The Return Of The Living Dead (1985 Film) Soundtrack
|New from||Used from|
Audio, Cassette, Soundtrack, November 22, 1991
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Genre: Soundtracks & Scores
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 1-JAN-2002
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 on March 28, 2014 by Stargate310
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 sleepingPublished on September 15, 2013 by Bryan Scott Mcguire
This is on of the ultimate 80's punk compilations every, it has a wide range of bands that play some really good songsPublished on March 14, 2013 by Jeffrey A Wimer
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
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- CDs & Vinyl > Alternative Rock > American Alternative
- CDs & Vinyl > Alternative Rock > Goth & Industrial > Goth
- CDs & Vinyl > Alternative Rock > Hardcore & Punk > Hardcore
- CDs & Vinyl > Alternative Rock > Hardcore & Punk > Punk
- CDs & Vinyl > Alternative Rock > New Wave & Post-Punk > Post-Punk
- CDs & Vinyl > Metal
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Adult Alternative
- CDs & Vinyl > Rock
- CDs & Vinyl > Soundtracks > Movie Soundtracks