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Blast From The Past: Music From The Original Motion Picture
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
The masterminds behind this feel-good collection of swing and modern-rock staples must have gained much inspiration from this movie's main character (portrayed by the amicable Brendan Fraser), a twentysomething male who's ... more »
The masterminds behind this feel-good collection of swing and modern-rock staples must have gained much inspiration from this movie's main character (portrayed by the amicable Brendan Fraser), a twentysomething male who's just entered '90s aboveground society for the first time after being raised in his parents' bomb shelter. Nearly all of the tracks here, though culled from established chart-topping albums from radio darlings like the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Everclear, are on the stale side, as if chosen by someone who hasn't watched MTV for the past year. Pop offerings like Dishwalla's risk-free "Pretty Babies" is from the band's 1995 glory days (remember "Counting Blue Cars"?), while the abundant inclusion of swing was probably influenced by a high-level exec's viewing of a Gap khakis ad. All in all, the soundtrack aims for Gen-X soft spots--harmless, saccharine pop vocals and party faves like R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It"--but there's little here that hasn't already been mined by commercial radio. --Kristy Ojala
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Brian Volk | Las Vegas, NV United States | 05/09/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Blast from the past was a fantastic movie especially all the Music in it from the 50s and 60s. That's why I was going to buy this Soundtrack. Is this a soundtrack for the movie "BLAST FROM THE PAST" or an Alternative CD with songs used from the Movie. There is only 1 old 50s song on this soundtrack. and in the movie there were like 5 or 6. Why were these songs forgotten? Are soundtracks being made today only putting songs on CDs from this time period even though they have old songs in the movie? If your buying this soundtrack for the old 50s and 60s songs you heard in the movie you won't find them on this CD that's for sure. So hopefully they'll make a remake of the real Soundtrack for "BLAST FROM THE PAST" with all the 50s and 60s music that was in the movie with a mix of todays music from the movie."
Blast of Brilliance!
cinemagirl | Los Angeles, CA | 07/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After renting the movie, falling in love with it, buying the DVD, and watching it another ten or so times, I bought the soundtrack. Rarely does a soundtrack come along that captures the essence of a movie, but Steve Tyrell did a superb job as a music supervisor. There are songs that are insightful; there are songs that are uplifting; there are songs that are beautiful. Had more of the oldies from the movie been included on the soundtrack, it would have made everything nearly perfect. Some of the most momentous songs are "I See The Sun" by the smoky-voiced Tommy Henriksen, whose song acts as great background music for Venice Beach, California; "So Long Toots" by the always enjoyable Cherry Poppin' Daddies; Dishwalla's "Pretty Babies," which ties for Most Memorable Song, as the tragic lyrics and the melody seem to fit seamlessly into the film; the fervent "I Will Buy You A New Life" by Everclear; The Flying Neutrino's smashing swing song, "Mr. Zoot Suit," which ultimately might win Most Memorable Song after all; legendary Perry Como's "It's A Good Day" that somehow brightens your day; and the unknown-but-brilliant Celeste Prince's "A Little Belief," a fragile but silvery gem of a song. If possible and interested, do look for Dean Martin's "I Belong To You," a beautiful and classic song (unfortunately, not included on the soundtrack) that you will never get tired of. In sum, the songs are pleasurable and charming, just like the film. Recommended playing: All The Time."
cinemagirl | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is full of fun and energetic music. "Mr. Zoot Suit" by the Flying Neutrinos and "So Long Toots" by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies have a hip-hop dance beat to them. Sonichrome, Block, Dishwalla, Everclear, and R.E.M are very cool. "A Little Belief" is a beautiful ballad and the love theme for Adam and Eve is inspiring. I would recommend this awesome soundtrack to anyone."