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Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 09:54
"Zombie Birdhouse was in many ways a noble experiment, and it is never less than interesting, but it also rarely works the way it is supposed to; ultimately, this album's a failure, but it is certainly one of the most interesting and ambitious failures of Pop's career, which ought to count for something. In 2003, Zombie Birdhouse was given a remastered reissue that added an unreleased track from the sessions, "Pain and Suffering" (it was used in the Canadian animated fantasy feature Rock and Rule, which also featured music from Blondie and Lou Reed), as well as a bonus disc featuring a 57-minute board tape of Pop and his road band performing all but one of the Zombie Birdhouse tunes, along with a few songs from his solo and Stooges periods during an October 1982 gig in Toronto. While the live material is a bit sloppy in its execution, and the recording isn't especially good, Pop is in much stronger form here and tackles the songs with noticeable confidence and flexibility. However, the live disc still sounds like a bootleg and is best appreciated by fans rather than casual observers...though that is probably appropriate since Zombie Birdhouse isn't an album Pop's less ardent admirers need concern themselves with. " Taken from All Music Guide

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