White Zombie resurrected…

WHITE ZOMBIE. The musical horrorshow that mixed dark pop culture with metallic hard rock has been resurrected on the 4-CD/1-DVD box set “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” (Geffen/UMe), released November 25, 2008. The CDs bring together for the first time all 64 original studio recordings released by the band led by Rob Zombie during its 1985-1996 career. The DVD offers nine music videos, 10 live performances, and some hidden gems.

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Disc One of “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” includes all of the tracks released on the New York City band’s own Silent Explosion label — the four songs on the 1985 “Gods On Voodoo Moon” EP, of which only 300 copies were pressed; the two songs on the 1986 “Pig Heaven” EP, which had only 1,000 made; and the seven on 1987’s “Psycho-Head Blowout” EP, which NIRVANA’s Kurt Cobain called one of his favorite albums.

Disc Two encompasses WHITE ZOMBIE’s first two full-length albums, 1987’s “Soul-Crusher”, which began on Silent Explosion but was re-released by Caroline Records the following year, and 1989’s “Make Them Die Slowly”. Disc Three offers the three-selection “God Of Thunder” EP and the band’s 1992 major label debut, “La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1”, which broke the band into the Top 40, earned double platinum and spawned the Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy-nominated “Thunder Kiss ’65” and “Black Sunshine” (with Iggy Pop). Also heard is “I Am Hell” from the soundtrack to the 1993 animated flick “The Beavis & Butt-head Experience”.

Disc Four opens with “Children Of The Grave” from a 1994 BLACK SABBATH tribute album and “Feed The Gods” from that year’s “Airheads” soundtrack album. The centerpiece, however, is 1995’s “Astro-Creep: 2000, Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head”, which ranked in the Top 10 for two months, was certified triple platinum and spun off the Modern Rock Top 10, Grammy-nominated “More Human Than Human”. The 64 “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” recordings conclude with 1996 soundtrack contributions to “Escape From L.A.”, “Beavis And Butt-head Do America” and “The Crow: City Of Angels”, with its Grammy-nominated cover of the disco hit “I’m Your Boogieman”.

Among the DVD’s videos are those for “More Human Than Human”, winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video, as well as “Thunder Kiss ’65”, “Black Sunshine”, “Super-Charger Heaven”, “I’m Your Boogieman” and “The One”. Live performances include “Soul-Crusher”, “Spiderbaby (Yeah Yeah Yeah)”, “I Am Hell” and “Creature Of The Wheel”.

WHITE ZOMBIE officially disbanded in 1998 after the release of the “Hellbilly Deluxe”, the triple platinum solo debut for Rob Zombie, who has since enjoyed continued success both on record and as a film director with his vision of the dark side.

“Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” track listing:

01. Gentleman Junkie
02. King Of Souls
03. Tales From the Scarecrowman
04. Cat’s Eye Resurrection
05. Pig Heaven
06. Slaughter The Grey
07. Eighty-Eight/Fast Jungle
08. Gun Crazy
09. Kick
10. Memphis
11. Magdelene
12. True Crime
13. Ratmouth
14. Shack of Hate
15. Drowning the Colossus
16. Crow II
17. Die Zombie Die
18. Skin
19. Truck On Fire
20. Future Shock
21. Scumkill
22. Diamond Ass
23. Demonspeed
24. Disaster Blaster
25. Murderworld
26. Revenge
27. Acid Flesh
28. Power Hungry
29. Godslayer
30. God Of Thunder
31. Love Razor
32. Disaster Blaster 2
33. Welcome to Planet MF
34. Knuckle Duster
35. Thunder Kiss
36. Black Sunshine
37. Soul-Crusher
38. Cosmic Monster
39. Spiderbaby
40. I Am Legend
41. Knuckle Duster 2
42. Thrust
43. One Big Crunch
44. Grindhouse
45. Starface
46. Warp Asylum
47. I Am Hell
48. Children Of The Grave
49. Feed The Gods
50. Electric Head Pt. 1
51. Super Charger Heaven
52. Real Solution 9
53. Creature Of The Wheel
54. Electric Head Pt. 2
55. Grease Paint And Monkey Brains
56. I Zombie
57. More Human Than Human
58. El Phantasmo
59. Blur The Technicolor
60. Blood Milk Sky
61. The One
62. I’m Your Boogieman
63. Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls

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