Up End Atom:: A Tribute To Atom And His Package

Hartless Hind Records and MVD Audio announce the release of Up End Atom: A Tribute To Atom And His Package, on July 14, 2009.

Up End Atom is a tribute to seminal nerd rock icon, Atom and His Package. His quirky music and personality made him Philadelphia’s most unique performer, and the world’s most unlikely rock star. A chubby kid with a high voice on stage, armed with nothing but a musical synthesizer and a good sense of humor, played his way into the hearts of many. His musical journey would eventually be halted by diabetes.

His contemporaries pay tribute to him on this record. Showing his wide influence, artists such as Adult Swim’s mcchris, German rock band Locas in Love, the originator of post-punk laptop rap MC Lars, Aussie punk band Yidcore, and hockey rock band The Zambonis all recorded tracks specifically for this tribute. All these artists come together with a common goal: to share their love for Atom and His Package and help fight Diabetes.

A portion of the album’s proceeds are going to the American Diabetes Association, to fight the disease that forced Atom to retire from music.

1. Steinbeck “Possessions (Not the One By Danzig)”
2. mcchris “Punk Rock Academy”
3. Math the Band “Upside Down From Here”
4. The Zambonis and Atom “Goalie”
5. Yidcore “Avenger”
6. MC Lars feat. Worm Quartet
“(Lord It’s Hard to Be Happy, When You Aren’t Using) the Metric System”
7. Worm Quartet feat. Curt Allen “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lib 2008”
8. Locas in Love “I am Downright Amazed at What I Can Destroy With Just a Hammer”
9. The Emotron “Me and My Black Metal Friends”
10. Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer “Happy Birthday Ralph”
11. Golden Bloom “Lying to You”


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