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Schoolhouse Rock: Science Rock

Schoolhouse Rock (Related Recordings), Bob DoroughAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (April 1, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino / Wea
  • ASIN: B0000033XU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Schoolhouse Rock
2. The Body Machine
3. Do The Circulation
4. Electricity, Electricity
5. The Energy Blues
6. Interplanet Janet
7. Telegraph Line
8. Them Not So Dry Bones
9. A Victim Of Gravity

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Science is maybe the hippest platform for the Schoolhouse Rock crew to build on, as evidenced on this collection. The subjects are quirky, opening with a proto-ragtime/boogie-woogie backing for "The Body Machine," which shares the "traffic flow" approach of America Rock's "I'm Just a Bill" to explain how the body mechanically collects nutrition. With songs like "Interplanet Janet" and "A Victim of Gravity," this collection will newly tickle the ears of adults brought up with these tunes as Saturday-morning cartoon fare. The lyrics, from George Newall, Lynn Ahrens, and singing jazz vet Bob Dorough, are easy company for the sometimes complex notions. Treating the subject of the circulatory system as a dance craze is a great way to tune kids into an intimidating subject. And as usual with Schoolhouse's other titles, the music and vocals are artfully simple but never disappointing. --Andrew Bartlett

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Interplanet Janet

She's a galaxy girl

A solar system miss

From a future world.

She travels like a rocket

With her comet team,

And there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen.

No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen.

Yes, the 1970s gave us Watergate and long lines to buy gas, but there was also the bicentennial, "Jaws" and "Schoolhouse Rock!" Who does not have fond memories of those 3-minute cartoons that aired on ABC television on Saturday mornings teaching a generation of children about history, government, math, grammar, and science? What kid does not know that a noun is a person, place, or thing or cannot explain how a bill becomes a law? (I am shocked that "I'm Just a Bill" is only #2 on the list of most popular Schoolhouse Rocks! behind "Conjunction Junction"). As you can tell, "interplanetary Janet" (#8), with its tour of the solar system, is my favorite Science Rock, although I guess it is not too shocking that "Electricity, Electricity" (#5) ranks higher. After the "Schoolhouse Rock" song you ge eight of the nine Science Rock episodes:

"The Body Machine" which needs things like chicken salad sandwiches as fuel;

"Do the Circulation," the big new craze as everybody is doing the circulation;

"Electricity, Electricity" on the use of electrical power;

"The Energy Blues" or more accurately Energy Conservation;

"Interplanet Janet" and a tour of the Solar System;

"Telegraph Line" all about the Nervous System;

"Them Not-So-Dry Bones" without which you would be just a blob; and

"Victim of Gravity" sung by the Tokens.

What is missing is the Science Rock episode on "Weather.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good music, good message June 15, 2004
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Format:Audio CD
the 'science' isn't 100% up-to-date on these tunes, but they're so good that it doesn't matter. each song on this cd (and all the other schoolhouse rock cds) is stylistically unique, and they're all well-written and beautifully performed. these songs have been stuck in my head for decades now.
btw, 'scripture rock guy', you and your oh-so-subtle plugs SUCK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Addition to the Classroom! December 8, 2010
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My fifth and sixth grade classes absolutely loved this DVD! Perfect for rainy recess, or if you want to recreate songs in the class. I printed out lyrics for students and played a different clip each day of the week on our LCD projector. My students were singing these songs the entire year. Also good for substitute days :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Schoolhouse Rock - Generation Next May 24, 2000
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Hey, I learned an awful lot schlepping around my house on Saturdays to the tune of this stuff. My 7-year-old isn't going to miss out.
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