Airheads Airheads (Fox) 1994

1. "Born to Raise Hell" -Motorhead with Ice-T and Whitfield Crane (4:56)
2. "I'm the One" -4 Non Blondes (3:56)
3. "Feed the Gods" -White Zombie (4:05)
4. "No Way Out" -DGeneration (4:26)
5. "Bastardizing Jellykit" -Primus (4:09)
6. "London" -Anthrax (2:40)
7. "Can't Give In" -Candlebox (3:15)
8. "Curious George Blues" -Dig (4:00)
9. "Inheritance" -Prong (2:10)
10. "Degenerated" -The Lone Rangers (3:52)
11. "I'll Talk My Way Out of It" -Stuttering John (3:39)
12. "Fuel" -Stick (4:57)
13. "We Want the Airwaves" -The Ramones (3:20)

I held out for years to find a used, cheap copy of this. After all, the only songs I was really interested in was Anthrax's cover of the Smiths "London" and Motorhead's "Born to Raise Hell" with Ice-T and Whitfield Crane. Upon purchasing this $3.99 disc, I'm glad I didn't spend to much money on it. Anthrax's contribution absolutely shreds but the rest bites! 4 Non Blondes totally annihilate the Van Halen track "I'm the One." I mean, this is the WORST cover song I have ever heard. Seriously, they must have taken some serious doses of suck pills before recording this song. Unfortunately most of the rest is uninteresting to me as well. Even the mighty Motorhead track is annoying with Ice-T overdubbed into the song. I assumed that this would be a re-recorded track, but it sounds like the album version with additional vocals added. The Ramones track is halfway cool but a little commercial for them.

Arnageddon Soundtrack Armageddon - The Album (Columbia)

1. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" -Aerosmith (4:59)
2. "Remember Me" -Journey (5:29)
3. "What Kind of Love Are You On" -Aerosmith (3:16)
4. "La Grange" -ZZ Top (3:35)  
5 . "Roll Me Away" -Bob Seger (4:38)
6. "When the Rainbow Comes" -Shawn Colvin (4:21)
7. "Sweet Emotion" -Aerosmith(5:10)
8. "Mister Big Time" -Bon Jovi (2:48)
9. "Come Together" -Aerosmith(3:45)
10. "Wish I Were You" -Patty Smyth (3:49)  
11. "Starseed" -Our Lady Peace (4:20)  
12. "Leaving on a Jet Plane" -Chantal Kreviazuk (4:41)  
13. "Theme from Armageddon" [instrumental] -Tevor Rabin (3:08)
14. "Animal Crackers" -Aerosmith (2:36)

A blockbuster movie only deserves the best, so why not give 'em Aerosmith! It's the only reason to own this disc. The presense of ex-Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is cool and shows the diversity of his talent. Gotta admit I also like the ZZ Top and Bob Segar cuts, but other than that, well it's a good thing that cd players are programmable. Either that or you can just let the disc play through to track nine and tolerate Journey and Bon Jovi, then stop the disc before the really bad stuff begins.

Beavis & Butthead Beavis and Butt-Head Experience (Geffen) 1993

1. "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" -Nirvana (4:02)
2. "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" -Anthrax (7:43)
3. "Come to Butt-Head" -Beavis and Butt-Head Experience (3:51)
4. "99 Ways to Die" -Megadeth (4:11)
5. "Bounce" -Run DMC (6:48)
6. "Deuces Are Wild" -Aerosmith (3:50)
7. "I Am Hell" -White Zombie (5:01)
8. "Peotry and Prose" -Primus (3:48)
9. "Monsta Mack" - Sir Mix-A-Lot (4:04)
10. "Search and Destroy" -Red Hot Chili Peppers (4:12)
11. "Mental *@%#!" -Jackyl (2:38)
12. "I Got You Babe/Come to Butt-Head Reprise" -Cher with Beavis and Butt-Head (9:22)

I'm not sure if this is just a compilation or a soundtrack to a Beavis & Butthead movie. There is only one word to describe this CD as a whole - awful! However there are a handful of good songs though the songs I am most interested in have all been released on other albums. While the skits in between songs are all very funny, as are the run-ins with Anthrax & Run DMC, I really one want to hear the music. Favorite tracks include "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" by Anthrax, "Deuces Are Wild" as written and performed by Jim Vallance along with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and "99 Ways to Die" by Megadeth. The Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of the Stooges classic sucks! I'm not a big rap fan so I don't really care much for the Run DMC or Sir Mix-A-Lot tracks either. Nirvana's contribution, "I Hate Myself and Want to Die", is ironically one of the last songs released before Kurt Cobain's suicide. My main interest in is this album was almost solely the Anthrax track that is not available on any other disc. The bad thing about this song is that the first five minutes is actually just a dialog between Anthrax and Beavis and Butthead on their tour bus. The music itself is a bizarre rap-metal thing that sounds nothing like Anthrax. That's why I waited to find a cheap copy. I basically paid $1.99 for the one Anthrax song I didn't have.

