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Joe Dirt
     

Joe Dirt

 
David Spade's cinematic alter ego, Joe Dirt, is a mullet-wearing, acid-wash-jean-sportin' sad sack who makes it clear that only vintage hard rock is good enough for him. So it's no surprise that the soundtrack to his life story is jam-packed with classic rock from all points of the '70s and '80s spectrum. Southern rock gods

Overview

David Spade's cinematic alter ego, Joe Dirt, is a mullet-wearing, acid-wash-jean-sportin' sad sack who makes it clear that only vintage hard rock is good enough for him. So it's no surprise that the soundtrack to his life story is jam-packed with classic rock from all points of the '70s and '80s spectrum. Southern rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd kick off the festivities with their redneck anthem "Sweet Home Alabama," and from there the disc picks up more speed than Bo and Luke Duke flooring the General Lee, with tracks from Motor City Madman Ted Nugent ("Cat Scratch Fever"), California boogie band the Doobie Brothers ("China Grove"), and James Gang/Eagles class clown Joe Walsh ("Rocky Mountain Way"). Proving that Dirt is a true trailer-park Renaissance man, the soundtrack goes international with Britain's Argent ("Hold Your Head Up"), and Canada's Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet") and April Wine ("Roller"). Even a handful of power ballads are thrown into the mix from Sheriff ("When I'm with You"), Eddie Money ("Walk on Water"), and Cheap Trick ("If You Want My Love"). This collection of heavy hits will make every nostalgic head banger want to rock 'n' roll all night and party every day. Dave Gil de Rubio

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Whitney Z. Gomes
The mullet memorial Joe Dirt digs up a decent smattering of album rock that hasn't worn thin from over-playing (yet). Like any collection, this soundtrack is give and take: sure, Eddie Money's belted better tunes than "Walk on Water," but "Who Do You Love" remains the only George Thorogood FM number that hasn't been run into the ground. The real tragedy is that Leif Garrett's phenomenal disco manifesto "I Was Made for Dancin'," a pivotal track in the film, was inexplicably omitted. Meanwhile, Cheap Trick's (Australian) smash "If You Want My Love," April Wine's rocking "Roller," the Doobies' rollin' "China Groove," and BOC's summer sizzler "Burning for You" could spice up any comp. As far as schlock goes, you can definitely do much worse than Sheriff's sap masterpiece "When I'm With You." Then travel back to the '70s for every glorious minute of Argent's mammoth "Hold Your Head Up" (no need for radio edits in these disc days), joltin' Joe Walsh's Colorado trib "Rocky Mountain Way," and two other tunes you know by heart from heartland-heavy Nugent and physically heavy BTO. Plus the epitome of saturation, "Sweet Home Alabama," puts the whole thing in motion. Granted, without the aforementioned dips into the Reagan years, Joe Dirt doesn't look past classic rock radio, but that's why it's classic, 'cause this stuff rules.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998546820
catalogNumber:
85468
Rank:
16120

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Performance Credits

April Wine   Track Performer
Argent   Track Performer
Blue Öyster Cult   Track Performer
Cheap Trick   Track Performer
Doobie Brothers   Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Track Performer
Eddie Money   Track Performer
Ted Nugent   Track Performer
Joe Walsh   Track Performer
Sheriff   Track Performer
George Thorogood & the Destroyers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

David Coleman   Art Direction
Michael Dilbeck   Soundtrack Executive Producer
David Spade   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Tom Iannessa   Associate Supervisor
Wende Crowley   Associate Supervisor

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