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Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Songs Include : 1. Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne / 2. Waffle Stomp - Joe Walsh / 3. Love Rules - Don Henley / 4. Uptown Boys - Louise Goffin / 5. So Much in Love - Timothy B. Schmit / 6. Raised on the Radio - Ravyns / 7... more »
Songs Include : 1. Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne / 2. Waffle Stomp - Joe Walsh / 3. Love Rules - Don Henley / 4. Uptown Boys - Louise Goffin / 5. So Much in Love - Timothy B. Schmit / 6. Raised on the Radio - Ravyns / 7. Look in Your Eyes, The - Gerard McMahon / 8. Speeding - The Go-Go's / 9. Don't Be Lonely - Quarterflash / 10. Never Surrender - Don Felder / 11. Fast Times The Best Years of Our Lives - Billy Squier / 12. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Sammy Hagar / 13. I Don't Know : Spicoli's Theme - Jimmy Buffett / 14. Love Is the Reason - Graham Nash / 15. I'll Leave It Up to You - Poco / 16. Highway Runner - Donna Summer / 17. Sleeping Angel - Stevie Nicks / 18. She's My Baby And She's Outta Control - Palmer And Jost / 19. Goodbye, Goodbye - Oingo Boingo
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Neil S. from COLLEGEVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 8/16/2010...
music sounds better in the movie. but it's ok.
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Erick C. (Erick) from EDMOND, OK
Reviewed on 10/26/2006...
If you loved the movie, you'll like the soundtrack.
Another 80's soundtrack classic, ex-Eagles rock and new wave
Daniel J. Hamlow | Narita, Japan | 12/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like Heavy Metal, the soundtrack for Fast Times At Ridgemont High was long out-of-print until 1994 or 1995, when both were finally issued on CD, and the music here is a mixture of late 70's California rock, as personified by ex-Eagles flying solo, and new age popsters. The two sounds are disparate but they make for a superb compilation. Here are the highlights.The main theme song is the rhythmic but semi-melancholy "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne. "going walk up to her, I'm going to talk to her" reflects Mark Ratner's feelings towards Stacey.With "Waffle Stomp", ex-Eagle Joe Walsh has one of his goofy songs with a stomping beat. "You can punch out your boss/get fired from your job/collect unemployment/for your enjoyment/take out he trash/come down with a rash" and so on. One of the funnier songs here.Fellow ex-Eagle Don Henley comes next with the tender guitar and piano "Love Rules." Standout lyric: "I wish I didn't have so much to feel/it's much too scary and it's all too real"Louise Goffin's poppy "Uptown Boys" has a bit of 60's girl-group stylings in the chorus and backing singers, but the pre-chorus bits have that California sound a la Ronstadt or Karla Bonoff. Timothy B. Schmit's fingersnapping "So Much In Love" is a nice bit of doowop, with only a bass and drums coming in. The Ravyns' rocking "Raised On The Radio" is heard at least twice, once when Brad is washing his car.The Go-Go's' "Speeding" has a jamming beat reminiscent of "We Got The Beat", which wasn't included here despite playing during the first scene, but has a sound close to their Vacation era. One of the best songs by them and on this album. "Driving faster, driving faster...""Don't Be Lonely" by Quarterflash fits more on their debut album than Take Another Picture, and it's a good-enough song. And yes, there is a brief Rindy Ross sax solo.Like Heavy Metal, Fast Times sports two title songs, and they fit in the rock mode. The first is Billy Squier's "Fast Times (The Best Years Of Our Lives)" and the second is Sammy Hagar's hard-driving, with a grinding guitar and tempo like "I Love It Loud" or "We Will Rock You."Jimmy Buffett's goofy "I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme)" perfectly fits the character, incorporating lines and loves of Spicoli: "too gnarly a day for a classroom" and "cruising is what I dig the most."Graham Nash's "Love Is The Reason" has a melody and sound like the Eagles' "Take It To The Limit", while Poco's well-paced "I'll Leave It Up To You" with its new wave synths makes it far from the country-rock band that emerged from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield. Donna Summer's "Highway Runner" sports some Eagles-ish guitar and sitar, and is a far cry from her usual disco stuff. It's not bad, just weird for her. Stevie Nicks' "Sleeping Angel" can also be found on the Enchanted box set; when I first heard it from there, I chalked another all-time great melancholy ballad for the Welsh Witch. This is played while Mike Damone is calling people who owe him money, to no avail.Palmer/Jost's "She's My Baby (And She's Outta Control)" is pure 80's new wave a la Devo or Cars. Oingo Boingo's raucous "Goodbye, Goodbye" is more like Stray Cats-like rockabilly, with a call and repeat bridge section.One of the best 80's soundtrack compilations, with the legacy of the Eagles included in various spots."
Great Movie, Great Soundtrack
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 06/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fast Times is one of the funniest movies ever made and the soundtrack captures the spirit of the movie quite well. Although the movie employs some great previously released material that doesn't appear on the cd (The Go-Go's "We Got The Beat" & Zeppelin's "Kashmir" as examples), the songs written specifically for the movie and appear on this cd stand up to those quite well. "Sleeping Angel" is one the prettiest songs Stevie Nicks has ever recorded as is "Love Rules" by Don Henley. Jimmy Buffett contributes a typically humorous track with "I Don't Know", the usually insipid Sammy Hagar mines a heavy chunk of rock in the title track, the Go-Go's provide a great original song with "Speeding" and the big hit off the album, Jackson's Browne's "Somebody's Baby" is still catchy. There are some very weak songs ("Uptown Boys" & the Timothy B. Schmidt remake of "So Much In Love" to name two)which prevent it from being a 5 star cd, but overall if you loved the movie, you'll love the cd. Even if you're not a fan, there is some outstanding music that makes the cd worth a listen."