David Byrne, Frank Black, Devo, and The Apples In Stereo have heeded the call of "The Powerpuff Girls" and have contributed tracks to "Heroes & Villains," a new album of music inspired by the Cartoon Network series due out on July 18.
Others power-pitching in for "Heroes & Villains," which was produced by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale, include Shonen Knife, Cornelius, and Bis, the band responsible for penning "The Powerpuff Girls" original theme (see "Bis Lends A Hand To 'The Powerpuff Girls'").
The "Powerpuff" series' creator, Craig McCracken, also oversaw the "Heroes & Villains" project, and says that he's pleased at how the resulting tracks that ended up on the record all seem to fit together.
"Each song on the album focuses on a different aspect of The Powerpuff Girls," McCracken wrote in a statement heralding the "Heroes & Villains" LP, "and together they tell a story. From Townsville
being in danger to the day finally being saved, what you hear throughout is a sonic Powerpuff adventure."
The track listing for "Heroes & Villains:"
- Devo - "Go Monkey Go"
- Frank Black - "Pray For The Girls" -
- The Apples In Stereo - "Signal In The Sky (Let's Go)"
- Optiganally Yours - "Walk & Chew Gum"
- Shonen Knife - "Buttercup (I'm A Super Girl)"
- Komeda - "B.L.O.S.S.O.M."
- Dressy Bessy - "Bubbles"
- Bis - "Fight The Power"
- The Sugarplastic - "Don't Look Down"
- Cornelius - "The Fight"
- David Byrne with Malu - "Buttercup, Blossom, & Bubbles Say"
- Bis - "The Powerpuff Girls (End Theme)"
- Marty & Elayne - "Love Makes The World Go Round" [hidden track]