Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three

Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three

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Much has been said about the West Memphis Three, a group of three young men who many feel were wrongfully convicted of a cult-like slaying of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas back in 1993. An informative website wm3.org and a pair of documentaries, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, helped raiseSee more details below

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Much has been said about the West Memphis Three, a group of three young men who many feel were wrongfully convicted of a cult-like slaying of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas back in 1993. An informative website wm3.org and a pair of documentaries, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, helped raise its attention level, which is how many became aware of the case, including Rollins Band/ex-Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins. Inspired to lend a hand in providing aid in the young men's defense (who were all given either life or death sentences), Rollins assembled a benefit record. 2002's Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three is not your average tribute or benefit record, as some of the best-known rock singers have lent their vocals to remakes of Black Flag classics (backed by the modern-day Rollins Band lineup). Rollins himself calls the album "absolutely bulletproof," and he's not kidding, as evidenced by explosive renditions of "Fix Me" (Iggy Pop), "Six Pack" (Mike Patton), "Revenge" (Tom Araya), and "Jealous Again" (Nick Oliveri) prove. In addition to Rollins handling vocals on several tunes (the first time he's performed Black Flag material since the band's last tour in 1986), several other former Black Flag members lend a hand as well, including Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, and Kira Roessler. If only every benefit/tribute album could be as stellar as Rise Above.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768457324
catalogNumber:
84573

Tracks

  1. Rise Above  - Chuck D
  2. Nervous Breakdown  - Keith Morris
  3. Fix Me
  4. American Waste
  5. I've Had It  - Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
  6. I've Heard It Before
  7. Room 13
  8. Wasted  - Henry Rollins
  9. Jealous Again
  10. TV Party  - Henry Rollins
  11. No Values  - Hank Williams
  12. Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
  13. Depression
  14. Six Pack  - Mike Patton
  15. Police Story  -  Ice-T
  16. Revenge
  17. Thirsty & Miserable  - Lemmy Kilmister
  18. What I See
  19. No More  - Lars Frederiksen
  20. Black Coffee  - Henry Rollins
  21. Slip It In  - Inger Lorre
  22. Annihilate This Week  - Kira Roessler
  23. My War  - Henry Rollins
  24. Nervous Breakdown  - Ryan Adams

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Exene Cervenka   Vocals
Iggy Pop   Vocals
Henry Rollins   Vocals
Tim Armstrong   Vocals
Chuck Dukowski   Vocals
Matt Freeman   Vocals
Danny B. Harvey   Vocals
Josh Homme   Vocals
Ice-T   Vocals
Kira Roessler   Vocals
Lemmy   Vocals
Nick Oliveri   Vocals
Corey Taylor   Vocals
Dean Ween   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Neil Fallon   Vocals
Inger Lorre   Vocals
Marcus Blake   Bass,Vocals
Jim Wilson   Guitar,Vocals
Casey Chaos   Vocals
Jeff Moreira   Vocals
Jason Mackenroth   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Henry Rollins   Producer,Liner Notes
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Dee Robb   Engineer
Bruce Robb   Engineer
Robo   Composer
Medea   Composer
Charles Dukowski   Composer

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