There was a time not terribly long ago when “inspired-by” compilations brought forth some interesting new takes on some pop culture classics – with albums like 1995’s SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS’ GREATEST HITS, or 2006’s SOUND OF SUPERMAN coming to mind. Today, some unexpected news hit my inbox about not one, but two (!) albums that are inspired-by some pop culture icons. The first is a collaboration between Hasbro Studios and Sony Music Entertainment entitled TRANSFORMERS ROLL OUT. The 11-song album features BUSH, alongside up-and-coming artists like CRASH KINGS and MOUNT HOLLY, all paying tribute to all things Cybertronian. Available digitally on April 15, two singles arrived for streaming today, just as iTunes pre-orders went live. Additionally, F.Y.E. Stores will be the exclusive destination for CD and Vinyl editions.
Transformers Roll Out tracklisting:
1. Mount Holly – “Roll Out”
2. Bush – “This House is on Fire”
3. Crash Kings – “Gigantik”
4. MEW – “Count to Ten”
5. Elle Rae – “Into the Fire”
6. SPURS – “Exiled”
7. Jameson Burt – “Just a Spark”
8. Ours – “Stronger”
9. Darby – “Modern Man”
10. Born Cages – “Our Revolution”
Looking at the tracklisting, I can only say… No SHOCKWAVE? Come on! They should’ve been an obvious choice for inclusion!
Stay tuned for more TRANSFORMERS news on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine as I have it…