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Raise The Dead
Phantom Planet – Raise The Dead
Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 00:00
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Phantom Planet delivered the theme song for The O.C., played in Sabrina The Teenage Witch and could be found on the Not Another Teen Movie soundtrack. Okay, so the O.C. theme song was okay as was the show but exactly how afraid should one be of those other two facts? Or of the fact that this is poprock inspired by the musings of cult leaders such as Charles Manson and David Koresh. Consider me afraid! Luckily, “Raise The Dead” turns out to be okay… little bit of Muse here, some of Bowie’s glamrock there topped off with a couple of pinches of The Strokes or danceable punk not unlike the Decaydance acts et voila. Hardly original but I’m thinking they should reach their target audience nicely with this mix. Count in the marketing campaign which includes a phone number you can text in order to get an ‘exclusive message from the band’ and yeah, they’ll sell well. Or wait, wasn’t rock music supposed to be rebellious and spontaneous?