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Superbeast

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Released  June 1, 1999
Length  3:40
Format  CD single
Label  Geffen
Recorded  1998 at Chop Shop Hollywood, CA
Writer(s)  Rob Zombie Charlie Clouser Scott Humphrey

"Superbeast" is a promotional single off Rob Zombie's solo debut, Hellbilly Deluxe. The song was co-written by Charlie Clouser, formerly of Nine Inch Nails. It also appears on Rob Zombie's Past, Present & Future, the greatest hits album The Best of Rob Zombie, and two remixes are contained on American Made Music to Strip By. The track appeared in the horror film Valentine in 2001 and also as a remix in the vehicular combat game Twisted Metal III and the action/horror film End of Days in 1999. The song is also featured on the video game BrĂ¼tal Legend and is available to download on Rock Band. The song was played in the background of the trailer of Godzilla 2000: Millennium. The "Girl on a Motorcycle" remix of the song was frequently used in commercials for ECW T-shirts and future events. The song was nominated for the Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1999. On January 4, 2008, the song "Superbeast" was used to introduce the "Abyss vs. Manabu Nakanishi" match at Wrestle Kingdom II in Tokyo, Japan.

Contents

The song was covered by Transient for The Electro-Industrial Tribute to Rob Zombie in 2002 and was covered again in 2011 by Suicide Silence for the digital edition of The Black Crown.

The lyrics "Move the jaw, cry aloud, bound up the dead triumphantly" may be a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Premature Burial" in which Poe says, "The movement of the jaws, in this effort to cry aloud, showed me that they were bound up, as is usual with the dead."

Music video

The music video shows a woman, Sheri Moon (Rob's wife), dressed in leather and riding on a motorcycle, fighting a robot and a ninja with katanas while the screen flashes bright lights. There are also a few clips added of Zombie and his band.

Personnel

  • Tom Baker - Mastering
  • Paul DeCarli - Additional Programming
  • Frank Gryner - Additional Engineering
  • Scott Humphrey - Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Programming
  • Chris Lord-Alge - Additional Mixing
  • Blasko - Bass
  • Riggs - Guitar
  • Tempesta - Drums
  • Rob Zombie - Vocals, Lyrics, Artwork
  • References

    Superbeast Wikipedia


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