Hot Rod [Original Soundtrack]

Hot Rod [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

If you're a half-bright twenty-something whose greatest dream is to follow in the footsteps of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, what would your favorite band be? Well, if we're to trust the producers of the comedy Hot Rod, starring Saturday Night Live regular Andy Samberg as would-be stuntman Rod Kimble, such a young manSee more details below

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If you're a half-bright twenty-something whose greatest dream is to follow in the footsteps of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, what would your favorite band be? Well, if we're to trust the producers of the comedy Hot Rod, starring Saturday Night Live regular Andy Samberg as would-be stuntman Rod Kimble, such a young man would have a serious jones for Europe, the bombastic Swedish prog metal band who scored a massive hit with "The Final Countdown" in 1986. Europe is the only act who appears more than once on the soundtrack to Hot Rod, with four cuts from 1986's The Final Countdown album included here (though not the title tune, which was doubtless too expensive to license), while the rest of the disc is dominated by similarly overblown mid-'80s fare from Moving Pictures, Stacey Q, Cutting Crew and Giorgio Moroder, as well as an '80s pomp-rock parody from Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age recording as Gown (you can tell it's a parody because the guitar work isn't as smooth as on the Europe cuts). Exactly why a kid whose obsessions are mired in the '70s would be so fascinated with music of the mid-'80s isn't explained, and the dialogue excerpts here aren't likely to give anyone much confidence in the movie's ability to generate laughs ("When you go on a date, you put on a shirt" -- wow, someone got paid to write that?), but if you have an appetite for music so cheesy that it ought to be served in individually wrapped slices, this soundtrack certainly delivers the bill, capturing '80s rock at its most over the top (though it's worth mentioning that Europe album is still in print if you'd rather go for the gusto without any irony getting in the way).

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2007
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886971446029
catalogNumber:
714460
Rank:
18993

Tracks

  1. Ancestors Protect Me (Dialogue)  -  Rod & Kevin
  2. Danger on the Track  -  Europe
  3. A Gringo Like Me
  4. Never  -  Moving Pictures
  5. I Just Found a Bag of Fireworks (Dialogue)  -  Rico
  6. Two of Hearts  - Stacey Q
  7. Cherokee  -  Europe
  8. Skulls  -  Nutley Brass
  9. Street Luge
  10. Going on a Date (Dialogue)  - Rod Kimble
  11. You're the Voice  - John Farnham
  12. Head Honcho
  13. Thrust Away  -  DJ Rumpleskillzkid
  14. And That's How It's Done (Dialogue)  -  Rico
  15. Chase  - Giorgio Moroder
  16. Cool Beans  -  Rod & Kevin
  17. (I Just) Died in Your Arms
  18. I've Got This Acid (Dialogue)  -  Dave & Derrick
  19. Dave on Acid
  20. Rock the Night  -  Europe
  21. Stunt Suite
  22. Time Has Come  -  Europe
  23. Gods of War (Dialogue)  -  Rod & Kevin

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Trevor Rabin   Composer
Jon Saint James   Producer
Giorgio Moroder   Composer
Dan K. Brown   Producer
Glenn Danzig   Composer
Kevin Elson   Producer
Ross Fraser   Producer
Josh Homme   Composer,Producer
John Jansen   Producer
Lorne Michaels   Executive Producer
Joey Tempest   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Sam Elwitt   Producer
John Cafiero   Producer
John Goldwyn   Executive Producer
Andy Samberg   Composer,Producer
Akiva Schaffer   Producer
Jorma Taccone   Producer

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