Encino Man

Encino Man

     
 

Soundtracks are musical period documents, and few are more slight, meaningless and enjoyable than Encino Man which preserves the early 90s: the lost era when hair metal still roamed the earth, oblivious to its impending extinction. Vince Neil kick-starts the procession with the riotously entertaining "You're Invited but Your Friend…  See more details below

Overview

Soundtracks are musical period documents, and few are more slight, meaningless and enjoyable than Encino Man which preserves the early 90s: the lost era when hair metal still roamed the earth, oblivious to its impending extinction. Vince Neil kick-starts the procession with the riotously entertaining "You're Invited but Your Friend Can't Come," penned and performed with the Damn Yankees minus Terrible Ted (So is that Shaw on scorching lead guitar?). Irony abounds as, elsewhere on this record, Neil's Motley replacement "John Corabi" guides the Scream though the Mott-ish throwaway "Young and Dumb." Neil's solo inaugural also introduces the monkey concept later invoked by the Infectious Grooves (who perform their "YYZ" parody "Feed the Monkey" in the film). The old soundtrack-remake stratagem continues with Cheap Trick's unnecessary version of "Wild Thing" which gets pumping after an excruciatingly slow dirge opening. Maybe this is a tribute to Sam Kinison (or a template for their more-successful version of "Cold Turkey"), but the hard fact is Trick should not play slow. Queen's fully-loaded "Stone Cold Crazy" is always welcome, although this is a souped-up, modernized mix. Plus the boss "Frankenstein" pastiche and wild Steve Vai pyrotechnics nicely fulfill the instrumental requirements. But wait, Scatterbrain previews rap-rock with their cover of LL's "Mama Said Knock You Out," the obligatory out-of-place dance tunes are cool, and even the Jesus and Mary Chain shows up. Still, the preceding merely sets the stage for the penultimate masterpiece from right-band-wrong-time T. Ride whose cherry "Luxury Cruiser" is premium party-metal for the next millennium. Tone-Loc closes using Alice Cooper chunks in "Cool Hand Loc." Hooray for Hollywood and this time-capsule collection of schizophrenically-solid secrets from the Rock Age.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1992
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0720616133021
catalogNumber:
161330

Tracks

  1. You're Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come)  - Vince Neil
  2. Wild Thing  -  Cheap Trick
  3. Stone Cold Crazy  -  Queen
  4. Mama Said Knock You Out  -  Scatterbrain
  5. You Turn Me On (Turn on Song)  - Crystal Waters
  6. Treaty  -  Yothu Yindi
  7. Feed the Monkey  -  Infectious Grooves
  8. Wooly Bully  -  Smithereens
  9. Frankenstein  - Edgar Winter
  10. Young and Dumb  -  Scream
  11. Why'd You Want Me?  -  Jesus and Mary Chain
  12. Get the Hell out of Here  - Steve Vai
  13. Leave My Curl Alone  -  Hi-C
  14. Luxury Cruiser  -  T-Ride
  15. Cool Hand Loc  -  Tone-Loc

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anthony Smith   Track Performer
Cheap Trick   Track Performer
Infectious Grooves   Track Performer
Jesus and Mary Chain   Track Performer
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Queen   Track Performer
Scatterbrain   Track Performer
Smithereens   Track Performer
Steve Vai   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Track Performer
Scream   Track Performer
Tommy Shaw   Background Vocals
Yothu Yindi   Track Performer
Hi-C   Track Performer
Vince Neil   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Robin Zander   Vocals
2nd II None   Background Vocals
John Alderete   Bass
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Jack Blades   Bass,Background Vocals
Bruce Bouillet   Guitar
Bun E. Carlos   Drums
Michael Cartellone   Percussion,Drums
John Corabi   Vocals
Crystal Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Edgar Winter   Track Performer
Michael Hamilton   Keyboards
Kyle Hudnall   Keyboards
Mike Muir   Vocals
Rick Nielsen   Guitar
Stephen Perkins   Drums
T-Ride   Track Performer
Walt Woodward   Drums
Jim Babjak   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Pat DiNizio   Vocals
Mike Mesaros   Bass,Background Vocals
Adam Siegel   Guitar
Glen Cummings   Guitar
Mike Boyko   Drums
Guy Brogna   Bass
Tommy Christ   Vocals
Paul Nieder   Guitar
Tom Petersson   12-string Guitar
Dean Pleasants   Guitar

Technical Credits

Anthony Smith   Contributor
Cheap Trick   Contributor
Rick Derringer   Producer
Infectious Grooves   Contributor
Jesus and Mary Chain   Contributor
Paul Pesco   Programming
Queen   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs   Composer
Scatterbrain   Contributor
Smithereens   Producer
Steve Vai   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Scream   Contributor
Paul Main   Producer
Yothu Yindi   Contributor
Hi-C   Contributor
Vince Neil   Contributor
Tony A.   Producer
John Alderete   Producer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Bruce Bouillet   Producer
Crystal Waters   Contributor
Edgar Winter   Contributor
Brian "B-Sly" Foxworthy   Engineer
GGGarth   Producer
Tom Grimley   Engineer,Contributor
Kyle Hudnall   Producer,drum programming
Phil Kaffel   Engineer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Peter McCabe   Engineer,Contributor
Mark Moffatt   Engineer
Mike Muir   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Ron Nevison   Producer,Engineer
David Price   Engineer
Jim Reid   Producer
William Reid   Producer
Ralph Sall   Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
Jeff Sheehan   Engineer
T-Ride   Contributor
Eric Valentine   Producer,Engineer
Michael Wagener   Remixing
Stan Katayama   Engineer
Simon Polinski   Engineer
Matt Dike   Producer
Michael C. Ross   Producer
Robert Goodge   Producer
Marlon Williams   Composer
Greg Henderson   Engineer
Gavin Campbell   Producer

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