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TV Terror
Various Artists
TV Terror
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: TV Terror
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Reconstriction
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Re-Release Date: 9/16/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Goth & Industrial, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 723248406020

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TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 02/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sitcoms: one of the most terrible blights concealed within modern television. There are so many things wrong with the concept of laughtracking and oversimplification, from who they provide us in thirty-minute glimpses some weirdling landscape to the tops themselves, but nothing compares to the horrible songs they produce. Sitcoms have this thing with producing something terrible that seems to repugnant to sooo many of us, but that is simplistic enough that it worms into the mind and won't go away. I can still remember "Great American Hero" way too well, and "The Facts of Life" sometimes floods to the top for no apparent reason.
And that's terrible.

The reason I like this album so much is because it corrects some of the wretchedness to those sounds, allowing one to take them and claim them in ways the shows never dreamed. Now I can hum those tunes and not remember what they were originally and I like that, because it feels like I've broken some horrid cycle that owned some ugly portion of my subconscious. Coupled wit that is the fact that this album has a nice artist presence, and that these artists do justice to songs that would otherwise sicken me to listen to. I'm partial to the L + Shirley redux done by Alien Facktor (w/ Pain Station) because I hated that show and hated the song until they touched it up and made it - dark. Now I can sing it to myself and laugh, finding it empowering. I also like Haloblack's Fat Albert mix, because its a strange array of technotronic sounds with a "Hey, Hey, Hey" that barely identifies it, and the additions of Numb and Electric Hellfire Club. And there are quite a few others that taste delicious as well.

If you're like me and enjoy some of the bands provided in the mix, then this might be something for you. Seeing forces like EHC and Haloblack on the same album is nice, and seeing them overhaul songs that make me feel ill is greater still."
river fields | chicago | 08/31/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"k this double cd r0x0rz but only becos of a select few trax on it. most of it is good yes, but some of the trax are done in a way that you cant even tell what show its from. yea its good to be original but you want people to at least recognize which show youre doin. some good ones on the other hand were charles in charge, mr rog, and facts of life, which sounds like a sad song the way hate dept does it. i wish they did some other shows too like mamas family (has a great bass riff), silver spoons, or punky brewster even. who is maude? get this cd to play real loud and impress the neighbors with frightening versions of their fave shows, but like i said some of the trax are hard to recognize."