"TV Terror" Reigns Over Classic Themes

September 24 [16:00 EDT] -- Consider it the tribute album to end all tribute albums.

Next week will see the arrival of "TV Terror," a collection of gloomy synthcore covers of classic TV theme songs that are about as far removed from the originals as you might imagine.

The folks behind the collection assembled a gang of 36 bands like Hate Dept., Pain Station, Kevorkian Death Cycle, and Liquid Sex Decay and turned them loose on your favorite television anthems.

"TV Terror's" producers say they got sick of all the earnest tribute albums out there, and decided to whip up this offering as a form of "comic revenge."

After hearing the stomp-fuzz that is Terminal 46's version of the "Three's Company" theme, or Electric Hellfire Club's ode to Charles Manson in the form of the theme from "Charles In Charge" ("Charles in charge of our guns and our knives" the new lyrics read), it seems like they hit their mark.

Here's what else you'll find on the double-CD:

Disc 1 Collide - "Felix The Cat" Numb - "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" [347k Audio file] Alien Faktor w/Pain Station - "Laverne & Shirley" [231k Audio file] Institute of Technology - "Mary Tyler Moore" Christ Analogue - "Happy Days" 16 Volt - "Love Boat" 29 Died - "Addams Family" Electric Hellfire Club - "Charles In Charge" [215k Audio file] Kevorkian Death Cycle - "One Day At A Time" Battery - "X-Files" Hate Dept. - "Facts Of Life" Society Burning - "Magnum P.I." Terminal 46 - "Three's Company" [248k Audio file] Oneiroid Psychosis - "Dark Shadows" Idiot Stare - "Brady Bunch" Pinchpoint - "Dukes of Hazzard" Apolitiq - "WKRP in Cincinnati" Sweat Engine - "Speed Racer"

Disc 2 Liquid Sex Decay - "Twin Peaks" Cut.Rate.Box - "The Jeffersons" Loretta's Doll - "Scooby Doo" Kill Switch...Klick - "Welcome Back Kotter"

Alien Sex Fiend - "Batman" Haloblack - "Fat Albert" Stone 588 - "Creature Feature" Ikon - "Ballad of Gilligan's Island" Ex-Voto - "Baretta" Lick - "Star Trek" Wreckage - "Spiderman" Coin of the Realm - "Outer Limits" Triple Point - "Dynasty" Dystopia One - "Knight Rider" The Thessalonian Dope Gods - "Maude" Sullen - "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" My Glass Beside Yours - "Muppet Show" Sofia Run - "Josie & the Pussycats"