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Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons
October 11, 1999

You might remember such songs as "You're Checkin' In," "Cletus The Slack-Jawed Yokel!" and "We Put The Spring Back In Springfield" from the TV series "The Simpsons." Though who can forget Sonic Youth's rendition of the show's end theme or the Ramones singing "Happy Birthday Mr. Burns?" These unforgettable musical moments have been relegated to reruns of the show... until now.

The previously mentioned songs are among the 62 tracks featured on "Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons," the follow-up to 1997's "Songs In The Key Of Springfield," the previous collection of musical moments from the popular animated series.

Scheduled to hit stores on November 2, "Go Simpsonic" will include songs, themes and underscore music, picking up where "Songs In The Key Of Springfield" left off; it also digs deeply into the show's first nine seasons, including tracks that didn't make its predecessor.

Incidentally, this collection shouldn't be confused with the Simpsons' "Yellow Album," which was released last year. That record, which paired characters from the show with the likes of Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars for a handful of originals and cover tunes, was in the vein of 1991's "The Simpsons Sing The Blues," which spawned the hit "Do The Bartman."

Listen to 'The Simpsons Theme' (RealAudio stream, 28.8 kbps) by Sonic Youth.

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Sonic Youth, initially comprising of guitarist / vocalists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, guitarist / bassist / vocalist Kim Gordon and drummer Richard Edson, were formed in New York City in 1981. A product of the No-Wave music scene of the late 1970s, the group had their roots in abrasive, experimental music, with Moore and Ranaldo having previously worked with the experimental composer Glenn Branca. The band were joined in 1985 by drummer Steve Shelley, and have now recorded 14 albums together, as well as many side and solo projects. Their work has been consistently challenging and innovative, and they are widely regarded as one of the most intriguing and influential bands of their time.


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