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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Past, Present & Future is the first ever Rob Zombie retrospective. The collection is steeped both visually and aurally in the scary monsters, sexy women, and schlock horror images that have always adorned Zombie's death's-head calling card; from a strictly musical standpoint, his turgid industrial sludge and beyond-the-grave vocals benefit greatly from the set's liberal editing. That's because Zombie has always had one fabulously filthy gear, and his pedal is always scraping the metal; Past's 19 tracks simply streamline his career's death race into one satisfying 2000-mile straightaway. "Thunder Kiss '65," "Dragula," and the incredible, impossible, wonderfully stupid ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Past, Present & Future is the first ever Rob Zombie retrospective. The collection is steeped both visually and aurally in the scary monsters, sexy women, and schlock horror images that have always adorned Zombie's death's-head calling card; from a strictly musical standpoint, his turgid industrial sludge and beyond-the-grave vocals benefit greatly from the set's liberal editing. That's because Zombie has always had one fabulously filthy gear, and his pedal is always scraping the metal; Past's 19 tracks simply streamline his career's death race into one satisfying 2000-mile straightaway. "Thunder Kiss '65," "Dragula," and the incredible, impossible, wonderfully stupid "More Human Than Human" attack the eardrums with toxic vengeance; collaborations with Alice Cooper and Howard Stern approach the proto-industrial grind of KMFDM; and kooky covers of "I'm Your Boogieman" and "Brickhouse" run the originals' disco beat through a freaky fun house filled with lurid porn samples and booty-shaking bottom end. The latter track even pulls poor Lionel Richie into a duet with Rob and raunchy Trick Daddy protégée Trina. "Pussy Liquor" is just dumb, but again, you have to be amazed at Zombie's ability to get away -- and even do well with -- such stupidity. After all, behind the dreads, monster makeup, and platform boots, Zombie is a likeable, talented creative with a flair for reinvention. Like so much of his source material, his work isn't meant for deep contemplation -- only chomping-at-the-bit consumption. That's why he can make it sound like he invented the word "Yeah!" In addition to its host of past guilty pleasures, Past, Present & Future includes two previously unreleased songs and a DVD with ten Zombie-directed music videos, three of them never before seen. Never known for his humbleness, Zombie also designed the accompanying full-color, 36-page booklet, which includes a bizarre photo timeline in which the Astrocreep seems to age 50 years in less than 20. [This clean version removes some of the album's more colorful language.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498607107
  • Catalog Number: 000106800
  • Sales rank: 228,357

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thunder Kiss '65 (3:54)
  2. 2 Black Sunshine (4:49)
  3. 3 Feed the Gods (4:30)
  4. 4 More Human Than Human (4:29)
  5. 5 Super Charger Heaven (3:37)
  6. 6 I'm Your Boogie Man (4:27)
  7. 7 Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn) (4:12)
  8. 8 The Great American Nightmare - Howard Stern (3:54)
  9. 9 Dragula (3:42)
  10. 10 Living Dead Girl (3:22)
  11. 11 Superbeast (3:40)
  12. 12 Feel So Numb (3:53)
  13. 13 Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy) (3:10)
  14. 14 Demon Speeding (3:44)
  15. 15 Brick House 2003 - Trina (3:48)
  16. 16 Pussy Liquor (4:46)
  17. 17 Blitzkrieg Bop (2:43)
  18. 18 Two-Lane Blacktop (3:02)
  19. 19 Girl on Fire (3:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Thunder Kiss '65
  2. 2 More Human Than Human
  3. 3 Dragula
  4. 4 Living Dead Girl
  5. 5 Superbeast
  6. 6 Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)
  7. 7 Feel So Numb
  8. 8 Demonoid Phenomenon
  9. 9 Return of the Phantom Stranger
  10. 10 Spookshow Baby
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rob Zombie Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Liner Notes
The Ramones Composer
Lionel Richie Composer
White Zombie Composer, Producer
Bryan Carlstrom Producer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
Charles Clouser Composer, Producer, Engineer
Terry Date Producer, Engineer
Paul DeCarli Programming
Thomas Erdelyi Composer
Richard Finch Composer
Scott Humphrey Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ronald LaPread Composer
Walter Orange Composer
Andy Wallace Producer, Engineer
Milan Williams Composer
John Tempesta Composer
Sean Yseult Composer
Rob Zombie Composer, Producer, Engineer, Art Direction
Ulrich Wild Engineer
William King Composer
Thomas McClary Composer
Mike Ragogna Production Director
Frank Gryner Engineer
Doug Colvin Composer
John Cummings Composer
Basil Gogos Cover Art
John Dittmar Booking
Chris Baseford Engineer
Jenny Shapiro Licensing
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