Bill "& Ted's Bogus Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey (Interscope Records) 1991

1. "Shout It Out" - Slaughter (4:19)
2. "Battle Stations" - Winger (4:00)
3. "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" - Kiss (5:22)
4. "Drinking Again" - Neverland (4:54)
5. "Dream Of A New Day" - Richie Kotzen (3:17)
6. "The Reaper" - Steve Vai (3:18)
7. "The Perfect Crime" - Faith No More (4:23)
8. "Go To Hell" - Megadeth (4:35)
9. "Tommy The Cat" - Primus (4:14)
10. "Junior's Gone Wild" - King's X (3:08)
11. "Showdown" - Love On Ice (6:18)
12. "The Reaper Rap" - Steve Vai (4:27)

Several good unreleased tracks on this one, including Slaughter's "Shout It Out" King's X "Junior's Gone WIld" and Megadeth's "Go To Hell". Most reviews I have read had nothing but bad things to say about Kiss' contribution, but I like it. It's an excellent rock 'n' roll anthem. I am really not sure what everyone hates about it. In anycase, the entire disc is actually quite listenable, which is unusual for a soundtrack, at least for me. Even the songs by Winger and Primus are bearable. Steve Vai's two instrumentals are quite good as well, although I am not a huge fan of the who shred-o-matic school of instrumentals. "The Reaper Rap" features voice overs by Bill & Ted, the Wild Stallions.

Bordello of Blood Bordello of Blood (Mercury) 1996

1. "Bordello of Blood" -Anthrax (4:12)
2. "This is Not a Love Song" -Kerbdog (2:25)
3. "All Right Now" -Free (5:32)
4. "Jailbreak" -Thin Lizzy (3:59)
5. "Ballroom Blitz" -Sweet (4:02)
6. "Deuce" -Red Kross (3:12)
7. "Still Loving You" -Scorpions (6:26)
8. "30 Days in the Hole" -Humble Pie (3:56)
9. "Love's Got Me Doin' Time" -Cinderella (5:16)
10 ."From the Underworld" The Herd (featuring Peter Frampton) (3:16)

The problem with most soundtrack albums for me is that there are usually only one or two songs that I am interested in. If I compiled all my favorite songs from all my soundtrack albums, I would have one or two killer discs, rather than 20 average discs. "Bordello of Blood" is no different. My soul purpose in wanting this disc is for the excellent title cut by Anthrax. Of course I also like the cuts by Thin Lizzy, Scorpions and Cinderella but I already have all these songs on other discs. A few other highlights on this disc are Red Kross' glam rock cover of Kiss' "Duece" (a song that has also been covered by Bathory, Overkill, and Lenny Kravitz) and Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz" (which has been covered by Krokus, Nuclear Assault, and The Surf Punks). It's also nice to have a full-length version of Free's "All Right Now" on CD.

Buffy Buffy the Vampire Slayer Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Columbia) 1992

1.   "Keep It Comin' (Dance Till You Can't Dance No More)" - C+C Music Factory (3:58)
2.   "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" - Dream Warriors (4:31)
3.   "Silent City" - Matthew Sweet (2:51)
4.   "We Close Our Eyes" -Susanna Hoffs (3:54)
5.   "Little Heaven" -Toad the Wet Sprocket  (4:27)
6.   "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" -diVINYLS (4:32)
7.   "Party with the Animals" -Ozzy Osbourne (4:18)
8.   "Zap City" -The Cult (5:14)
9.   "I Fought the Law" - Mary's Danish (3:19)
10. "Light Comes Out of Black" -Rob Halford and Pantera (4:59)

