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Pecker: Songs From The Original Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
John Waters has put together a remarkably consistent soundtrack to go along with Pecker. He reaches the pinnacle of camp with almost every song with a music selection consisting of tarnished and obscure oldies as well as o... more »
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John Waters has put together a remarkably consistent soundtrack to go along with Pecker. He reaches the pinnacle of camp with almost every song with a music selection consisting of tarnished and obscure oldies as well as original songs by Stewart Copeland, former drummer for the Police. Copeland's originals run the gamut from lounge to (very benign) rap and blend surprisingly well with Waters's selection of insanely cheerful singles from the '60s and '70s. (Waters gives much credit to his friend, Larry Benicewicz, for helping choose and supply the obscure older titles from his record collection.) With songs such as "I'm a Nut," "Happy-Go-Lucky-Me," and "Woo Hoo" from bands such as the Henhouse Five Plus Too and the Nutty Squirrels, the soundtrack is as catchy as the flu and just as insidious. Get it before it mutates. --Melissa Axelrod and Terry Zwigoff
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Another Brilliant Collection From the Library of John Waters
Thomas Barbee | San Francisco, CA United States | 10/13/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget the pop and disco collections of "54", "Boogie Nights" & "Pulp Fiction". As entertaining as they may be they don't hold a candle to the songs and music that help bring to life a John Waters film. Where does he find some of this stuff? Only a man born and raised in Baltimore could find a gem entitled: "Baltimore, You're Home to Me". Not since his landmark opus, "Pink Flamingos" has there been such an oddball collection of true hillbilly sound. The overly perky opening song, "Happy-Go-Lucky Me" has me bouncing up and down like a deranged idiot as I drive down the freeway. Not to mention the absolutley goofy, "I'm a Nut". I get stares from my co-workers when I up the volume of the two tracks, "Uh! Oh! Part 1" (which sounds like the Chipmunks on acid... makes me wonder if there is an "Uh! Oh! Part 2!!) and the very "Pink Flamingos" inspired "In the Mood" by Henhouse Five Plus Two. Think of "Pink Flamingos" and think "henhouse". If you're a John Waters fan you'll know where this is going! John Waters and score composer Stewart Copeland have written a wonderful prison shower ballad, "Don't Drop the Soap (For Anyone But Me)". Copeland has also written a wonderful score, from the beautifully spiritual "Memama" to, as John writes in the liner notes, "the first and last hillbilly-techno". This CD is a great alternative from your standard, run-of-the-mill "soundtrack" song collections! Buy it NOW!!!"
What A Relief
rkchin | 03/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, I thought Stewart Copeland had drifted into obscurity after Rumblefish, but he's back with Pecker. And another duet with Stan...(Now why don't they record an album together?)This again is great "I'm doing something else, but I really want some good 'mind music' doing it with me.""
Funny and Uplifting backwoods fun
rkchin | new york city | 12/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Pecker" is one of John Water's "mainstream" films, and from what I hear, not terribly shocking unlike Pink Flamingoes. The music has a polished feel to it, but still sounds like someone is having an irreverent good time.Stewart Copeland composed much of the music to the soundtrack. The rest are an odd assortment of off-the-shelf songs that were always destined to be in a John Waters movie. The soundtrack mixes cheerful, insidious melodies, country western, jazz, and fun, fun, fun. The original music as composed by Steward Copeland manages to be jazzy, bluesy, hip and busy. The songs change depending on where you are in the movie. There are at least 7 tracks of original instrumental music and songs interwoven throughout the CD. It is not filler material, but quite good if heard away without ever seeing the movie."