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The Return Of The Living Dead (1985 Film) [Soundtrack]

Matt Clifford , Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 1, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Restless Records
  • ASIN: B000003BFF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,106 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Surfin' Dead - The Cramps
2. Partytime (Zombie Version) - 45 Grave
3. Nothing For You - TSOL
4. Eyes Without A Face - The Flesheaters
5. Burn The Flames - Roky Erickson
6. Dead Beat Dance - The Damned
7. Take A Walk - Tall Boys
8. Love Under Will - The Jet Black Berries
9. Tonight (We'll Make Love Until We Die) - SSQ
10. Trash's Theme - SSQ

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Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 1-JAN-2002

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's nice to be able to pick up something you once liked in your younger days and still find something to admire. Growing up a punk kid in South Jersey, I found it hard to find punk music. Sure, I could pick up the whole Pink Floyd discography and shuffle it about with Zeppelin, but the Sex Pistols? Black Flag? There was no way in hell I was going to find any of THAT at the local record store.

But this album flew in under the radar. Because it was a movie soundtrack, and because the movie was new at the time (I had seen it in the theatre and rushed to the store to see if I could finally find some music that people I actually identified with listened to), the Wee Three (or whatever) records actually had this one in stock.

And there it was--my first education in punk music, followed shortly thereafter by the soundtrack to _Repo Man_, the only kind of punk music that slipped through the fishing nets of banality surrounding South Jersey. I have gone on to absolutely adore The Cramps, but am slightly saddened that I have rarely heard a song by them as absolutely catchy and singable as "Surfin' Dead." This was also my introduction to The Damned and The Flesheaters ("Eyes Without A Face" is without doubt the most raucous track on this disc, something to play loud on the boom box when walking down the street just to make the old biddies get out of the way). There are also some heavily synthed 80's style new wave on here, with SSQ and The Jet Back Berries, but with metal like 45 Grave's "Partytime (Zombie Version)," one needs not feel at all embarrassed. And if you are looking for your soundtrack for when you've been partying too hard and have little left in you but to stare at the ceiling and sing out some lyrics, Roky Erickson's "Burn the Flames" is just the thing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't even like this kind of music August 7, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
But for some reason it's GREAT! Everytime I listen to it I picture all the scenes from the movie. Which by the way is probably my number one all time favorite. I think this is the best movie soundtrack. Buy it Now if you're a fan of the movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Would Give This Movie Seven Stars If I Could!!! February 22, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Return of the Living Dead is the best zombie movie ever made. My boyfriend and I must have watched this film thirty times. It's hilarious! Scary! The scariest thing is that it's so realistic! The special effects are a little dated compared to newer movies like the Dawn of the Dead remake, and like all horror movies it has a moron or two who make stupid decisions when the time is right, but the reason Return really gets inside your head is that everybody else acts exactly like you think you would in the zombie apocalypse!!! They do things like barricade their windows and run for working cars and lock up their own friends when they're bitten and sick. Return also makes fun of a lot of other zombie films like the Romero classics which is awesome. The way it ends is a huge shocker!!! Maybe ten stars would be better!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kountry Boy Kari Keil October 23, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
I remeber first seeing this film when I was about six years old on video. I thought it was one of the best horror movies I had ever seen, and I had watched a lot of Horror movies. Over the years I must have rented it a hundred time before I had finally bought it. Then the music in the movie was finally drilled into my head. Then I had started watching the movie to listen to the music. I could not find this CD in stores at all, But I had finally found it in a punk music store that had it. Now all I ever do is blow all my money on punk music. I thank it all to this awesome f*cking soundtrack and movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best soundtracks ever! December 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best sountracks ever made! Dark, funny and sweet all at the same time, the movie is a classic... the soundtrack adds to the experience!
In my humble opinion, the best punk/goth compilations are those not initially intended to be an "instant goth-in-a-box, just add water, black lipstick included" set, but ones that just HAPPEN, such as this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it is a great rock and various other sounds album May 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I saw this movie on usa up allnight one night then i rented that next weekend. i thought it hade the cool comedy and gory effects that were awsome eventully i bought it and then i wanted the soundtrack so i came here to amzon to get it and it is awsome thanks amazon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A review of the Soundtrack! Not the movie! March 25, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Of course, I enjoyed both, with equal abandon. I just wish more of my fellow posters would have directed their praise of the movie to the DVD portion of Amazon, and heap the glory on this most excellent soundtrack, here.

