Grosse Pointe Blank

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director George Armitage's Grosse Pointe Blank which probably should be called John Cusack's Grosse Pointe Blank, since he not only starred in it, but also co-wrote and co-produced it is set at a ten-year high-school reunion in Grosse Pointe, MI, in the present day, that being the spring of 1996. Thus, ex-Clash member Joe Strummer, credited with the original score, could call upon music dating back to the mid-'80s for songs the characters, now in their late twenties, would know. You might expect, then, that those 1986 graduates would be grooving to, say, Heart's "These Dreams" or "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. But, of course, Cusack and Strummer are much ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Director George Armitage's Grosse Pointe Blank which probably should be called John Cusack's Grosse Pointe Blank, since he not only starred in it, but also co-wrote and co-produced it is set at a ten-year high-school reunion in Grosse Pointe, MI, in the present day, that being the spring of 1996. Thus, ex-Clash member Joe Strummer, credited with the original score, could call upon music dating back to the mid-'80s for songs the characters, now in their late twenties, would know. You might expect, then, that those 1986 graduates would be grooving to, say, Heart's "These Dreams" or "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. But, of course, Cusack and Strummer are much too hip for such popular fare. Instead, they put together a collection of edgy, British-oriented new wave and alternative rock, mostly from the early and mid-'80s, tracks by the likes of the Clash, the English Beat, the Specials, and the Jam, plus Americans Violent Femmes and Faith No More. Then there are ringers like Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now," which was a hit in 1972 when the main characters would have been about three years old, and Guns N' Roses' version of "Live and Let Die," which wasn't a hit until 1991. Okay, so this isn't really the music that would have been popular with the 1986 graduating class in Grosse Pointe. Who cares? The soundtrack album works well, including a relaxed "remix" actually a different version of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door" as well as a new take on Violent Femmes' "Blister in the Sun" called "Blister 2000." Like the movie, which grossed 28 million dollars, the soundtrack album was a modest success, peaking at number 31, which inspired a follow-up collection, More Music From the Film Grosse Pointe Blank.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/1997
  • Label: Fontana London
  • UPC: 042282886729
  • Catalog Number: 828867
  • Sales rank: 11,284

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blister in the Sun (2:08)
  2. 2 Rudie Can't Fail (3:31)
  3. 3 Mirrow in the Bathroom - The English Beat (3:09)
  4. 4 Under Pressure - Queen (4:03)
  5. 5 I Can See Clearly Now (2:46)
  6. 6 Live and Let Die (3:02)
  7. 7 We Care a Lot (4:03)
  8. 8 Pressure Drop (4:18)
  9. 9 Absolute Beginners (2:50)
  10. 10 Armagideon Time - The Clash (3:53)
  11. 11 El Matador (4:34)
  12. 12 Let My Love Open the Door (4:58)
  13. 13 Blister 2000 (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Bowie Track Performer
The Clash Track Performer
The English Beat Track Performer
Faith No More Track Performer
Guns N' Roses Track Performer
The Jam Track Performer
Queen Track Performer
The Specials Track Performer
Pete Townshend Track Performer
Violent Femmes Track Performer
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Track Performer
Peter Balestrieri Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Steve MacKay Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Nash Track Performer
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer, Producer
The Clash Producer
Faith No More Producer
Guns N' Roses Producer
The Jam Producer
Paul McCartney Composer
Queen Composer, Producer
Brian Ritchie Producer
Dave Wakeling Composer
Bob Sargeant Producer
Ranking Roger Composer
Steve Berlin Producer
Mike Bordin Composer
Roddy Bottum Composer
Mike Clink Producer
Andy Cox Composer
Gordon Gano Producer
Bill Gould Composer
Tom Grimley Producer
Jack Hues Producer, Remixing
Chris Hughes Producer, Remixing
Linda McCartney Composer
Everett Morton Composer
Chuck Mosley Composer
Johnny Nash Producer
Paul Weller Composer
Saxa Composer
Neville Staple Producer
Guy Stevens Producer
Matt Wallace Producer
Pete Wilson Producer
KC Porter Producer
Jim Martin Composer
Dave Steele Composer
Chris Thomas Contributor
Kathy Nelson Contributor
Christine Edwards Contributor
Tom Lowry Producer
Tim Oliver Producer, Remixing
Jacquie Perryman Contributor
Charlotte Blake Executive Producer
Roger Charlery Composer
Bill Green Contributor
Fredrick Hibbert Composer
David Wright Composer
David Steel Composer
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