Bachelor Party: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, August 12, 2003
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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.
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 eternally wonderful plump chick & foil, and a collection of the most obviously talented comedy sidekicks ever invented...
And then the soundtrack was quickly released by I.R.S. Records and promptly vanished.
Here it is almost twenty years later and a record label named "Superfecta" has re-released the wonderful soundtrack, but it falls short. I'll explain why later 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, 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, Danny used to have fun!
3. Jools Holland's "Crazy Over You" is another quick rocker but this also has the distinction of being a song from another artist who was in another influential band - the English ska/rock/pseudo-pop group Squeeze.
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This movie inspired director Kevin Smith in Clerks II to have a erotic donkey scene...yikes.
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Fun CD with my favorite song being Alley Oop by the fabulous Darlene Love. She is the voice of Rock and Roll and her career has lasted over fifty years.Published on March 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I Real like the C.D. Alot i Love Adrian zmed singing it is Great . I Want More of it ok.