Various Artists / Rise Above
Album: Rise Above   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2002
Label:Sanctuary Records Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-10-14 Pull Date: 2002-12-16
Week Ending: Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 17 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 07, 2002: Lethal Injection
4. Nov 23, 2002: On The Warpath
2. Nov 30, 2002: Between The Nine Worlds
American Waste
5. Nov 13, 2002: Brownian Motion
3. Nov 27, 2002: Fine Tuning Utopia
Nervous Breakdown
6. Nov 01, 2002: Robin Hood Music
Police Story

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2002-10-29
Collection of classic Black Flag songs put together by Henry Rollins, performed true to form with guest vocals on all by stars including Iggy Pop, Lemmy, Ryan Adams to Chuck D., Ice-T, Keith Morris and of course Henry (who for heavens sake was not the only BF singer, just the last, Keith pre-dating him…. Jeeze louise…). Interesting to hear these songs w/ modern production quality, decipherable lyrics, for better or for worse (though they stand on their own, they pale compared to the greatness of the originals). Lots of FCCs but mostly limited to one quick or subtle one per song. This was organized and produced by Rollins as a benefit for the West Memphis Three for which little text is given in the liner notes (oh but Henry writes a lot about himself, surprise). If you aren’t familiar with the WM3 you should be: briefly, three young men were convicted and sentenced to death/life by a kangaroo court for the brutal senseless murders of three little boys on no evidence (all circumstantial) other than they wore black and liked heavy metal and goth music. True fucking story. No track by track here; choose your favorite song or note the below:

Notables: 8, 10, 12, 15 (edit fccs), 16

FCCs in 2, 3, 8, 13, 13 (mostly minor “shit” or “fuck”, nothing in choruses or too flagrant, but still…)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Chuck D Rise Above
2. Morris, Keith Nervous Breakdown
3. Pop, Iggy Fix Me
4. Clutch American Waste
5. Mars Volta I've Had It
6. Poison the Well I've Heard It Before
7. Slipknot Room 13
8. Rollins, Henry Wasted
9. Queens of the Stone Age Jealous Again
10. Rollins, Henry Tv Party
11. Hank Iii No Values
12. Ween Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
13. Amen Depression
14. Patton, Mike Six Pack
15. Ice T Police Story
16. Slayer Revenge
17. Lemmy Thirsty and Miserable
18. Dukowski, Chuck What I See
19. Rancid No More
20. Rollins, Henry Black Coffee
21. Lorre, Inger Slip It in
22. Roessler, Kira Annihilate this Week
23. Rollins, Henry My War
24. Adams, Ryan Nervous Breakdown