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Subject: Tribute CD to 80's Films!
Written By: Baltimore on 02/03/05 at 5:57 am
My google-bot found this board and I love it. I run a little record label in New York and we're releasing tribute CD later this year called HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (A tribute to those great 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s films!). The tribute will feature prominent singer/songwriters, and bands covering songs that have appeared in popular 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s films such as; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, Valley Girl, Breakfast Club, Ferris BuellerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day Off, Pump Up The Volume, Repo Man, and more. Here's the song list:
Song / Original Artist / Film in which Song Appeared
01. Pretty in Pink / The Psychedelic Furs / Pretty in Pink
02. Million Miles Away / The Plimsouls / Valley Girl
03. Repo Man / Iggy Pop / Repo Man
04. SomebodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Baby / Jackson Browne / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
05. I Melt With You / Modern English / Valley Girl
06. In Your Eyes / Peter Gabriel / Say Anything
07. American Girl / Tom Petty / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
08. Turning Japanese / The Vapors / Sixteen Candles
09. We Got The Beat / The Go-GoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
10. Weird Science / Oingo Boingo / Weird Science
11. Love My Way / The Psychedelic Furs / Valley Girl
12. Within Your Reach / The Replacements / Say Anything
13. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t You (Forget About Me) / The Simple Minds / Breakfast Club
14. Danke Schoen / Wayne Newton / Ferris BuellerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day Off
15. Bring On The Dancing Horses / Echo & The Bunnymen / Pretty in Pink
16. Wave of Mutilation (U.K. Surf) / The Pixies / Pump Up The Volume
17. Moving in Stereo / The Cars / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
If anyone is interested in knowing more just let me know. Thanks for letting me post.
Subject: Re: Tribute CD to 80's Films!
Written By: Baltimore on 02/13/05 at 8:32 am
Just posting an update:
KRISTIN HERSH TO COVER THE PIXIES - WAVE OF MUTILATION!
Huntington, NY - AMERICAN LAUNDROMAT RECORDS (ALR) and FACE DOWN RECORDS (FDR) has announced that Indie Rock Goddess, Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave) will cover The Pixies 'Wave of Mutilation' for their upcoming tribute record 'HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (a tribute to those great 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s films!)'.
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION will feature prominent singer/songwriters, and bands covering songs that have appeared in popular 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s films such as; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, Valley Girl, Breakfast Club, Ferris BuellerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day Off, Repo Man, etc. The tentative release date is September 15, 2005, and ALR and FDR will be announcing the artists over the next several weeks in press releases. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a really strong buzz generating about this recordÃ¢â‚¬Â says Mick Chorba, FDR president, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our forums have been getting a lot of action, and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re receiving emails and phone calls every week from college radio and press about the tribute CDÃ¢â‚¬Â.
'Wave of Mutilation' appeared in the Christian Slater cult film Ã¢â‚¬ËœPump Up The VolumeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We wanted someone who could take this song and make it their own. Kristin was the first and only person we considered covering itÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â says ALR founder and president, Joe Spadaro Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Kristin is a rare, exceptional talent. Sean, Mick, and myself are all huge fans, and we're excited to have her be a part of this projectÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Side note: I am aware that technically 'Pump Up The Volume' came out in 1990 but essentially I consider it an 80's film because:
1. The screenplay was written in the 80's
2. The film was produced and filmed in the 80's
3. The music featured was from the 80's.
Okay now back to the news....
Kristin Hersh is best known for Throwing Muses, one of the quietly great college bands from the 1980s. Throwing Muses was formed in 1983 by Kristin and her half-sister Tanya Donelly with a few friends from high school. In 1986 the group's debut album was put out by the prestigious British label 4AD; Throwing Muses was the first American band to be released on that label, The Pixies would soon follow. In 1992 Donelly left to play with the Breeders and ultimately form Belly. Kristin continued on with the Muses releasing critically acclaimed records full of intensity and smart songwriting, while also putting out solo records and touring extensively. Throwing Muses officially broke up in 1997, but Kristin's solo career continued to blossom and evolve. In 2003, looking to reunite with her electric guitar and a band, Kristin formed 50 Foot Wave with former Throwing Muses bassist Bernard Georges, and drummer Rob Ahlers. 50 Foot Wave is propelled by the racecar engine of Kristin's guitar and her explosive, feral vocals. Bernard's bass, as always, is a muscle, undulating through Kristin's wall of sound. Ahlers drumming is ferocious and unbridled, at once supporting and keeping pace with Kristin's driving and relentless sound. The trio are tight and powerful, creating music that is precise, emotional and seemingly on the edge of control. They released their first record in 2004 and toured extensively to support it, ending the year opening the Pixies midnight show at The Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
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