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Past, Present & Future [w/ Bonus DVD]

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  • “Greatest Hits” and “Best of” compilations are always made with the casual fan in mind. After all, die-hard fans already own all the artist’s albums. When it comes to Rob Zombie, I’ve always been a casual fan. I’ve liked what I’ve heard over the years on the radio, Mtv, and the goth clubs, but not enough to go out and buy his CDs. When I heard about “Past, Present & Future” and what it would come with, I knew that this was the purchase I had to make.First of all, this collection is an INCREDIBLE value. For under $14 you get a 19-track cd, 10 video DVD, and a thick booklet of awesome photos spanning Rob’s whole career. There are some praising but dead-on liner notes from Rob’s idol and original shock-rocker, Alice Cooper. The tracks include all the album singles I’ve heard from both White Zombie and Rob Zombie’s solo albums, plus his songs from the House of 1000 Corpses soundtrack and the “Hands of Death” duet with Alice Cooper from the X-Files TV soundtrack. It would have been nice to see more non-album tracks, like the cover of “Children of the Grave” from one of the Black Sabbath tribute albums, “I Am Hell” from the Beavis & Butthead Experience, etc. But I realize that no single compilation is going to please everybody.The videos on the DVD are really fun to watch. I think even those who aren’t fans of Rob Zombie could still appreciate how well they’re made. They’re a perfect blend of horror, evil imagery, and just the right amount of subtle and colorful humor. You’ll cringe, you’ll giggle. Rob has a presence that’s strong without coming off as pretentious.I’ve bought many “Greatest Hits” and “Best of” compilations from bands that I like but am not a die-hard fan of. But out of all of them, the price of this one gives it the greatest value in terms of both physical and musical content.

    Posted on February 9, 2010