A sampling of punk of that era, well represented. The Cramps play "The Surfin Dead", a tune that represents the spirit of both the movie and themselves quite well. A Beach Boys-on-a-nightmare-trip kind of track.

Of course there is the track that has come to symbolize the movie, "Partytime" by 45 Grave. A rockin' excitin' track, that should vitalize any punk party (damn bubblegummers can't seem to get into it, though). Two things. (A)Not until relatively recently did I realize the lead singer was female and (B)Apparently, this a relative tame remix of a song that was very dark and disturbing in its original context.

"Eyes Without A Face" is an OK track, but "Burn the Flames" sent me on the path of becoming a (minor)Roky Erickson fan. "Dead Beat Dance" is decent Damned stuff. "Take a Walk" and "Love Under Will" are reasonable filler. They won't make you buy the CD, but they won't make you get rid of it.

There are two tracks by SSQ. "Tonight" an uber-sexy punk song that makes you hunger for naked dyed-hair punk girls in the rain, and "Trash's Theme", a relatively mellow instrumental on which to fade the album out. As far as I know, SSQ seems to be exclusive to this soundtrack--at least this is the only place I can find them.

This is good starter-punk material, and just fun Halloween and party music. Definitely recommend buying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Dean Nicely
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
I bought this cd because I loved the movie and one track where he burns himself in the incinerator was great but the cd is missing the best track of all, the main title :(
Published 6 months ago by Stargate310
5.0 out of 5 stars Classick
Do you need words for a staple in Deathrock/80's musick? C'mon, if you didn't know about this movie, you've been sleeping
Published 13 months ago by Bryan Scott Mcguire
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie ever!
I remember watching this movie over and over and over again and again and again. I never tired of it!! This movie is GREAT Scary and FUNNY! Read more
Published 18 months ago by shelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 80's punk compilation
This is on of the ultimate 80's punk compilations every, it has a wide range of bands that play some really good songs
Published 19 months ago by Jeffrey A Wimer
5.0 out of 5 stars Remaster It Please.
I gave it 5 stars because its a good soundtrack but please someone out there Remaster it. They need to equalize it so it can be more pronounced. Its a little on the quite side.
Published on July 18, 2011 by Glendale Walter
3.0 out of 5 stars ... I really like one of the songs on it.
... Cool music if you like old 80's bands. It's kinda dark sounding album. Not really fast songs. Recording quality is poor. Read more
Published on September 26, 2010 by Average Joe
1.0 out of 5 stars The Return of the Living Dead
I am a grandmother, over 60 years old, and wanted music for a night with friends on Hallowe'en at my house. I liked the Monster Mash album--light vintage lyrics for a fun evening. Read more
Published on November 22, 2009 by Calebini
4.0 out of 5 stars One for the cult movie lovers!
The classic Return of the living dead has an equally classic soundtrack. Everyone will remember "Do you wanna party" from 45 Grave and you will find this and other gems on this... Read more
Published on June 24, 2008 by Stephen J. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it Spooky!
this soundtrack is just as awesome as the movie. i especially love "make love til we die". if you love the movie, you'll love the soundtrack!
Published on July 21, 2007 by Nicole Bowser
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Anyone know if this edition of "Return..."?
The problem with these films is that many times the producers did not secure the music rights for the DVD edition (because in the 80's, nobody knew DVDs were coming, right?). So it is all a contractual matter and most "cheaper" films with more restrictive contracts suffer from this (why... Read More
Sep 18, 2007 by Paulo Leite |  See all 5 posts
Audio track
the oringal audio track is available on the uk blu ray version. 2012 you will have to have a all region blu ray player to watch it though.
Oct 25, 2012 by Michael Dobey |  See all 2 posts
The Burning DVD
I'm wondering the same thing.
Jul 27, 2007 by M. |  See all 2 posts
I BELIEVE neither of the R1 DVDs contain the original soundtrack, from what I've seen posted here, but hopefully someone can give you a more concrete answer than that. I'd like to buy the collector's edition, but not if it's been "butchered" 'Tour Of Duty' style! :(
Aug 9, 2009 by Banjo |  See all 12 posts
oringinal soundtrack is available in uk version. Be the first to reply
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