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Rerun Rock: Superstars Sing Television Themes

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Rhino once again comes up with something strange and amusing -- in this case, a collection of celebrity impersonators doing ten television theme songs in various famous styles, with some inspired moments along the way ("Casper, The Friendly Ghost" by Elvis Presley, "The Addams Family" by Frank Sinatra, "Rawhide" by Michael Jackson) and a few not so inspired ("I Married Joan" by Hendrix and "George of the Jungle" by Led Zeppelin are loud, obnoxious and meandering; "The Patty Duke Theme" by Dylan simply recycles the usual Dylan voice parody). The album is filled out by "Bedrock Rap - (Meet) The Flintstones," a cut that was originally released as being by Bruce Springstone. The album is a cute idea, but the execution does tend to be variable -- even when the producers and performers hit the marks, they sometimes work a bit too hard at it: "The Addams Family" gets strained toward the end, for example.

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