Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Bachelor Party (Remastered)/O.S.T.
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
Tom Hanks? 1984 motion picture, BACHELOR PARTY, features one of the best soundtracks of the '80s. Now, for the first time, this album is available on Compact Disc! It features 10 exclusive and digitally remastered tracks f... more »
Tom Hanks? 1984 motion picture, BACHELOR PARTY, features one of the best soundtracks of the '80s. Now, for the first time, this album is available on Compact Disc! It features 10 exclusive and digitally remastered tracks from some of the biggest bands of that era. The bash starts rocking when THE FLESHTONES kick off the CD with "American Beat ?84." Followed by OINGO BOINGO?s "Something Isn?t Right," and later, "Bachelor Party"?both of which can only be found on this CD. And we "Wind Out" with R.E.M. Not only are the aforementioned bands included, but these partiers join in as well: the film?s co-star, ADRIAN ZMED ("Little Demon"); Ex-SQUEEZE member, JOOLS HOLLAND ("Crazy Over You"); and, DARLENE LOVE, with a funky version of "Alley Oop." The newly designed booklet features exclusive liner notes from the Film's Producer and Music Supervisor, as well as classic stills from the film.
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A darn good 80's thrash!!
Chasey | 08/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wow - I'd waited 19 years for this to come out on CD, having previously owned the Soundtrack on Vinyl. And I'm not disappointed!This movie, whether or not Hanks likes it or not, is one of his best. A great party thrash it was the Grandfather to todays Teenage crude classics like American Pie and Road Trip. Comedy is the hardest thing to do well, and in Bachelor Party Hanks is just in a class of his own.The soundtrack reminds you of so many great scenes within the movie, it brings a sentimental tear to the eye. It's less Pop and more of a rock-new wave thrash, which adds to it's lasting appeal perhaps. The highlights for me are Oingo Boingo's 'Something Isn't Right', The Alarm's 'What Kind Of Hell' and Darlene Love's 'Alley Oop' - but the whole album hangs together so well.Adrian Zmed's little cameo reminds me of the sort of song you might hear at Karaoke parties! If you love the 80's, then do yourself a favour and get this little gem."
A great movie, but the 'official' soundtrack is incomplete!
John J. Martinez | Chicago, Illinois United States | 03/22/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie, as it's a manic 90 minute romp through some of the most (for 1984) disgusting things ever tossed into a movie script.
Look at the cast: Tom Hanks at his most idiotic, Adrian Zmed (!) as the hunky model-type who peaked with "Grease 2" but has some great moments here as the best man, Tawny Kitaen at her HOTTEST (only the Whitesnake videos she made eclipse this), Wendie Jo Sperber as the wonderful plump chick & foil, and a collection of the most obviously talented comedy sidekicks ever invented...
Then the soundtrack was quickly released by I.R.S. Records and promptly vanished.
Here it is, and almost twenty years later a record label named "Superfecta" has re-released the wonderful soundtrack, but... it falls short. I'll explain why in a minute but here's a track by track review.
10 tracks breeze by at a little over 35 minutes:
1. The Fleshtones "American Beat '84" starts us off with the title track, and it's a bit new-wavey, but has shades of pre-Huey Lewis and sets the tone quickly; this is a party album, pure and simple, so enjoy!
2. Oingo Boingo's "Something Isn't Right" is a quick rocker and as you probably already know Oingo Boingo used to be the greatest West Coast band in the late 70's/early 80's until leader & vocalist Danny Elfman disbanded it. This is not the doom-laden Tim Burton stuff some of you younger consumers are aware of.
3. Jools Holland's "Crazy Over You" is another quick rocker but this also has the distinction of being a song from another srtist who was in another influential band - the English ska/rock/pseudopop group Squeeze.
4. Adrian Zmed's "Little Demon" has the honor of being the best track off this album; this could have been released back then as a single and it might have made the charts. It has just enough pop, rock and horrible cheesy lyrics that were part of the American fabric and were popular at the time. Too bad for Adrian, huh...?
5. R.E.M.'s "Wind Out" is a great quick tune that is upbeat and fun and has a lot of energy. It's everything the pretty much then-unknown band later became the opposite of when they hit it big only two years later.
6. Oingo Boingo's "Bachelor Party" is the most hilarious tribute to male debauchery ever created, and it has hot licks and great lyrics. Danny Elfman was zt his creative peak in the 80's, eventually meeting a guy named Tim Burton and then - well, you know the rest.
7. The Alarm's "What Kind Of Hell" is ugly and is desperate to tell you that we had better be careful, and it's almost warning you to never invite donkeys to bachelor parties!
8. Darlene Love's "Alley Oop" is hilarious and will forever be linked to the Chippendales and from what I've heard is STILL used in male strip reviews world-wide. Think about this as we have a trifecta now: Darlene Love went from singing the classic song "He's A Rebel" with The Chiffons some TWENTY YEARS earlier and here she is crooning out a tune that is a classic all to it's own.
9. Angel & The Reruns' "Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys" is once again one of the best tunes up there, a definite 1980's time capsule new wave-y girl-rock song of epic proportions. Lead vocalist Hillary Carlip has been in the girl-rock scene for over twenty-five years herself, and Google her website, she's still got a lot to say.
10. Yip Yip Coyote's "Dream Of The West" is the closer, and to be honest, is the one track they probably didn't need to include here, but Yip Yip Coyote is a long-lost British new-wave cowboy-punk band, kind of like Adam Ant before Adam went went country himself. Finding ANYTHING by this horribly underrated band is a crime, but if you do find a copy of their first and only album, count yourself lucky.
Finally, although I would have given this album 5 stars due to the roster of (mostly) I.R.S. Records bands presented here, there are glaring omissions from the soundtrack, such as:
"Dance Hall Days," by Wang Chung
"Rehumanize Yourself" by The Police
"Nature Took Over" by Angel and the Reruns
"Gotta Give a Little Love" by Timmy Thomas
"Prepare to Energize" by Torch Song
"Who Do You Want to Be" by Oingo Boingo and
"Hall of Fame" by The Fleshtones
("Dance Hall Days" can be heard as the boys enter the strip club at the beginning of the infamous "footlong hot dog - and then some" scene. Maybe Wang Chung and The Police thought having their "work" being somehow associated with this film may be detrimental and didn't give clearances to be included here, but I'll bet they cashed the check the first time around.)
So, due to having almost HALF of the movie's full soundtrack missing, I'm giving it 3 stars.
I still say buy it, but be warned - you'll have to find the rest of the missing music on your own - I've done just that and I'm all the more better for it.
Thanks for reading and check out my other reviews!"
Rare Tracks fianlly out on CD!!!
K. Bosch | Phoenix, Nevavda | 10/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When REM put out "Dead Letter Office" a series of b-sides they dared you to guess what soundtrack that song appeared on...does that make this a trivial album? Maybe. But for any hardcore Oingo Boingo fan this is a must have for the rare two tracks found only here.
This movie inspired director Kevin Smith in Clerks II to have a erotic donkey scene...yikes."