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Small Soldiers: Music From The Motion Picture
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Queen, Billy Squier
Small Soldiers: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

No matter how hard they try--and they put plenty into the effort--there's really no way the synthetic drum sounds and effects-laden guitars of Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" can be bent into a hip-hop track, even in...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Queen, Billy Squier, Pat Benatar, Gary Glitter, The Cult, The Pretenders, Cheap Trick, Rush, Edwin Starr
Title: Small Soldiers: Music From The Motion Picture
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Dreamworks
Original Release Date: 7/7/1998
Re-Release Date: 3/19/2007
Album Type: Soundtrack, Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Metal
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, By Decade, 1980s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600445005129

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No matter how hard they try--and they put plenty into the effort--there's really no way the synthetic drum sounds and effects-laden guitars of Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" can be bent into a hip-hop track, even in the days of Puff Daddy. The same can be said for even the best tracks on the Small Soldiers soundtrack: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are silky smooth (as always) and make a fine single out of "War," but it doesn't add anything or update Edwin Starr's classic take. Similarly, Wyclef, Pras, and Free add nothing to "Another One Bites the Dust"; and who really needs dance-oriented remixes of Billy Squier's "The Stroke," Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll (Part 2)" or (gulp) Rush's "Tom Sawyer"? Only the Pretenders' "My City Was Gone" survives the addition of some extra beats and rapping by Kool Keith in the breaks. The highlight of the album, it's--in the grand scheme of things--completely unnecessary and plenty of fun. --Randy Silver

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CD Reviews

Brings another level to da hip hop - interpolation crossover
08/06/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Woah! Hold up! Who did this soundtrack? Yee-haw! Think about this first. You know all those songs you have forgotten from long ago? Let's just thank the people who did this, because they are bringing old songs back to life! Yea yea so what if it's not original? But in reality it is. New lyrics bring 90's tastes to older music! So that should settle some people's thoughts. Now for all those actually reading this, GET THE ALBUM! Bone helps out on the War track. A remake of Rock and Roll Part 2 will surely stir your athletic ways! Mad props to Wyclef Jean and Pras Michael! Dang! The remake of Another One Bites the Dust just keeps reminding me that this soundtrack IS A MUST FOR ANY FAN! Pick one up today!"
A little dissappointing
08/01/1998
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I really wanted to get the soundtrack right after I saw the movie. But I was very dissapointed that all the songs were remixes ( except for "War"). The songs rocked as originals. The remixes are okay, but "Another one bites the dust" was not intended to be a hip hop song, and it should remain a rock song. At least the unbutchered version of "War" was included or I would of lost all faith in our society."
Wyclef makes the album
CJ | United States | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To A music fan from Tennessee, USA
The part you're referring to in the Another One Bites the Dust remix, Wyclef is talking to all the people like you. It's a joke when he says "If you know the deal, this is the master reel kid".Wyclef has actually made a lot of good remakes and remixes of older songs. Many of them with the original artist's cooperation and involvement.To A music fan from Springfield, Massachusetts
Do you know what a beat is? That's what a hip-song is built on, the beat. Another One Bites the Dust has a very hip-hop like beat. Which logically means, it's good material for a hip-hop remix."