|Tonight the Stars Revolt!|
|Studio album by|
|Released||July 20, 1999|
|Recorded||1998–99 at Sunset Sound, Sound City, The Chop Shop, and Music Grinder|
|Powerman 5000 chronology|
|Singles from Tonight the Stars Revolt!|
Tonight the Stars Revolt! is the second major label studio album by American rock band Powerman 5000. It was released on July 20, 1999 by DreamWorks Records. Having sold over one million copies and achieving platinum status, this would become the group's most successful release and featured such hits as "Nobody's Real" and "When Worlds Collide."
Although it doesn't tell a specific story, the songs have a cohesive theme, primarily oriented around campy science fiction reminiscent of the 1950s, coupled with nihilistic, apocalyptic messages, and paranoid, cyberpunk imagery.
Music critics and fans alike compare PM5K frontman Spider's fixation on bygone science fiction with older brother Rob Zombie's obsession with B-movie horror themes. Both seem to share an affection for campy entertainment that influence their musical output, though Spider has since abandoned science fiction as the inspiration for Powerman 5000's sound and image. The CD booklet of Tonight the Stars Revolt! is also composed with science fiction imagery and text, similar to Zombie's horror-themed Hellbilly Deluxe , released the year prior.
Musically, the album bears similarity to Rob Zombie's industrial metal sound with catchy riffs and electronic elements. However, it also includes a cover of The Cars' "Good Times Roll" and "Watch the Sky for Me," a moody, lounge song with its entire melody taken from the track "One More Kiss, Dear" by Vangelis for the Blade Runner soundtrack. [ citation needed ]
The album won the Boston Music Awards for "Album Of The Year" in 2000, while "When Worlds Collide" was nominated for "Single Of The Year".
All lyrics by Spider One and all music by Powerman 5000, except "Good Times Roll" by The Cars.
|1.||"An Eye Is Upon You (featuring Malachi Throne)"||0:51|
|2.||"Supernova Goes Pop"||3:14|
|3.||"When Worlds Collide"||2:58|
|6.||"Tonight The Stars Revolt!"||2:42|
|8.||"The Son of X-51"||2:58|
|10.||"Blast Off to Nowhere" (featuring Rob Zombie)"||3:45|
|11.||"They Know Who You Are"||2:33|
|12.||"Good Times Roll" (featuring DJ Lethal)"||2:33|
|13.||"Watch the Sky for Me" (featuring Ginger Fish and Malachi Throne)"||5:22|
Album – Billboard (United States)
Singles – Billboard(United States)
|1999||"When Worlds Collide"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||16|
|Modern Rock Tracks||18|
|2000||"Nobody's Real"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||18|
|Modern Rock Tracks||23|
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