KMA1811 Wayne’s World OMPS

We all love Wayne’s World, right? Schwing!

This soundtrack CD is tons of fun. First off, of course, is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. I don’t need to tell you anything about this track, or about the role it plays in one of the film’s most classic scenes.

Cinderella get their full AC/DC on with Hot And Bothered (I had to check and make sure this wasn’t an AC/DC cover!). Then it’s the Bulletboys’ Rock Candy, which rocks hard in that 80s way, but it plods along a bit, for me. Sometimes slow and bluesy works, and sometimes it doesn’t… here, I can probably leave it.

Gary Wright’s spacey, cheesy Dream Weaver is next, another major part of the film. And then we get one of the reasons I bought this CD, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ non-album track Sikamikanico, which is a full-on Chilis rock out punker blast. Damn I love that track.

Black Sabbath’s Time Machine (from Dehumanizer) follows that. It’s a solid straight-on rocker. Always a pleasure to hear the mighty Dio! And then we switch gears without a clutch, with Wayne and Garth’s Wayne’s World Theme. It suits the show perfectly. Although, it certainly did not need to be 5:14 long. I mean, 2:30 and yer done, boys.

Tia Carrere gets a track here, of course, covering Thin Lizzy’s Ballroom Blitz. It’s pretty good (better than I could do), but I can only hear the original in my head. Sorry, Tia. We go straight into Jimi Hendrix’ Foxy (Foxey) Lady, which is a stone classic that requires no further comment here. Yay!

Alice Cooper’s Feed My Frankenstein is a great, full-sound Alice stomper. I liked this song then, I like it now. Fun! Rhino Bucket’s Ride With Yourself is another shameless AC/DC homage. Eric Clapton is up next, with the bouncy bluesy Loving Your Lovin’. It’s a fun tune, but for him it’s a bit of a throwaway, ain’t it?

And finishing off the disc is Tia Carrere again (oh yay) with Why You Wanna Break My Heart. She goes full 80s here, and it’s pretty bad. I mean, she can sing alright, but the tune itself doesn’t grab me at all.*

In Sum:

A cool soundtrack to a great fim. Man, we were all over that one, back in the day, huh? I didn’t like all of the songs here, but that’s OK. There’s more than enough greatness to make up for it. Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!

Bonus Round:

Wiki says some versions of this disc had Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love on it, but I’m so used to this copy that that one (great song though it is) would feel tacked-on, to me. There were also some songs in the film not on this CD, like Ugly Kid Joe’s Everything About You, Temple Of The Dog’s All Night Thing, Kix’ Cold Chills, and two more Tia Carrere tracks (Touch Me, and a cover of Hendrix’ Fire).

* In looking it up, I discovered the old original Dwight Twilley song, and, well…

 

Advertisements

Posted on June 9, 2016, in posts by aaron. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. You fucker 🙂

    I may as well announce it now. My theme next week is movie soundtracks. And this is one I’ve written about review for! Haha!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Time Machine is an awesome track!

    Like

  3. Bulletboys – they’re a band I’ve not heard in (Christ!) 26 years.

    And a big shout out for the mighty Rhino Bucket!

    Like

  4. Some crackin’ tunes on here!

    Like

    • Absolutely. And it’s always around cheaply too, so it’s a surefire grab. I paid $1.50. 🙂

      Like

      • You always find things cheap! 🙂

        Like

        • It’s true! Having a 50% staff discount at work really helps, but I’ve always shopped for the bargain. I rarely pay new price for anything (unless it’s a new release I have to have), in fact I rarely buy new CDs (unless they’re cheap). Mike will tell you, I am the king of the bargain bins. I can find treasures everywhere! It helps that I like almost all types of music, so there’ll always be something there that won’t cost much but will make me happy!

          There’s probably a whole post in this, my philosophy and approach, etc. Suffice it to say, I ain’t cheap, and I will pay for something expensive if it’s rare or whatever, but I do like to maximize my discretionary music dollars. Cheaper per disc means more discs!

          Like

  5. Many of these are fairly unfamiliar to me, but it sure sounds like a solid soundtrack.
    BTW, I quite like the Dwight Tilley song. He’s something of an unsung hero of power pop, though this one leans more towards the pop rather than the power. Still, pleasant song.

    Like

    • It’s a mostly solid soundtrack. I could do without some of the songs, but that’s usually true of these things. The songs that I love here, though, are truly great.

      Honestly, I didn’t even know about the Twilley track until looking into the song for this post. I think maybe I wasn’t so into it because Tia Carrere already wrecked it for me with her version! But I’m glad to know you like it. Maybe it’ll grow on me!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Party time, excellent!
    LOVE Wayne’s world, zang!

    Like

  7. I have had it happen that another blogger posts about one I had planned. I had the same reaction. Oh well. There’s lots of music to go around.

    Aaron can you email the rest of us from now on to make sure you won’t be posting one we have planned?

    😉

    Like

Have Your Say!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

rhymeallnight.com/

1 Shot Spitune

Cincinnati Babyhead

Speaks his mind on music & movies!

Steve For The Deaf

Certain Songs Get Scratched Right In

BuriedOnMars

The World Revolves Around Mars

Aphoristic Album Reviews

Personal Album Review Website

My (life in) music lists

These are the songs that have and will continue to soundtrack my life.

timeweleftthisworldtoday

This world's so mixed up everywhere you go

Little Bits of Gaming & Movies

REMEMBERING THE GAMES & MOVIES I GREW UP WITH AND MUCH MORE

Blog All Night

Rhyme All Night

Stuff and That.

We do reviews, ya dig?

stoneygate

relaxing music

Every number one

Journey through all the songs that topped the charts

The Audible Stew

Salt to Taste

KingcrimsonBlog - The official Blog of Kingcrimsonprog

A Metal Nerd's Blog... Well, What did you expect, porn?

1537

You May Want To Stand Back A Bit ...

HEAVY METAL OVERLOAD

... and classic rock too!

Metal Odyssey > Heavy Metal Music Blog

Welcome to Metal Odyssey, it will be quite the Metal trip!

This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle...

...who evidently found a deer head in the landfill.

The Ü

On film, fiction, odds, and ends.

Songs on a Theme

pop, jazz, & other by subject

Living a Beautiful Life

~ Short Stories, Flights of Fancy and Everyday Anecdotes ~

Complex Distractions

conversations about music, life, and the alien overlords

vinnieh

Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

mixolydianblog

music is life, music is breath, music is us

A (Mostly) Music Blog

Some other stuff too, but mostly music.

Boppin's Blog

Albums, concerts, reviews, audio gear, how to's

Tangled Up In Music

Music Reviews (and other things)

Mike Slayen ~ Guitarist

Guitarist For Your Weddings, Private/Corporate Events & More

LP on 45

Celebrating how rock music sends us, saves us, and shows us our true selves—one single at a time

Free City Sounds

Album Reviews by Marshall Gu

80smetalman's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

mikeladano.com

LeBrain's Record Store Tales & Reviews

Every record tells a story

A Blog About Music, Vinyl, More Music and (Sometimes) Music...

KamerTunesBlog

Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

CD & Festival reviews

by Jon Wilmenius

the EARL of SWIRL

"to be average scares the hell out of me"

1001albumsin10years

Just another WordPress.com site

Thunder Bay Arena Rock

Hard Rock Album and Concert Reviews! (Odd Book Review as well!)

Caught Me Gaming

Confessions of a Casual Core Gamer

%d bloggers like this: