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Welcome to the Jungle

Jim RomeAudio CD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 29, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Outpost Records
  • ASIN: B00000C2BW
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Nascar
3. Welcome To The Jungle
4. Karma
5. Jungle Condom
6. Don King Did That
7. The Breaks
8. SpellingBee/Bowling
9. Hockey
10. Cops
11. Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio
12. Up All Night
13. Nice Radio/Clones
14. Lucchino Can't Understand
15. Busy Child
16. What Is Smack?

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Jim Rome ~ Welcome To The Jungle

Jim Rome is in-your-face brash, off-the-wall brilliant, and emphatically not a nice guy. From his syndicated radio talk show to televised spots on ESPN2, millions have followed this motor-mouthed sports punk into his imaginary "jungle," where athletics, politics, and show biz meet on the street to quarrel and brawl in hilariously deadpan rock-jock slang. To "run smack" on the air, Rome's "clones" must submit to the supreme Law of the Jungle: "Have a take and don't suck." On Welcome to the Jungle, their takes bound from NASCAR to karma, spelling bees to cops, helped by the Ramones, Flatt & Scruggs, Guns 'n Roses, and James Brown. The chilling humor of "Don King Did That" leads many tracks running to daylight in this anarchic stampede. Welcome to the Jungle is an "all that" CD--a spoken-word collection that rocks. And none of it sucks. --Alan Greenberg

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth 1/4 the price you pay April 25, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Take it from a long-time listener and huge fan of Jim Rome's: This CD is for neither those already acquainted with the show, nor for those curious sorts who are desirous of an introduction. An essential element of Rome's talent as a radio host is his incredible ability to improvise and never lose control of the direction of his show. He is always on top of a myriad of topics, sharp, and a very fast wit. His ability to deal spontaenously with any absurd or unexpected course the show may take is what drives the program and is a joy for the listener to be in the presence of. The CD provides none of this. Rather, it is a collage of now "famous" incidents from the Jungle's history, and is too tightly organized and scrupulously framed to ever resemble what actually occurs on the radio every day. Additionally the few tracks of bumper music included are a waste of space to my mind. If you don't know the show, listen to it firsthand. If you are a fan who wants to relive some great Jungle moments, do so in your own memory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars V-Smack in CD form January 11, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I guess it was only a matter of time until Romey-Rome broke out with a disk to relive some classic Jungle moments. Jim Rome, a four hour staple of people without jobs and losers who still live with their parents i.e. "clones" will enjoy this disk as I did. This disk resets some of the best takes and smack Rome has to offer (mostly sports related). With the exception of some unfortunate music this is an awesome disk. Those of you in Crapchester and C-town may enjoy Guns n' Roses while trolling around in your IROCs, but most everyone else got tired of them about 6 years ago. So clones, go out and roll a homeless or twenty to purchase this. Uhhhh.. out
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4.0 out of 5 stars It has scoreboard, period. November 8, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Clones, get the growlers out of your ears _ and pie holes. Welcome to The Jungle is pretty fresh. Yes, some "dated" material: What do you expect? Updates on the Newtered One on a CD pressed weeks ago? The latest on Moehlered Quarterbacks (pro and college)? Massive errrrrrrrrrs from Columbus after losing to the OTHER Michigan? Overall, great takes (especially NASCAR). It is a fresh way to get a take during the off hours, especially for affiliates where Rome isn't repeated. Those light on the stars are probably just the monkeys who are reluctant to add the third or four hours. Or Ray Lopez in disguise. Or retread sportcasters with road kill nailed to their dome. Jim, a great CD, I look forward to the next one. Out.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What a disaster... October 6, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was a great idea, and it just didn't pan out. The CD ends up being a greatest hits medley for Guns & Roses, Iggy Pop, and the Boomtown Rats. The only smack on the CD is pushed into one little corner... What a letdown. The whole show's premise is "Have a take, and do not suck, or you'll get run"... This disc has very, very few takes, and trust me clones- - it sucks very much. I am a huge fan of Rome and the Jungle. A typical day in the Jungle is 100 times as entertaining as this CD, and it pales in comparison to any Smack-off that I have ever heard. Verrrrry below average. If I had a choice of giving this disc half of a star instead of one Star, I'd have done so. Save your jack, listen to the show, and forget this disc. I'm out.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Staged takes should get run October 15, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Jim Rome fan and I looked forward to the cd. I was dissappointed because all of the smack that was run was "old smack" The only way to run old smack and make it work is to play the original takes when they were first run, possibly in a "best of" format. There is way too much Don King and his mindless dribble. I'll give the takes 2 stars and the music 2 1/2 stars. If you are a jungle clone, this is still worth the 5 hours of work you'll have to do to earn enough money to buy it. OUT
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1.0 out of 5 stars This is a no tolerance Friday...Run the CD, I'm out! October 16, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I'm a huge Rome fan but this CD was so disappointing. If I want tunes, I'll go buy the band's album. Clones, if you're looking for the Jungle, all you will find here is Romeper Room. Too many random cookie-cutter crap tunes from people I don't care about. I know less of the Clones and more of Rome is a good thing, but more than a couple takes would have been nice. Save your money. I'm out.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Only One Thing Can Explain This August 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I love Jim Rome and I think that his show is brilliant. However, fitting all of that onto one CD is impossible. I gave this CD a 1 star because you can listen to his show for free and it is infinitely better. There is only one reason that I can give for Jim doing this...... THE MONEY!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some classic takes! November 13, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Some very funny takes from the Jungle (espeically Neck-car and spelling bee). I liked having the full versions of songs you hear on the Jungle. But they went overboard with the digital mixing on too many of the tracks. Maybe next time we'll just get a CD of Jim's takes.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dead Air
This weak attempt at making a buck is about as "fresh" as that fuzzy stuff in the back of a clone's refrigerator. Read more
Published on November 6, 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars Bummer of a CD
This CD was not at all cool. What was it? A few funny parts (sports, cops) the rest was just noise! I've spent better money.
Published on July 20, 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my money back!!
This has got to be the worst CD I have bought in years!! I've got a take for you Jim, "Don't waste the money of your fans putting out this crap! Read more
Published on May 15, 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy the FREAKING CD
Uh, I have several takes on the CD here. The music is good, Rome's takes are better, but the run that Phone Slap the Clone gets is way too much--I'm OUT!
Published on December 1, 1998 by
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic. Welcome to the Jungle is even better than the show.
Hey clones , Jim just gave you another reason to roll out ot the rack. Go and borrow $$ from your parents and buy the C.D.
Published on November 27, 1998
1.0 out of 5 stars CLONES--BACK AWAY FROM THIS CD!!!!!!
This could be the worst of Romey! Very few takes with a lot of scripted Rome. I love Van Smak and this CD almost made me stop listening to the Jungle. Read more
Published on November 10, 1998 by
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD
jim is the bomb! he couldn't have been any funnier in this cd. the smack will knock you out of your seat. finally go AVALANCHE
Published on November 5, 1998 by
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