I popped this CD into my car deck and this is basically how it went; Track 1, some rap song. .30 into the song, SKIP. Track 2, .10 seconds, Skip, Track 3, the first rock song on the soundtrack. I went almost a minute into this one before, skip. Track 4, an Oingo Boingo cover song, .20 seconds, skip. Track 5, .20 seconds, skip. Track 6. "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore". Hey this one starts off decent enough, almost having a bit of a mellow AC/DC meets The Runaways vibe. This is another cover song. Originally recorded by The Rascals (I think.), the song was later recorded by Angel, which is the version I am most familiar with. I let this one play through but probably won't revisit it much. Hey, at least I didn't hit the skip button. Track 7. "Party with the Animals" FINALLY! A killer heavy metal track from Sir Ozzy with Zakk Wylde on guitar! Track 8. The Cult! Good song. Sounds like it could have been recorded for "Electric". Could we be on a roll? Track 9. Mary's Danish. Who? Another cover. A pop-punk cover of "I Fought the Law". Not a bad track. I let it play through but it's not really my thing. The final song on the soundtrack is a collaboration of Rob Halford and Pantera and is the other standout track on the album. "Light Comes Out Of Black" simply kicks butt. This song, as well as the Ozzy and The Cult tracks, will be taken off the CD and added to my iPod. Overall, not a solid soundtrack, but contains a few gems and is worth picking up if you can find it real cheap.

Detroit Rock City Detroit Rock City (Mercury)

 1. "Boys Are Back in Town" -Everclear (4:05)
 2. "Shout It out Loud" -Kiss (2:47)
 3. "Runnin' with the Devil" -Van Halen (3:34)
 4. "Cat Scratch Fever" -Pantera (3:48)
 5. "Iron Man" -Black Sabbath (5:54)
 6. "Highway to Hell" -AC/DC (3:46)
 7. "20th Century Boy" -Drain (4:28)
 8. "Detroit Rock City" -Kiss (3:35)
 9. " Jailbreak" -Thin Lizzy (4:00)
 10. "Surrender" [live] -Cheap Trick (4:22)
 11. "Rebel Rebel" -David Bowie (4:25)
 12. "Strutter" -The Donnas (2:57)
 13. "School Days" -The Runaways (2:51)
 14. "Little Willy" -Sweet (3:10)
 15. "Nothing Can Keep Me from You" -Kiss (4:04)

This movie was funny, as well as a trip back to when I was a kid. Kiss ruled my world in the 70's. The best songs on the disc are the original classic rock songs: "Running with the Devil," "Iron Man," "Jailbreak," "Surrender," "Rebel Rebel," "Little Willy" and, of course the Kiss tracks "Shout It out Loud" and the title track. Unfortunately most of the covers fall flat, with the exception of Pantera's cover of Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever." The Donnas do a decent version of "Strutter." Everclear shows us how much they SUCK by totally hacking to pieces a classic, Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town." Marilyn Manson covering AC/DC speaks for itself. How the heck did that guy ever get a record contract? I wish this disc would have just included the originals as most of the covers suck. To be quite honest, however, the reason I picked up this disc is because it included an unreleased Kiss song "Nothing Can Keep Me from You". The song was originally recorded for "Psycho Circus" but was left off for obvious reasons. Despite the fact that I am a huge Kiss fan, and am about to commit blasphemy, this song sucks! It's a sappy ballad with orchestration. I know, now I will have to be hung, drawn, and quartered.

Hellraiser Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (Victory) 1992

   1. "Hellraiser" - Motorhead (4:32)
   2. "Go with Me" - Ten Inch Men (3:23)
   3. "What Girls Want" -  Material Issue (3:56)
   4. "I Feel Like Steve" - Electric Love Hogs (5:03)
   5. "Troublemaker" - Triumph (4:06)
   6. "Ooh La La" - KMFDM (4:01)
   7. "Baby Universal" -  Tin Machine (3:17)
   8. "Divine Thing" -  The Soup Dragons (3:51)
   9. "Down, Down, Down" - House of Lords (4:49)
  10."Hell on Earth" - Motorhead (3:59)
  11. "Waltzing with a Jaguar" - Chainsaw Kittens (2:38)

The "Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth" soundtrack is essential for two reasons; on being, "Hell on Earth" by Motorhead a song that is exclusive to this compilation. This slow, doomy song is led by Lemmy's bulldozer bass sound and is very similar in sound and style to "Orgasmatron". Of course, "Hellraiser" is a classic Motorhead song as well, though it was also released on the "March or Die" album. The other reason to own this soundtrack is the melodic hard rocker "Down, Down, Down" by House of Lords which is one of the band's more memorable songs. Unfortunately the songs sounds slightly dated with the slick production and keyboards. Still a cool song. Surprisingly, the Triumph songs, "Troublemaker" isn't bad either. By this point in Triumph's history, guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett had long since left, taking much of the band's charisma with him. Despite his abscense "Troublemaker" is a great, upbeat, heavy metal romp. The rest of the compilation really doesn't do much for me, being made up of mostly 90's alternative rock fodder. "Baby Universal" by Tin Machine is particularly annoying.

