Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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Slapping together hit song albums became a popular trend during the 1980s, but finding entire soundtrack albums that were cohesive and thoroughly enjoyable were few and far between. Fortunately, the 67 minute double-album Irving Azoff put together for the hilariously raunchy 1982 teen comedy FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH is one of the best; a vivid musical trip back in… See more details below

Overview

Slapping together hit song albums became a popular trend during the 1980s, but finding entire soundtrack albums that were cohesive and thoroughly enjoyable were few and far between. Fortunately, the 67 minute double-album Irving Azoff put together for the hilariously raunchy 1982 teen comedy FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH is one of the best; a vivid musical trip back in time that assembles various artists and groups from the early '80s. Highlighted by Jackson Browne's classic "Somebody's Baby" (written, as many of these songs were, as an original composition for the movie), the soundtrack features memorable contributions from Ravyns ("Raised on the Radio"), Stevie Nicks ("Sleeping Angel"), Poco ("I'll Leave it Up to You"), and Oingo Boingo ("Goodbye, Goodbye"), along with assorted tracks from the likes of Don Henley, Donna Summer, Sammy Hagar, Jimmy Buffet, Gerard McMahon, and others. It would be easy to dismiss the album as being merely frivolous '80s pop music, but so much of the album is thoroughly fun and thoughtfully produced, that FAST TIMES is more than just a trip down memory lane.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The first great rock & roll compilation soundtrack of the '80s, Fast Times at Ridgemont High sold in the millions (justifiably) and gave Jackson Browne a Top Ten hit with "Somebody's Baby."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/1995
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596015820
catalogNumber:
60158
Rank:
25989

Tracks

  1. Somebody's Baby  - Jackson Browne
  2. Waffle Stomp  - Joe Walsh
  3. Love Rules  - Don Henley
  4. Uptown Boys  - Louise Goffin
  5. So Much in Love  - Timothy B. Schmit
  6. Raised on the Radio  -  Ravyns
  7. The Look in Your Eyes  - Gerard McMahon
  8. Speeding  -  Go-Go's
  9. Don't Be Lonely  -  Quarterflash
  10. Never Surrender  - Don Felder
  11. Fast Times (The Best Years of Our Lives)  - Billy Squier
  12. Fast Times at Ridgemont High  - Sammy Hagar
  13. I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme)  - Jimmy Buffett
  14. Love Is the Reason  - Graham Nash
  15. I'll Leave It up to You  -  Poco
  16. Highway Runner  - Donna Summer
  17. Sleeping Angel  - Stevie Nicks
  18. She's My Baby (And She's Outta Control)  -  Palmer & Jost
  19. Goodbye, Goodbye  -  Oingo Boingo

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackson Browne   Track Performer
Jimmy Buffett   Track Performer
Sammy Hagar   Track Performer
Don Henley   Track Performer
Graham Nash   Track Performer
Stevie Nicks   Track Performer
Oingo Boingo   Track Performer
Poco   Track Performer
Quarterflash   Track Performer
Billy Squier   Track Performer
Donna Summer   Track Performer
Joe Walsh   Track Performer
Don Felder   Track Performer
Louise Goffin   Track Performer
Go-Go's   Track Performer
Gerard McMahon   Track Performer
Timothy B. Schmit   Track Performer
Jimmy Hunter   Drums

Technical Credits

Jackson Browne   Contributor
Jimmy Buffett   Contributor
Sammy Hagar   Contributor
Don Henley   Contributor
Graham Nash   Contributor
Stevie Nicks   Contributor
Oingo Boingo   Contributor
Poco   Contributor
Quarterflash   Contributor
Billy Squier   Contributor
Donna Summer   Contributor
Joe Walsh   Contributor
Don Felder   Contributor
Louise Goffin   Contributor
Irving Azoff   Producer,Executive Producer
Joe Chiccarelli   Producer
Go-Go's   Contributor
Paul Grupp   Engineer
Gerard McMahon   Contributor
Timothy B. Schmit   Contributor
Ravyns   Contributor
Art Linson   Producer
Jost Palmer   Contributor

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