The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains Soundtrack
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The artists involved were all hand-picked by Craig McCracken, creator of the series, who also contributes liner notes. It's not a question of which tracks on the CD are good and which aren't...but rather which are good and which are awesome. Stand-out tracks for me would have to be the hi-tech wonders of "The Fight" by Cornelius (listen LOUD with a good pair of headphones and prepare to be blown away) and the other Bis track, "Fight The Power" - featuring a huge Chemical-Brothers-style meltdown in the middle. And who could resist lyrics like "You've got the brainpower of a sunflower"?
Aside from the fact that the ORIGINAL "Love Makes The World Go Round" (sung by the Powerpuff Girls) really should have been included, this WEA/Rhino release is a perfect CD, full of variety and talent, with a fun storyline to match. What more needs to be said?
It has credibility whether you really are a kid with a sweet tooth for infectious music or an alienated teen like I was when I fell in love with this record. "Fight the Power" by Bis and "The Fight" by Cornelius are highly danceable and fully forced pop and techno, "B.L.O.S.S.O.M." by Komeda and "Pray for the Girls" by Frank Black are two more choice tracks which both give a kick and are very thoughtful or a little brooding. And finally "Friends Win" by Bill Doss has an interesting 80's sound to it that reminds me of Human League and/or Haircut 100.
I didn't care for "Walk & Chew Gum" by Optiganally Yours or "Go Monkey Go!" by Devo, but they're good songs.
Interspersed between the songs is a bit by bit story of the Powerpuff Girls against Mojo Jojo.
At least Mojo gets a song rooting him on. That is the upbeat "Go Monkey Go" by Devo. Q: Are they not human, A: No they are Mojo.
"Signal In The Sky" by The Apples In Stereo is a nice dose of Beatles-ish pop-alternative and one of the highlights of this collection. Anyone see the music video for this?
Optiganally Yours' "Walk & Chew Gum" is a pleasing oddity of 1930's/1940's lo-fi jazz and describes the Mayor as someone who can't, well, do the actions of title track at the same time. The lyrics here has the mayor down to a tee: "Thank goodness for the Powerpuffs/Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup make it easy to do my job." That is a massive understatement right there.
With "All right, Mo-Jerk! How'd you like a taste of Buttercup?" introduced by the toughest Powerpuff, comes the best song on Heroes On Villains, Shonen Knife's "Buttercup (I'm A Super Girl)," which is the punkest song I've heard the Yamano sisters do. The adrenaline fury of the drums and guitar reflect Buttercup's reputation as the toughest fighter perfectly.Read more ›
Trapped in a Powerpuff girls episode, you are musically transported through just a typical day-in-the-life of fighting crime and stuff, with the ultra-hip side of the college music scene as your soundtrack.
Ex-Pixie Frank Black's "Pray For The Girls" and Shonen Knife's "Buttercup" are scene stealers on this record, along with the techno-blitz of Bis' "Fight The Power." Of course, the cute and clever Powerpuff theme is included as well.
Not your average top-40 single machine, but a fun collection of odd and quirky tunes that will make you wanna fight evil and smile all at the same time. What a bargain!
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Man, I love this album. I bought it originally when my daughter was very young, and somehow lost it over the years. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rick
Years ago when this recording was released I purchased a copy for my daughter who was a Powerpuff Girls fan. We would listen to it on long road trips with fond memories. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by Kori L Horn
My son loved this cd and added it to his ipod as well. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the showPublished on August 17, 2013 by Frank Elmore
brings such memories of the Powerpuff Girls show. i mainly purchased this CD cause The Apples In Stereo song "signal in the sky (let's go)" was on it. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by K. Garnic
Ok, I'm 54 years old, I've heard a lot of music, and I have a wide range of tastes. And I rank this cd as one of the best overall pop/rock listening experiences of all time. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by R. Shouse
I'll tell you this; wow. I've had this captivating cd since I was a little girl, but since little girls are not to the most handiest ones with cds, it's kinda well; unusuable now. Read morePublished on August 27, 2007 by Collie
Heroes and Villians is everything I hoped it would be, and more.
It's the perfect PowerPuff Girls soundtrack.
I bought this for my niece for her birthday. She absolutely loves it. The music is great.Published on May 26, 2007 by M. Vasconi
The three young superheroines star in this amazing audio adventure where they save the day and play a little music, too. Read morePublished on August 18, 2006 by Tim Coogan