Iron Eagle Iron Eagle [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Capitol) 1985

1.   One Vision - Queen (4:03)
2.   Iron Eagle (Never Say Die) - King Kobra (3:34)
3.   These Are The Good Times - Eric Martin (3:48)
4.   Maniac House - Katrina & The Waves (4:55)
5.   Intense - George Clinton (4:43)
6.   Hide In The Rainbow - Dio (3:58)
7.   It's Too Late - Helix (3:09)
8.   Road Of The Gypsy - Adrenalin (4:29)
9.   Love Can Make You Cry - Urgent (4:21)
10. This Raging Fire - John Butcher Axis (4:10)

When I think of the Iron Eagle soundtrack one song immediately comes to mind, "Hide the Rainbow" by Dio. It's a fantastic song by Dio and really could have been included on either of the first two Dio records. It's also the heaviest and best song on this soundtrack. However, there are a couple other worthy songs included here as well. Queen's "One Vision" is a fun song that mixes hard rock with some latin style beats. Queen were always mixing and experimenting with their sound, some successfully, some not so-successful. "One Vision" was one of the more successful experiments in sound. The other standout track is Helix "It's Too Late", a fun pop-metal number with a crunchy guitar riff and a sing-along chorus. "Maniac House" by Katrina & The Waves is also a decent song. It's a fun, blues-based, rock and roll number. The King Kobra song is a bit disappointing, sounding like something by Toto or one of those cheesy Rocky songs. Remember songs like "Hearts on Fire" by John Cafferty or "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor? Most of the rest of the soundtrack is rather unremarkable. 

Last Action Hero Last Action Hero (Columbia)

1. "Big Gun" -AC/DC (4:22)
2. "What the Hell Have I" -Alice in Chains (3:56)
3. "Angry Again" -Megadeth (3:46)
4. "Real World" -Queensryche (4:21)
5. "Two Steps Behind" -Def Leppard (4:18)
6. "Poison My Eyes" -Anthrax (7:03)
7. "Dream On" -live orchestral version -Aerosmith
8. "A Little Better" -Alice in Chains (3:52)
9. "Cock the Hammer" -Cypress Hill (4:10)
10. "Swim" -Fishbone (4:12)
11. "Last Action Hero" -Tesla (5:44)
12. "Jack and the Ripper" [instrumental] Michael Kamen & the Los Angeles Rock & Roll Ensemble w/ Buckethead (3:45)

The movie for this soundtrack bombed. The soundtrack, however, sold rather well. It's actually a very good disc with a wealth of unreleased songs from some excellent artists. Favorite tracks are "Poison My Eyes" by Anthrax, "Angry Again" by Megadeth, "Big Gun" by AC/DC and, of course, the live version of Aerosmith's "Dream On." Biggest disappointment is the Queensryche ballad "Real World."

Less Than Zero Less Than Zero Soundtrack (Columbia) 1987

1. "Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" -Aerosmith (2:56)
2. "Life Fades Away" -Ray Orbison (3:42)
3. "Rock and Roll All Nite" -Poison (3:37)
4. "Going Back to Cali" -L.L. Cool J (4:10)
5. "You & Me" -Glen Danzig and the Power and Fury Orchestra (3:36)
6. "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida" -Slayer
7. "Bring the Noise" -Public Enemy (3:45)
8. "Are You My Woman?" -The Black Flames (3:06)
9. "She's Lost You" -Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (2:58)
10. "How to Love Again (duet w/ Alyson Williams)" -Oran "Juice" Jones (4:42)
11. "Hazy Shade of Winter" -Bangles (2:47)

Well it's has Slayer performing "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida" and Aerosmith performing "Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu." These two songs alone are enough for me to own this disc. Not much else that interests me. I kind of dig the Public Enemy tune though. Poison somehow manage to make one of the all time greatest rock n roll anthems ("Rock and Roll All Nite") sound light and wimpy.

