I Melt With You

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Music plays a big part in director Mark Pellington's film I Melt with You, as the title reference to Modern English's 1982 single suggests. That title gives an indication of exactly what sort of music, too. The story of four male friends who stage a weekend reunion each year is pegged to the songs they loved in their youth, that being in the early '80s, and so the 30 songs chosen for use in the film (of which 13 are heard on the soundtrack album, along with a brief taste of the background score by tomandandy) tend to be drawn from that era, not only as performed by Modern English, but also the Specials, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Love and Rockets, the Pixies, Bauhaus, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Music plays a big part in director Mark Pellington's film I Melt with You, as the title reference to Modern English's 1982 single suggests. That title gives an indication of exactly what sort of music, too. The story of four male friends who stage a weekend reunion each year is pegged to the songs they loved in their youth, that being in the early '80s, and so the 30 songs chosen for use in the film (of which 13 are heard on the soundtrack album, along with a brief taste of the background score by tomandandy) tend to be drawn from that era, not only as performed by Modern English, but also the Specials, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Love and Rockets, the Pixies, Bauhaus, and Adam & the Ants. This is often British post-punk
ew wave rock, with lots of chiming guitars and portentous vocals. Sometimes, the lyrics seem to suggest the movie's themes, such as Big Dipper's "All Going Out Together" and Bauhaus' "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything." The occasional outlier appears, none farther out than all ten minutes of Funkadelic's 1971 psychedelic guitar freak-out "Maggot Brain." (In the album notes, Pellington says that when a DJ friend turned him on to the track, he tried it under every scene in the movie, "and it worked gangbusters.") Even here, though, the electric guitar excursion is a constant. Clearly, these are guys who spent a significant part of their adolescences playing air guitar, and those sounds have followed them into adulthood. Note, however, that the version of "I Melt with You" is not the bopping hit rendition; instead, it's a long, slow remake, perhaps to imply that the friends' lives are not as peppy and exciting as they used to be.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/20/2011
  • Label: Lakeshore Records
  • UPC: 780163424621
  • Catalog Number: 342462
  • Sales rank: 91,334

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Going Out Together - Big Dipper (2:58)
  2. 2 Blue Thunder - Galaxie 500 (3:47)
  3. 3 Skyscraper - Julian Plenti (3:19)
  4. 4 Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter (5:14)
  5. 5 Maggot Brain - Funkadelic (10:19)
  6. 6 Do the Dog - The Specials (2:09)
  7. 7 Just Like Honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain (3:01)
  8. 8 Kundalini Express - Love and Rockets (5:50)
  9. 9 Caribou - Pixies (3:14)
  10. 10 All We Ever Wanted Was Everything - Bauhaus (3:50)
  11. 11 I Melt With You 2011 - Modern English (4:15)
  12. 12 Dog Eat Dog - Adam and the Ants (3:11)
  13. 13 The Lawn - Deep Six (3:01)
  14. 14 Here - Tomandandy (3:47)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Adam Ant Composer
Daniel Ash Composer
Eddie Hazel Composer
George Clinton Composer
Black Francis Composer
Kevin Haskins Composer
Marco Pirroni Composer
Gary McDowell Composer
Steve Michener Composer
William Reid Composer
Tomandandy Composer
Bill Goffrier Composer
Damon Krukowski Composer
Naomi Yang Composer
Gary Waleik Composer
John Bergin Art Direction
Jeff Oliphant Composer
Mark Pellington Producer, Liner Notes
Skip Williamson Executive Producer
Rick Oller Composer
Brian McNelis Executive Producer
Julian Plenti Composer
James Reid Composer
Rufus Thomas Jr. Composer
Dan Braun Composer
David J. Haskins Composer
Rob Cowan Producer
Stephen James Walker Composer
Robert James Grey Composer
Richard Ian Brown Composer
Richard Michael Patrick Composer
Norm Reiss Producer
Michael Wareham Composer
Michael Frances Conroy Composer
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