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Detroit Rock City: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
Ask anyone who grew up in the '70s and they'll tell you: hard rock ain't what it used to be. Need proof? Compare the real thing and their '90s counterparts on this soundtrack from a movie about four kids trying to sneak in... more »
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Ask anyone who grew up in the '70s and they'll tell you: hard rock ain't what it used to be. Need proof? Compare the real thing and their '90s counterparts on this soundtrack from a movie about four kids trying to sneak into a sold-out Kiss concert. Kiss contributes the title track and "Shout It Out Loud," two prime blasts of 1976 hard rock. The Donnas can only copy the painted ones' "Strutter." Everclear cruises by the numbers through Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town," while Pantera traces Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever." When Marilyn Manson attempts to put its own stamp on AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," the results are pretentious and boring, lacking all the kinetic excitement of the original. If the truth be told, nearly all the highlights are the original songs: Van Halen's goofy yet dexterous "Runnin' with the Devil," Black Sabbath's rumbling "Iron Man," Cheap Trick's masterfully silly call to arms "Surrender," and Thin Lizzy's deadly and virile "Jailbreak." No matter what technological advances you make, you can't beat a genre in its prime. --Rob O'Connor
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Crappy movie, great soundtrack
Mel Zorro | 03/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"So Detroit Rock City was a bomb and deserved to be with its fart jokes, pimply-faced, skinny guy stripping scenes and all. But the soundtrack actually has a few highlights.
Everclear's opening track is probably my favorite cover of all time, I can't even listen to Thin Lizzy's "Boys Are Back In Town" anymore without being reminded how much better Everclear did it. But Thin Lizzy's classic "Breakout" never sounded better.
"Cat Scratch Fever" by Pantera is very faithful to the original, but the growl in Phil Anselmo's voice gives it a great edge.
The Donna's version of "Strutter" is upbeat and fun, but not great.
The other two cover's by Marilyn Manson and Drain STH are slow and dull.
I almost wish this album was all covers, because the other tracks you pretty much hear on classic rock radio everyday anyway.
But I say pick up a cheap used copy, if for nothing else than Everclear's stellar contribution-think of it as a single, why not pay 5 bucks for a single and rock on!"
Great cd, better movie...........
BJ | East Peoria, IL United States | 06/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great cd, alot of really good KISS covers!
The movie is the real experience for KISS fans!
Detroit Rock City rocks!!"