Navy Seals Navy Seals: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Atlantic) 1990

1.   Strike Like Lightning - Mr. Big (3:22)
2.   The Boys Are Back in Town - Bon Jovi (4:01)
3.   Hardline - Richie Havens (3:50)
4.   Shadows  - Mr. Big (3:32)
5.   The Dragon - Gowan (5:14)
6.   Hangin' on My Hip - Lou Gramm (3:30)
7. I   Don't Want to Say Goodnight - Planet 3 (3:53)
8.   Wounded Warrior  - Vicki Thomas (4:40)
9.   Tempt Me (If You Want To) - Lisa Hartman (4:11)
10. Try Listen - Blue Rodeo (4:02)

This soundtrack is noteworthy because it has two exclusive songs from Mr. Big, both of which are fantastic. There is also Bon Jovi covering the Thin Lizzy classic "The Boys Are Back In Town", plus a sleeper from ex-Foreigner mainman Lou Gramm. The rest of it is pretty forgettable.

Nightmare 5 Nightmare On Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child Soundtrack (Jive) 1989

1.   Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Bruce Dickinson (5:04)
2.   Heaven In The Back Seat - Romeo's Daughter (3:58)
3.   Savage - W.A.S.P. (3:29)
4.   Can't Take The Hurt - Mammoth (4:23)
5.   What Do You Know About Rock 'n' Roll - Slave Raider (3:35)
6.   Any Way I Gotta Swing It - Whodini (4:31)
7.   Now I Lay Me Down - Samantha Fox (4:20)
8.   Let's Go - Kool Moe Dee (5:26)
9.   Word Up Doc - Doctor Ice (3:24)
10. Livin' In The Jungle - Schoolly-D (3:36)

"A Nightmare On Elm Street 5" soundtrack can basically be broken down into two album sides. The first side was essentially all hard rock and heavy metal while side two of the LP was essentially all rap and hip-hop. The lead-off track is a solo track by Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson and features ex-Gillan guitarist Janick Gers, who also went on to join Iron Maiden. This song is a classic and was later re-recorded by Iron Maiden and went on to be a #1 single in the UK. Mammoth also features an ex-Gillan member, bassist John McCoy. Their contribution to this soundtrack is much more slick and radio friendly than Gillan ever was, but is still a fun hard rock song. W.A.S.P.'s contribution is a vicious metal song titled "Savage". This song was exclusive to this album until it was later added as a bonus track to the CD re-release of "The Last Command". Romeo's Daughter offers the weakest track on the rock side of the record. This keyboard saturated 80's pop rocker is catchy but sounds rather weak surrounded by W.A.S.P. and Dickinson. Slave Raider finish of the rock side with a strong, fun rocker. It's a shame that this band didn't gain a bit more notoriety. Essentially the rest of the CD is non-essential to me, though I did enjoy the "Livin' in the Jungle" by Philadelphia rapper Schoolly-D. 

Rock Star Rock Star - Music from the Motion Picture (Warner Bros.) 2001

1. "Rock Star" - Everclear (3:30)
2. "Livin' the Life" - Steel Dragon (3:14)
3. "Wild Side" - Mötley Crüe (4:34)
4. "We All Die Young"- Steel Dragon (4:01)
5. "Blood Pollution"- Steel Dragon (3:59)
6.  "Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi (4:08)
7.  "Stand Up" - Steel Dragon (4:18)
8. "Stranglehold" -Ted Nugent (8:23)
9. "Wasted Generation"- Steel Dragon (2:54)
10. "Lick It Up" - Kiss (3:56)
11. "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll"- Steel Dragon (3:27)
12. "Devil Inside" - INXS (5:13)
13. "Colorful" - The Verve Pipe (4:25)
14. "Gotta Have It" [instrumental] -Trevor Rabin (2:57)

"Rock Star" is a 2001 American drama film starring Mark Wahlberg (formerly known as Marky Mark) and Jennifer Aniston (of "Friends" fame) and directed by Stephen Herek. The movie tells the story of Chris "Izzy" Cole and his eventual position as the lead vocalist for his favorite band, the fictional heavy metal band called Steel Dragon. The story was inspired by the real-life story Tim "Ripper" Owens and how he gained his position as the lead vocalist for Judas Priest. Originally titled "Metal God", the "Ripper" story was given a lot of Hollywood twists and moved far away from the original, true story. However, I still quite enjoyed the movie and the music included, despite a lame ending to the story. (Izzy moved to Seattle and become and acoustic, coffee-house, grunge band. GAK!)

