Nabbed" - Yoshida Brothers
13 "Sally's Song" - Amy Lee
14 "Christmas Eve Montage" - RJD2
15 "Poor Jack" - Plain White Ts
16 "To The Rescue" - Datarock
17 "Finale/Reprise" - Shiny Toy Guns
18 "Closing" - Danny Elfman
19 "End Title" - The Album Leaf
20 "Oogie Boogie's Song" - Rodrigo y Gabriela

So...yeah. Not exactly gonna run out and pick this up when it comes out on September 30th, but I am kinda curious to see how Rodrigo y Gabriela do on "Oogie Boogie Song." And as much as I'm sure Marilyn Manson is "perfect" for "This Is Halloween" I really would have loved to hear someone, or rather anyone else do it. Especially The Polyphonic Spree. Just someone the complete opposite of Manson. Oh well. Maybe next time.


Anonymous said...

That is the oddest mix of bands I have ever seen.

Christine said...

The hell with the soundtrack, I'm just excited that they are finally re-releasing the movie on dvd as is Kayla :o) (August 26)

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