Judgement Night Soundtrack
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Over 10 years on and this album is still amazing. Listening to this makes you realize how mediocre many of the current stable of rap/metal bands are.
The pairings were inspired - and for the most part the tracks stay true to both contributors. Cypress and Sonic are amazing on "Mary Jane" - that track was why I sold most of my books and cds back in '95 to afford the trip to see them on the lollapalooza tour that year - but alas, no joint appearance materialized in Toronto. Helmet and House of Pain could blow the speakers off any system with "Just Another Victim"! And Slayer with Ice T makes you forget all about Body Count.
Once this album goes on my system, it never comes off until every track has been played.
Before you go out and waste your money on some of the stuff record companies are packaging lately, go pick this album up and educate yourself.
House of Pain & Helmet open the album with "Just Another Victim": At first featuring rockers' vocals the song changes into an extended rap from House of Pain's Everlast, where he apparently identifies with Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle. The title track features the hyper-aggressive Onyx and thrash outfit Biohazard, where Sticky Fingaz is bold enough to make provocative statements like "I swear to God I'll raise hell and make the white man call me master..."
Cypress Hill pulls double duty here- first with Sonic Youth on "I Love You Mary Jane", a tribute to--what else--cannabis: Card-carrying smoker B-real raps over a slow, droning groove while Kim Gordon provides assistance on the hook. Cypress also figures on the album's closer with members of Pearl Jam on "Real Thing" (however, Eddie Vedder apparently skips the session).
De La Soul and Teenage Fanclub easily take the nod for weirdest song, "Fallin'": MCs Posdnous and Trugoy lament the choices of a self-indulgent rapper who falls on hard times; ad-libs by the guys make reprise the chorus to Duice's "Dazzy Duks". Del and Dinosaur Jr. have one of the best songs here in Missing Link; Del happily name-checks comic-book characters in his stream-of-thought freestyle.Read more ›
I agree with many that these were the great days to rap rock/metal, it had gotten beyond the "rap and metal can never mix" of the late 80's and started to hit it's stride. Pick this one up for the glory days of it all, at first glance this looks like some rather silly over-saturate the market collaborations perhaps, like a bunch of strange bands jumping on the rap rock bandwagon, but this was 1993 and it was nowhere near as loaded with lackluster rap rocks bands as there would be in the late 90's and into 2000. In '93 I think Rage Against the Machine were just starting out, Body Count was just starting out...this was the early days, the glory days of rap rock, rap metal, whatever you wanna call it, this is essential for the completist of the genre in my book anyway.
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I'm usually not into soundtracks, but this one is exceptional. There's only two tracks on here that I'm indifferent to (the song "Me, Myself & My Microphone", by Living... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeremy Charlton
Solid and pioneering album of Rap-Rock. It's good to have such a diverse representation of the style on one record.Published 16 months ago by Marshall AC50 Stack
The top rock & rap artists of that time put out some good songs. My fav is Cypress Hill and Sonic YouthPublished on January 31, 2014 by Mitz
Rock and rap together in an awesome soundtrack. I loved this back in the day, when I owned the cassette tape version! haha. Found it again and still find myself rapping along!Published on February 20, 2013 by Bella
I finally converted this to MP3, man do I regret not doing this sooner. Still the best, and most original, soundtrack ever produced.Published on November 14, 2012 by Eric
This was one of the first collaborations of metal bands and rap artists and it is an awesome album for anyone to have in their collection.Published on September 1, 2012 by Pen Name
I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT I RECEIVED. I FELT THEY ADVERTISED FALSE INFO OF PRODUCT. I RCEIVED A CENSORED DEMO CD AND NOT OF THE CD THAT WAS ON WHAT THEY WERE SELLING. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by David Sheetz
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