Steel Dragon is made up of bassist Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken, Dio, current Foreigner), guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy Osbourne), actor Dominic West, and drummer Jason Bonham (the son of the late drummer for Led Zeppelin, John Bonham). the singing voice for Mark Wahlberg's character was Steelheart frontman Miljenko Matijevic. Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey, among others) provided the voice of the band's original singer whom Wahlberg's character replaced.

As for the soundtrack itself, it's not a bad listen. The skip button become essential to move past track one to the meat of the album. (The Everclear song sucks and doesn't fit at all with the rest of the soundtrack.) Some of the best songs here are the Steel Dragon songs that were written and/or recorded specifically for this movie by the band put together for the film. "Livin' the Life" was written by Steve Plunkett (Autograph). "We All Die You" is actually a Steelheart cover from their 1996 album "Wait".  "Blood Polution", with it's Spinal Tap song title, was written by Marilyn Manson's Twiggy Rimirez. Too bad Manson's music isn't like this.  "Stand Up" was written by Sammy Hagar and is the signature song from Steel Dragon. The song features a slow, plodding riff brought to life by Zakk Wylde's insanely heavy guitar tone. "Wasted Generation" is a Desmond Child composition. Of course Child has written or co-written with some of the biggest band's of the 80's. Of course "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" is a cover of the Rainbow classic song. "Colorful" is the acoustic song from the end of the movie, and is a slow acoustic track. It's actually not a bad song. The soundtrack ends with a funky Travor Rabin (Yes) instrumental titled "Gotta Have It".

It's a shame that some great songs were left off this soundtrack, including "Are You Ready" by AC/DC, "Lets Get Rocked" or "Rock til You Drop" by Def Leppard, "Chateau Lefitte '59 Boogie" by Foghat, and Steel Dragon's "Reckless" (actually a cover of Phoenix Down).

Shocker Shocker-No More Mr. Nice Guys-The Music (Univeral) 1989

1. "Shocker" - The Dudes of Wrath featuring Paul Stanley (3:58)
2. "Love Temptation" - Iggy Pop (4:22)
3. "No More Mr. Nice Guy" - Megadeth (3:02)
4. "Sword and Stone" - Bonfire (3:57)
5. "Timeless Love" - Saraya (4:08)
6. "Shockdance" - The Dudes of Wrath featuring Alice Cooper (4:31)
7. "Demon Bell" - Dangerous Toys (3:56)
8. "The Awakening" -Voodoo X (6:02)
9. "Different Breed" - Dead On (3:48)
10. "Shocker" [Reprise] - The Dudes of Wrath (3:48)

Other than Megadeth's smokin' cover of "No More Mr. Nice Guy" I hadn't heard anything else from this soundtrack. Most soundtracks are hit or miss from song to song. "Shocker" is actually a pretty solid CD from beginning to end, save for the sappy balled by Saraya called "Timeless Love". Iggy Pop's performance is a bit uneven, although it's not so bad that I don't enjoy the song. The best track here is without a doubt Dangerous Toys "Demon Bell". This song was my main motivation for owning this CD, especially since the Megadeth cut has been released elsewhere. The Dead On track was surprisingly good too. Had never even heard of this band before. The Dudes of Wrath are nothing more than a group of musicians put together by Desmond Child, who is a very well known song writer. His signature is on most of these songs.

Strangeland Strangeland Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1998

1."Inconclusion" - Dee Snider (4:16)
2."Breathe" - Sevendust (3:18)
3."A Secret Place" - Megadeth (5:30)
4."Where You Come From" - Pantera (5:10)
5."P & V" - Anthrax (3:14)
6."Absent" - Snot (4:53)
7."Street Justice" - dayinthelife (3:50)
8."Not Living" - Coal Chamber (3:51)
9."In League" - Bile (5:10)
10."Sweet Tooth" - Marilyn Manson (5:03)
11."Eye for an Eye" - Soulfly (3:36)
12."Serpent Boy" [Radio Edit] - (HED)P.E. (3:25)
13."Awake" - The Clay People (3:30)
14."Marmalade" - System Of A Down (3:01)
15."I'm the Man" - Nashville Pussy (2:16)
16."Captain Howdy - Crisis (3:41)
17."Heroes Are Hard to Find" - Twisted Sister (5:01)

