Rollergirls

Rollergirls

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Like the show that spawned it, the hip and eclectic soundtrack to Rollergirls celebrates strong women, roller skating, Texas, and badassery of all kinds. The Donnas -- who often come across like an actual roller derby team -- kick things off with the taunting, shouty "Play My Game," a perfect fit for the show's attitude. Likewise,

Overview

Like the show that spawned it, the hip and eclectic soundtrack to Rollergirls celebrates strong women, roller skating, Texas, and badassery of all kinds. The Donnas -- who often come across like an actual roller derby team -- kick things off with the taunting, shouty "Play My Game," a perfect fit for the show's attitude. Likewise, the thrash-pop of the Sweethearts' "Never Give Up" manages to be empowering without being mushy about it. Vaughan Penn's "Ready to Rise" and Angie Heaton's "Rollerskate" are pretty melodic but still pretty tough; meanwhile, Kacy Crowley's acoustic ballad "Badass" and Ani DiFranco's seven-minute version of "Amazing Grace" are a reminder that strong doesn't always mean pushy. The Addictions' "Rollergirl" -- an unrepentantly sleazy cock-rock fantasy -- makes an interesting counterpoint to all of the album's female-sung tracks, especially since it's followed by Jaime Paxton's "Five Years," an unflinching, wry breakup song (sounds like she was involved with someone like the guys in the Addictions). Dale Watson's "Way Down Texas Way" and Bob Log III's "Log Bomb" capture Rollergirls' low-slung, swaggering Southern atmosphere, while Red Meat contributes a tribute to "the girl with the biggest hair and the longest nails"; in the show's context, the biggest hair just means more padding and the longest nails are extra weapons. Jean Shy's fabulous "Rollerderby World" is the soundtrack's only nod to the venerable roller-disco style; while it's too bad more songs like this aren't on the soundtrack, Rollergirls is such a blast that it's hard to be too disappointed.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2006
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923410423
catalogNumber:
4104

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Adam Schmitt   Producer
Ani DiFranco   Arranger,Composer
Ray Benson   Producer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Gene Kurtz   Composer
Stuart Sullivan   Producer
Dale Watson   Composer
Brian Irwin   Producer
Marcus Peterzell   Producer
Richard Dombrowski   Art Direction
Kacy Crowley   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Composer
Mark Trojanowski   Producer
Bill Crowley   Producer
Donnas   Composer
Angie Heaton   Composer
Bob Log   Composer
Robert Shimp   Producer
Scott Young   Composer
Jason Richard   Composer,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Vaughan Penn   Composer,Producer
Billy Harvey   Producer
Jaime Paxton   Composer
Chris "Frenchie" Smith   Producer
Carrie Trimmer   Producer

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