Family Values Tour '98

The Family Values Tour '98

     
 

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Heavy metal has gone through some Frankenstein-style rebirths over the past few decades -- from Led Zep's bombastic blues to Mötley Crüe's puerile porn-rock to Metallica's caffeinated garage thrash. But no incarnation has been as menacing as that of many-headed beast Korn and Co., the mutant bunch…  See more details below

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Heavy metal has gone through some Frankenstein-style rebirths over the past few decades -- from Led Zep's bombastic blues to Mötley Crüe's puerile porn-rock to Metallica's caffeinated garage thrash. But no incarnation has been as menacing as that of many-headed beast Korn and Co., the mutant bunch that stalked Middle America's heartland on the 1998 Family Values Tour. Spinning metal, industrial, hip-hop, goth, and punk into a whirlwind of gloppy gloom and antisocial angst, these bands turned America's hockey arenas into a nü-metal horror flicks -- like some deviant musical entitled "Night of the Living Thrashers." Even if you find it offensive, crude, or plainly idiotic, denying yourself the pure, head-splitting catharsis of this live six-act sampler is like trying to play chicken with an 18-wheeler. Besides, there's more here than perverse teenage kicks. From Orgy's techno-influenced rawk dirges (exemplified by their cover of New Order's "Blue Monday") to Rammstein's growling Kraut goth, this might seem like a predictably hedonistic good time. But it's a rare metal tour that brings along gangsta rap legend Ice Cube (who's heard taking on the entire city of New Orleans) as resident elder statesman or showcases the rude-boy skate punk of Limp Bizkit. If heavy metal has never been so clinically vicious, it's also never been so eclectic, and the results compiled here are a must-hear for any Led Zep fan who cares a lick about metal's acid-washed soul.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As Lollapalooza faded away, a number of alternatives to the big summer package tours popped up to take its place. Chief among those was the Family Values Tour, an alt-metal blowout masterminded by the fellows in Korn. The 1998 tour was pretty much a who's who of the genre in the late '90s -- Korn, Limp Bizkit, Incubus, Rammstein, and Orgy all played on the tour, along with Ice Cube, whose old band, N.W.A, provided suburban kids (including the majority of the featured bands) with a gateway to hip-hop. Since the tour was a success, a souvenir disc featuring all the aforementioned bands was released in the spring of 1999. And a souvenir is exactly what Family Values Tour '98 is -- a little memento for fans who attended the tour, something to remind them of the good times they had in the amphitheater. On that level, it's fairly successful, since it does offer a taste of each group. Perhaps it's not enough to satisfy collectors, since the band with the most tracks -- that would be Korn, naturally -- only has four songs and everyone runs through predictable material. With the exception of Limp Bizkit, that is: two of their three songs here are not on their debut, including an awkward stumble through House of Pain's "Jump Around." It might not be that memorable, but their good intentions are noteworthy on a routine tour sampler like this.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972464626
catalogNumber:
724646
Rank:
15518

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ice Cube   Track Performer
Korn   Track Performer
Rammstein   Track Performer
Limp Bizkit   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ice Cube   Composer,Contributor
Incubus   Contributor
Jonathan Davis   Composer
E. Fletcher   Composer
John Harris   Engineer
Lawrence Muggerud   Composer
Muggs   Composer
Korn   Composer,Contributor
Mitch Maketansky   Engineer
Gideon Koppel   Composer
Melvin Glover   Composer
Erik Schrody   Composer
Rammstein   Contributor
Limp Bizkit   Contributor
Brian Welch   Composer
Jose Antonio Pasillas   Composer
James "Munky" Shaffer   Composer
Josh Abraham   Producer
David Silveria   Composer
Reggie Arvizu   Composer
Bobby Hewitt   Composer
Ryan Shuck   Composer
Paige Haley   Composer
Brandon Boyd   Composer
Jeff Kwatinetz   Executive Producer
Mike Einziger   Composer
Alex Katunich   Composer
Sam Rivers   Composer

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