Dead: The Grim Reaper's Greatest Hits

Dead: The Grim Reaper's Greatest Hits


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Not to be confused with a best-of celebrating the career of Grim Reaper, the famously fugly hair metal band so memorably eviscerated by Beavis and Butthead, Dead! The Grim Reaper's Greatest Hits instead compiles 24 early rock & roll classics exploring/exploiting death. Cataloging biker tragedies (Twinkle's "Terry"), pill-popper overdoses (Walter Jackson's "The Bed"), and watery graves (the Rivaires' "Death of a Surfer"), the disc embraces mortality and music in all its forms, spanning from girl group pop to trucker country and proving as indiscriminate as death itself. Sometimes sappy (Mark Dinning's "Teen Angel"), sometimes electrifying (Jack Kittel's "Psycho"), and sometimes eerily portentous (Jan & Dean's "Dead Man's Curve"), Dead! is above all well executed (pun intended), boasting the encyclopedic scope and attention to detail for which Ace is famed. L'chaim!

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667017626
catalogNumber: 1100
Rank: 69323

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Technical Credits

Eddie Rabbitt   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Donald Davis   Composer
Wayne Cochran   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Jan Berry   Composer
Perry Botkin   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Moses Dillard   Composer
Joey Huffman   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Jody Reynolds   Composer
George Tipton   Composer
Hy Weiss   Producer
Gil Garfield   Composer
Geoff Goddard   Composer
Lou Stallman   Composer
Jean Surrey   Composer
Fred Briggs   Composer
Paul Westmoreland   Composer
Donald Woods   Composer
Larry Kolber   Composer
Doris Woods   Composer
Brian Nevill   Liner Notes
Mitch O'Connell   Cover Art
Dolores Nance   Composer

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