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That '70s Show Presents That '70s Album: Rockin'
     

That '70s Show Presents That '70s Album: Rockin'

 
So much occurred during the '70s -- politically, economically, and musically -- that it seems silly to try and encapsulate it all in a half-hour sitcom. So, "That '70s Show" spends most of its time exploring the hilarious monotony of teenage life in the Midwest, with a '70s backdrop. While the era merely provides a setting for the action, those involved with the show

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So much occurred during the '70s -- politically, economically, and musically -- that it seems silly to try and encapsulate it all in a half-hour sitcom. So, "That '70s Show" spends most of its time exploring the hilarious monotony of teenage life in the Midwest, with a '70s backdrop. While the era merely provides a setting for the action, those involved with the show have paid great attention to providing believable details, including music, which finds its way onto two accompanying discs: ROCKIN' and its slinkier cousin JAMMIN'. The ROCKIN' album compiles the best guitar music of the era, but somehow skirts the cheesiness of a TV-only compilation. Cheap Trick does the show's theme song, a re-recorded version of Big Star's "In the Street" with a few extra, pointed lyrics from songwriter Ben Vaughn. You can really rock, relive your youth or discover someone else's youth with memorable moments such as Golden Earring's "Radar Love," Ted Nugent's "Hey Baby," Alice Cooper's "Under My Wheels," the Kinks' "Celluloid Heroes," or Big Star's classic "September Gurls."

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All Music Guide - Gina Boldman
That '70s Show Presents That '70s Album: Rockin' is based on the Fox sitcom That '70s Show -- a somewhat bawdy but harmless comedy about teens in the Me Decade -- and the CD mimics the show's sentiment and attitude quite accurately, but with less schmaltz than the Jammin' album. The songs are mostly hard rock hits and include Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special," Montrose's "Rock Candy," the Kinks' "Celluloid Heroes," Ram Jam's "Black Betty," Argent's "Hold Your Head Up," and James Gang's "Funk #49." For some reason, Big Star's "September Gurls" made the CD, but "In the Streets," the Big Star song upon which the TV's theme show is based, was remade unnecessarily by Cheap Trick. Even worse, Cheap Trick also revamped "I Want You to Want Me" into a vapid energy-sucker. Despite some great rock songs, Rockin' is really just for rabid fans of the TV show.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
Label:
Volcano
UPC:
0614223115528
catalogNumber:
31155

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Performance Credits

Argent   Track Performer
Bad Company   Track Performer
Big Star   Track Performer
Blue Öyster Cult   Track Performer
Cheap Trick   Track Performer
Alice Cooper   Track Performer
Deep Purple   Track Performer
Golden Earring   Track Performer
James Gang   Track Performer
Kinks   Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Track Performer
Montrose   Track Performer
Ted Nugent   Track Performer
Ram Jam   Track Performer
Robin Zander   Guitar,Vocals
10cc   Track Performer
Bachman-Turner Overdrive   Track Performer
Rick Nielsen   Guitar
Tom Petersson   Bass

Technical Credits

Ben Vaughn   Lyricist
Bob Ezrin   Composer
Julian Raymond   Producer
Donald Roeser   Composer
Richard Meltzer   Composer
Arthur Levy   Liner Notes
Jonathan McHugh   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Johnny McCullough   Executive Producer

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