Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Baseketball: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Soundtracks have been grand experiments in marketing for so long--let's match a bunch of rappers with a bunch of metalheads! electronica-ists with indie rockers!--that it's a relief that the people who put together the BAS... more »
Soundtracks have been grand experiments in marketing for so long--let's match a bunch of rappers with a bunch of metalheads! electronica-ists with indie rockers!--that it's a relief that the people who put together the BASEketball soundtrack seem to have a simple guiding principle: big, dumb, fun songs that rock. It's an album full of summer-ready singles: there are gimmicky songs (Reel Big Fish's cover of a-ha's "Take On Me," Nerf Herder's "Don't Hate Me," the Cherry Poppin' Daddies' take on Harry Belafonte's "Jump in the Line"), straight-ahead rockers (the Supersuckers, Plastiscene), a couple of radio-crafted rent-a-hits (including one from the once-mighty Soul Asylum), and even a song that's already been a hit (Smash Mouth's "Why Can't We Be Friends"). Granted, Nerf Herder's track might not be a gimmick, since they pretty much always sound that way--but it, like the majority of the album, is a hell of a lot of fun. Hit the beach and turn it up. --Randy Silver
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Just push play, find yourself in a good mood by the end
Rex Marksmanson | Long Island, New York | 09/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ahh the Baseketball soundtrack, blending the sounds of ska with...the Cherry Poppin' Daddies? You heard it right folks, I speak truth, if you like ska you are going to want this album. Sampling such talent as Reel Big Fish, The Ernies, The Dickies, Goldfinger, Smashmouth should make you want this one already. Still need proof? Even Deep Blue Something (thats right the guys who did "Breakfast At Tiffanys") do a great cover of "Tonight", Soul Asylum drops in with "I will still be laughing" and you can't leave out the Cherry Poppin' Daddies with their hilarious "Jump In The Line". If you still need proof by now well hey I only have one thing to tell ya, sorry this album obviously isn't for you."
These songs really fit the movie
avsmike | Colorado | 10/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD really captures the personality of the movie, with songs from Nerf Herder, Reel Big Fish, and many more. While some of the songs are kinda boring after listening to them a few times, there is more good than bad about this CD. If you're a fan of ska, rock, or something in between, pick this up."
Siegfried | New York, NY | 07/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Reel Big Fish and Soul Asylum are still great, Smash Mouth and Goldfinger worth listening to, and Plastiscene ROCKS! Keep an eye on that band! For a soundtrack, it's a worthwhile buy and that's rare."