Powerpuff Girls: Heroes & Villains

The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes & Villains

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Like the animated series itself, Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains has real cross-generational appeal, with kid- and adult-friendly tunes focused on the adventures of those oh-so-cute superheroes. The show's creator, Craig McCracken, enlisted some of his favorite twee-pop bands for this dream assignment: writing original songs inspired by the

Overview

Like the animated series itself, Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains has real cross-generational appeal, with kid- and adult-friendly tunes focused on the adventures of those oh-so-cute superheroes. The show's creator, Craig McCracken, enlisted some of his favorite twee-pop bands for this dream assignment: writing original songs inspired by the kindergarten-aged crime-stoppers. Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale (who contribute "Go Monkey Go" in honor of the mutant primate menace Mojo Jojo) produced the compilation, which gathers together artists such as indie psychedelic band Apples in Stereo, ex-Pixie Frank Black, Scandinavian popsters Komeda, and Japan's huggable oddball Cornelius. The giddy, ecstatic bursts of bouncy, superpowered pop, such as Dressy Bessy's swinging, tongue-twisting ode to "Bubbles" and the Ramones-like "Buttercup (She's a Supergirl)" from Shonen Knife will please fans pre- and post-adolescent, although "mature" listeners might need a shot of insulin after the sugar shock kicks in. Go, Girls, Go!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Cartoon Network's super-cute, super-popular superheroes, the Powerpuff Girls get an appropriately hip and funny tribute in Heroes & Villains: Music Inspired by the Powerpuff Girls. The Apples in Stereo, Devo, and Optiganally Yours are among the creative and diverse artists featured on this sonic Powerpuff adventure, which mixes the songs with another battle between Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup and their arch-enemy Mojo Jojo. Each of the girls gets her own theme song: Shonen Knife delivers "Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)," a revved-up pop-punk theme for the feistiest Powerpuff; Dressy Bessy's "Bubbles" is every bit as sweet and cute as its inspiration; and Komeda's "B.L.O.S.S.O.M." is a sassy, snazzy song about the Powerpuffs' leader. Frank Black's "Pray for the Girls," Bis' "Fight the Power," and Cornelius' climactic "The Fight" are some of the other highlights from this fun, imaginative album, which will delight both fans of The Powerpuff Girls and eclectic indie rock. The show's creator, Craig McCracken, provided musical, thematic, and artistic direction for Heroes & Villains ..., making it much more than just a "music inspired by" marketing piece.
Rolling Stone - David Wild
My three-year-old son loves the Girls, but ultimately it’s the indie-ish mix of acts that makes Heroes and Villains such a tuneful, trippy blast.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2000
Label:
Kid Rhino
UPC:
0081227584825
catalogNumber:
75848

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Devo   Track Performer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Musician
E.G. Daily   Voices
Frank Black   Musician
Eric Allen   Musician
Gerald V. Casale   Musician
Rich Gilbert   Musician
Tom Kenny   Voices
Shonen Knife   Track Performer
Bob Mothersbaugh   Musician
Atsuko Yamano   Musician
Naoko Yamano   Musician
Sugarplastic   Track Performer
Komeda   Track Performer
Apples in Stereo   Track Performer
bis   Track Performer
Rob Crow   Musician
Ben Eshbach   Musician
Dave Philips   Musician
Optiganally Yours   Track Performer
Cornelius   Track Performer
Hilarie Sidney   Musician
Jennifer Martin   Voices
Dressy Bessy   Track Performer
Dave McCaffrey   Musician
Bill Doss   Musician
Scott Boutier   Musician
Steven Clark   Musician
Rob Greene   Musician
Chris McDuffie   Musician
Darren Albert   Musician
Tammy Ealom   Musician
Kiara Geller   Musician
Pea Hix   Musician
David Cunningham   Musician

Technical Credits

Phil Baron   Executive Producer

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