If you remotely like Rob Zombie and don’t buy Past, Present, and Future, you are indeed a cheap bastard.
Answering the masses complaints that CDs are too expensive, Past, Present, and Future has been priced at $11.99 (and can be found cheaper than that — Best Buy usually has it for $9.99). For a ten-spot, you get a greatest hits CD with 19 audio tracks, and a DVD with ten of Rob Zombie’s videos. Anyone who downloads this is either lazy or just cheap.
Past, Present, and Future kicks off with “Thunder Kiss ’65”, White Zombie’s breakthrough video. Like a sideshow carnie, Rob Zombie takes your hand and leads you down his past hits one by one, album by album. “Black Sunshine,” “More Human Than Human” and a few other White Zombie fly by before we arrive in Rob Zombie solo country.
While not technically “hard to find”, most of Zombie’s one-off soundtrack songs appear here as well, such as “The Great American Nightmare” and “Blitzkreig Bop”. It’s nice to have all of these in place finally. Unfortunately, “I Am Hell” from the Beavis and Butthead album is missing. The album eventually winds down with tracks from Zombie’s latest project, the House of 1000 Corpses soundtrack.
Several of the songs are “remixes”, and the middle of the album drags a bit. If nothing else, it serves as a reminder to bands everywhere that drum machines are no replacement for real drummers.
And that’s just the beginning. After over an hour of his creepiness’ music, there’s still ten music videos to go through. Not every Rob Zombie related video made the cut, but all the ones that are there fans will enjoy. I would have liked Electric Head and a few more, but look at it this way — at around ten dollars, that’s still a cheap CD, and a free DVD.
Those who quit buying Zombie’s music after White Zombie broke up would probably dig this package. New Zombie fans will appreciate the collection, and old-timers such as myself will appreciate all the singles in one location, as well as the video collection.
Music industry take notice — THIS is the way to battle music piracy; by giving people their money’s worth.
01. Thunder Kiss ’65
02. Black Sunshine
03. Feed the Gods
04. More Human Than Human
05. Super Charger Heaven
06. I’m Your Boogieman
07. Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)
08. The Great American Nightmare (with Howard Stern)
10. Living Dead Girl
12. Feel So Numb
13. Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)
14. Demon Speeding
15. Brickhouse 2003 (with Trina)
16. Pussy Liquor
17. Blitzkrieg Bop
18. Two-Lane Blacktop
19. Girl on Fire
01. Thunder Kiss ’65
02. More Human Than Human
04. Living Dead Girl
06. Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy)
07. Feel So Numb
08. Demonoid Phenomenon
09. Return of the Phantom Stranger
10. Spookshow Baby