Monday, August 31, 2009

Heavy Metal: Music From the Motion Picture (Columbia, 1981)

This double album set has been part of my collection for years...another one of those screwed up childhood memories. I can remember seeing the trailer for HEAVY METAL as a kid and immediately being fascinated with what the film was about (the trailer was at the head of a screening of STRIPES, which my parents went to see at the Sunset Drive-In, located at the cross-roads of Panhandle, Ohio...a small little 'burg about 7 or 8 miles outside of my hometown).

Above: Totally kick-ass one-sheet which hangs in my bathroom, purchased from eBay a few years back.

The next summer, an uncle (who was far more lenient than my parents) took me to see this flick at the very same drive-in (it was playing on a double bill with Heartbeeps (WTF?!?), and over years of repeat late-night pay cable viewings, this soundtrack became burned into my brain. Especially the Cheap Trick track, "Reach Out", which seems to be only available on this release, nowhere else....which drives a Cheap Trick fanatic like myself absolutely insane. Plus, local "classic rock" stations seemt to base their playlists around Hagar's "Heavy Metal" (Sammy Hagar is another artist that I am fanatically devoted to) and Don Felder's "(Taking A Ride On) Heavy Metal"....hell, you can almost set your watch by a local station's use of the Felder song.

Track Listing:
1. Heavy Metal - Sammy Hagar
2. Heartbeat - Riggs
3. Working In The Coal Mine - Devo
4. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars - Blue Oyster Cult
5. Reach Out - Cheap Trick
6. Heavy Metal (Takin' A Ride) - Don Felder
7. True Companion - Donald Fagen
8. Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment) - Nazareth
9. Radar Rider - Riggs
10. Open Arms - Journey
11. Queen Bee - Grand Funk Railroad
12. I Must Be Dreamin'
13. The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
14. All of You - Don Felder
15. Prefabricated - Trust
16. Blue Lamp - Stevie Nicks

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1 comment:

Robert M. Lindsey said...

My best friend had this and we listened to it A LOT!