Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mad Magazine Presents Up The Academy (Extended OST, 1980)

This is probably one of my favorite OSTs, not only from the period that it was produced, but quite possibly ever. It's a nice mix of early 80s power pop and the (then) fledgling scene of the American "New Wave". I'm a huge Cheap Trick and Sammy Hagar fan, and Hagar's "Bad Reputation" is one of my all-time favorites of his work.
Spurred on by recently purchasing a copy of the film on DVD (for 3 bucks at a local Big Lots, of all places) and re-watching it for the first time in probably 20 years, I was inspired not only to share my vinyl of this particular soundtrack, but also add a few tracks to it that appear in the film, but not on the OST.
Track Listing:

01- Kicking Up A Fuss (Main Title Theme) -- Blow-Up
02- X Offender -- Blondie
03- Roadrunner -- Johnathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
04- We Gotta Get Out Of Here -- Ian Hunter
05- Coquette -- Cheeks
06- Boney Moronie -- Cheeks
07- We Live For Love -- Pat Benatar
08- Bad Reputation -- Sammy Hagar
09- Midnight Rendezvous -- The Babys
10- Beat The Devil -- Blow-Up

Bonus Tracks:

11- Gimme Danger -- The Stooges
12- One Way or Another -- Blondie
13- Surrender -- Cheap Trick

Download Link


goldfrop said...

Thanks for this... I really thought I was gonna have to find this on vinyl and rip it myself 'cuz no one else would...

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