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We continue where we left off in the last edition: the sixth CD. He's five more fun Rock-ings...

Derek Rocks As Usual
Created: 2/7/01
Comments: I took the cover from Derek Rocks Again and put it on the TV in a room and made Derek Rocks Man sitting in a chair, 'cuz it's As Usual it has to be a much more typical setting. Derek Rocks Man is an everyman. An everyman that watches his concerts on TV. I think this really added the the character as a whole. The songs were tough picks. I think it represents a healthy variety: from the quieter Semisonic jam, to the hardcore beats of Rage Against the Machine. It also features 4 (count 'em 4!) local Maine songs from Rustic and Rustic's keyboardist Spence.
Track listing:
1. Offspring - Want You Bad
2. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
3. Spencer Albee as Frankenstein - I'm Breathing
4. Electrasy - Morning Afterglow
5. Mathew Good Band - Hello Time Bomb
6. Rustic Overtones - Check
7. Semisonic - Chemistry
8. Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
9. Rage Against the Machine - Guerrilla Radio
10. Incubus - Drive
11. Everclear - When It All Goes Wrong Again
12. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
13. Moby - Southside (feat. Gwen Stefani)
14. Radiohead - Creep
15. Sublime - Wrong Way
16. Rustic Overtones - Gas On Skin
17. Offspring - She's Got Issues
18. Our Lady Peace - Life
19. Spencer Albee as Frankenstein - Two Feet
20. Diffuser - Karma

Derek Rocks Too Much
Created: 3/16/01
Comments: Now if you've been looking at the covers so far, you should have noticed Derek Rocks Man doesn't have a face unless it's the only way to express his emotions. This was a creative challenge I conciously made for myself. On the first CD the guy wasn't even drawn by me, but on the second I could have easily given him a face, but I enjoyed the idea of making myself come up with a way to convey emotions face-less. Now I found myself needing to make him look tired and without eyes or mouth, and I gave up on that idea! But I came up with a new rule for this CD: passion-filled, more extreme emotions will create eyes and mouth. Like yelling, being mad, or being very tired.
Track listing:
1. New Found Glory - Hit or Miss
2. Blink 182 - Adam's Song
3. Cold - No One
4. Marvelous 3 - Get Over
5. Twitchboy - A Note
6. Alien Ant Farm - Movies
7. Fuel - Innocent
8. Our Lady Peace - Clumsy
9. Limp Bizkit - My Way
10. Radiohead - Idioteque
11. Offspring - Come Out And Play
12. Deftones - Digital Bath
13. Powderfinger - My Happiness
14. 311 - Don't Stay Home
15. They Might Be Giants - Boss Of Me
16. Ret Hot Chili Peppers - Parallel Universe
17. Tantric - Breakdown
18. Papa Roach - Between Angels & Insects
19. Spacehog - I Want To Live

Derek Won't Stop A-Rockin'
Created: 3/16/01
Comments: In my infinite wisdom I made a playlist (that's what I do, base a playlist on the CD to plan the order) that was soooo huge that I couldn't fit it on one CD. So I got more songs and some aren't the best, but I managed to scrounge them up so that I could fit the songs on 2 CDs. So what may have been the seventh CD because it was created first, but in a way the eighth is just a continuation of the it! Also notice how I just took a photo of the band KISS and drew over with Derek Rock Man's head. This was the first, but not last time I'd do that!
Track listing:
1. Blink 182 - Damnit
2. Lit - Miserable
3. Hed P.E. - Killing Time
4. Spacehog - In the Mean Time
5. Rage Against the Machine - How I Could Just Kill a Man
6. Stone Temple Pilots - Sour Girl
7. Three Doors Down - Duck And Run
8. Poe - Hey Pretty
9. Oleander - Are You There?
10. Mighty Mighty BossTones - Knock On Wood
11. Nothingface - Bleeder
12. Dave Matthews Band - The Space Between
13. Soul Asylum - Somebody to Shove
14. Ace Frehley - New York Groove
15. Run DMC - Them Girls (ft Fred Durst)
16. Fuel - Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
17. Vast - Don't Have Anything
18. Living End - Roll On
19. American Hi-Fi - Flavor Of The Weak

Derek Rocks 24/7
Created: 4/16/01
Comments: Not really knowing what to do with this CD Matt came up with the title "Derek Rocks 24/7" and I was stuck coming up with a cover image for that. I figured I could just draw Derek Rocks Man and just take it from there. So I play around with some stuff like a change in the Derek Rocks title (which before had always been shimmery and slanted) and radial blur. So now that Derek Rocks Man looks like he's spinning I add in a little tip about listening until you become dizzy and I have myself a cover to go along with a solid bunch of songs that have a Summery touch.
Track listing:
1. Sum 41 - Fat Lip
2. Eve 6 - Here's to the Night
3. Monster Magnet - Heads Explode
4. Linkin Park - Crawling
5. MxPx - My Life Story
6. Train - Drops of Jupiter
7. Creeper Lagoon - Wrecking Ball
8. A Perfect Circle - The Hollow
9. Staind - It's Been A While
10. Collective Soul - Gel
11. Boy Hits Car - I'm A Cloud
12. Crazy Town - Revolving Door
13. Grand Theft Audio - Stoopid Ass
14. Saliva - Your Disease
15. Cake - The Distance
16. Godsmack - Greed
17. Sublime - Santeria
18. Rehab - It Don't Matter
19. Limp Bizkit - Faith
20. Greenday - Waiting
21. Lucky Boys Confusion - Fred Astaire

Derek Rocks Outside
Created: 6/22/01
Comments: With the song Outside by Staind on the song roster, there's never a more fitting time to call it "Derek Rocks Outside". I also thought I'd have some fun and put in a "super secret ultra-mega bonus hidden song" which I then advertise about on the cover and state specifically is at the end. Oh, the fun of it all! At least I got to airbrush stuff on the computer to make the fire look good.
Track listing:
1. Cult - Rise
2. Staind - Outside
3. Blink 182 - The Rock Show
4. Lifehouse - Sick Cycle Carousel
5. From Zero - Check Ya
6. Our Lady Peace - Is Anybody Home?
7. Tool - Schism
8. Doves - Catch The Sun
9. Coldplay - Shiver
10. Black Crowes - Lickin'
11. Depeche Mode - Dream On
12. R.E.M. - Imitation of Life
13. Weezer - Hash Pipe
14. David's Playground - My Way
15. Stabbing Westward - So Far Away
16. Seven Mary Three - Wait
17. Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice
UNLISTED SECRET SONG: Eve 6 - I Touch Myself (live)

 
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