Since Dee Snider wrote and starred in the 1998 horror movie Strangeland, I kind of assumed that the soundtrack to his movie would be full of killer heavy metal. What is surprising is that much of this stuff is crappy, so-called nu-metal making the disc a somewhat mixed affair for me. Essential are the new tracks by Dee Snider and a re-formed Twisted Sister ("Heroes Are Hard to Find"). The Twisted Sister track was written by the Desperado writing team of Snider & Tormé. Both of these tracks are excellent, and my sole reason for owning this disc. There are also two Twisted Sister covers; dayinthelife's cover of "Street Justice" and Crisis doing "Captain Howdy," both of which suck royally. I certainly could have lived without Marilyn Manson, The Clay People, Nashville Pussy and other such garbage. The Megadeth, Anthrax and Pantera tracks are all good, but have all been released before. With most soundtracks the skip button is a necessity but on this cd, I just program my cd player to play tracks 1 and 17.

Trick Or Treat Trick or Treat-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring Fastway (Columbia) 1987

1. "Trick or Treat" (2:47)
2. "After Midnight" (3:39)
3. "Don't Stop the Fight" (4:21)
4. "Stand Up" (4:04)
5. "Tear Down the Walls" (2:07)
6. "Get Tough" (3:30)
7. "Hold On To The Night" (3:22)
8. "Heft" (5:20)
9. "If You Could See" (4:36)

see Fastway for review.

Wayne's World Wayne's World Soundtrack (Reprise) 1992

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen  (5:58)
Hot And Bothered - Cinderella (4:17)
Rock Candy - Bulletboys (5:04)
Dream Weaver - Gary Wright (4:26)
Sikamikanico - Red Hot Chili Peppers (3:26)
Time Machine - Black Sabbath (4:19)
Wayne's World Theme - Wayne & Garth (5:14)
Ballroom Blitz - Tia Carrere (3:30)
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix (3:19)
Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper (4:46)
Ride With Yourself - Rhino Bucket (3:15)
Loving Your Lovin' - Eric Clapton (3:55)
Why You Wanna Break My Heart - Tia Carrere (3:33)

"Wayne's World" was a movie that came about from a Saturday Night Live skit. It netted two hit movies and two hit soundtracks, both with some exclusive tracks, as well as some classic rock favorites. This one starts off with the iconic "Bohemian Rhapsody". This song helped revive Queen's popularity with a whole new generation of fans becoming fans through the movie. The Bulletboys cover of Montrose "Rock Candy". is catchy but about as goofy as hair metal gets. Put it up with "Pour Some Sugar On Me" for the cheese factor. Perhaps the best song on this compilation is Black Sabbath's "Time Machine" with Ronnie James Dio behind the mic. This songs is heavy! This is a slightly different version of the song than the version that was recorded for "Dehumanizer", including a brighter overall feel and slightly different lyrics. Other standout cuts are "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper and the AC/DC-ish "Ride With Youself" by Rhino Bucket

Wayne's World 2 Wayne's World 2 Soundtrack

1. "Louie, Louie" -Robert Plant (2:54)  
2. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" [live] -Aerosmith (5:05)  
3. "Idiot Summer" -Gin Blossoms (4:13)
4. "Superstar" -Superfan (3:53)  
5. "I Love Rock & Roll" -Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (2:57)  
6. "Spirit in the Sky" -Norman Greenbaum (4:02)  
7. "Out There" -Dinosaur Jr (5:55)  
8. "Mary's House" -4 Non Blondes (4:04)  
9. "Radar Love" -Goldern Earring (5:05)  
10. "Can't Get Enough" -Bad Company (4:15)  
11. "Frankenstein" -Edgar Winter (4:43)
12. "Shut up and Dance" [live] -Aerosmith (4:49)
13. "Y.M.C.A." -Village People (3:45)

I picked up this disc used for under $5 for the inclusion of the two live Aerosmith cuts. The Robert Plant version of "Louie, Louie" is cool as well. Other than that I just don't care much. Someday I'm going to make a cdr compilation of Aerosmith tracks off all the different compilations and soundtracks and have one killer b-side collection.

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