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High School Reunion - A Tribute To Those Great 80's Films! Explicit Lyrics

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"One of the finest tribute records ever amassed! Let this serve as a blueprint for all future tribute sets" John D. Luerssen (All Music Guide) High School Reunion is an outstanding 20-song compilation featuring indie-rockers Frank Black (PIXIES), Matthew Sweet, John P. Strohm (Blake Babies/Lemonheads), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave), Lori McKenna, The Caulfield Sisters, The Dresden Dolls and so many more covering tracks from some of those hilarious 80's teen films. Pretty in Pink, Valley Girl, Some Kind of Wonderful, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything... they're all being tributed on this excellent CD. Highly recommended for any music fan!

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With an idea so choice it's surprising no one else had thought of it sooner, High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80s Films! is one of the finest tribute records ever amassed. Paying homage to the music that characterized beloved films from the Reagan administration, national artists like Matthew Sweet and Frank Black do the impossible by rivaling the goodness of original versions of Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Iggy Pop's "Repo Man." Elsewhere, Kristin Hersh does an intriguing read on Black's own Pixies staple "Wave of Mutilation," although the Dresden Dolls' chaotic rendering of "Pretty in Pink" has trouble measuring up. Diamonds in the rough, from regional New England outfits like the Commons (covering the Cars' "Moving in Stereo") and Bastards of Melody (serving up a tender take on the Replacements' "Within Your Reach") also stand out among the 20 tracks compiled here. Let this serve as a blueprint for all future tribute sets. Nicely done. --All Music Guide

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Somebody's Baby - John P. Strohm
  2. A Million Miles Away - Dipsomaniacs
  3. American Girl - Matthew Sweet
  4. Turning Japanese - Blank Pages
  5. Weird Science - The Bennies
  6. Don't You (Forget About Me) - AM
  7. In Your Eyes - Lori McKenna
  8. If You Were Here - Kitty Hawk
  9. Little Bitch - Nova Social
  10. Love My Way - The Modifiers
  11. Bring on the Dancing Horses - The Atomic Hep Cats
  12. Moving In Stereo - The Commons
  13. Pretty In Pink - The Dresden Dolls
  14. Wave Of Mutilation - Kristin Hersh
  15. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Caulfield Sisters
  16. I Melt With You - Underdog
  17. Danke Schoen - The Wading Girl
  18. Repo Man - Frank Black
  19. I Go Crazy - PC Munoz
  20. Within Your Reach - Bastards of Melody


Product details

  • Audio CD (December 15, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: December 15, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: American Laundromat Records
  • ASIN: B000CC3PJO
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,602 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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