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Mystery Men
     

Mystery Men

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As befits one of the hippest movies of the summer, this is one of the coolest soundtracks heard all year. MYSTERY MEN follows the adventures of a motley crew of sorry-ass superheroes as they try to rescue square-jawed Captain Amazing from some disco-obsessed bad guys. A groove-happy parade of propulsive R&B-, hip-hop-, and tropicalia-inflected tunes includes the

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As befits one of the hippest movies of the summer, this is one of the coolest soundtracks heard all year. MYSTERY MEN follows the adventures of a motley crew of sorry-ass superheroes as they try to rescue square-jawed Captain Amazing from some disco-obsessed bad guys. A groove-happy parade of propulsive R&B-, hip-hop-, and tropicalia-inflected tunes includes the Dub Pistols' "Keep Keep Movin'," Freak Power's "No Way," and Michael Franti and Spearhead's "Sometimes." As leader of Kel & the M.A.F.T. Emcees, Kel Mitchell, who costars in the film as Invisible Kid, flexes his rapper's muscles in "Who Are Those Mystery Men?" The small contingent of alt-rockers does itself proud: Citizen King cover the Specials' eerie "Gangsters," Spy offers the trancey, atmospheric "Won't You Come Down," and Smash Mouth weighs in with its current smash, "All Star." Toss in tracks by staunch iconoclasts the Violent Femmes, Jill Sobule, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Moloko -- not to mention disco-era staples "Night Fever" and "Disco Inferno," thrown in at the end so you can skip over 'em if you want - and you have one unusually satisfying soundtrack.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to the misfit superhero action-comedy Mystery Men features an appropriately punchy soundtrack, which includes exclusive new songs from Chumbawamba and Smash Mouth, as well as cuts from TLC, Goodie Mob, and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/1999
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0606949034528
catalogNumber:
90345

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bee Gees   Track Performer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Track Performer
Trammps   Track Performer
Violent Femmes   Track Performer
Jill Sobule   Track Performer
Spearhead   Track Performer
Terry Bradford   Track Performer
Michael Franti   Track Performer
Wil Wheaton   Track Performer
Freak Power   Track Performer
Citizen King   Track Performer
Smash Mouth   Track Performer
Ben Stiller   Track Performer
Dub Pistols   Track Performer
Spy   Track Performer
John Oszajca   Track Performer
Nancye Ferguson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bee Gees   Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Producer
Violent Femmes   Producer
Jill Sobule   Producer
J.J. Burnel   Composer
Albhy Galuten   Producer
Jet Black   Composer
John Bradbury   Composer
Warren A. Bruleigh   Producer
Bob Casale   Producer
Jerry Dammers   Composer
Michael Franti   Producer
Lynval Golding   Composer
Dave Greenfield   Composer
Terry Hall   Composer
Brad Jones   Producer
Horace Panter   Composer
Karl Richardson   Producer
Neville Staple   Composer
Eric Valentine   Producer
Hugh Cornwell   Composer
Kenny Blank   Producer
Karyn Rachtman   Executive Producer
Moloko   Producer
Dave Cooley   Producer
Robin Eaton   Producer
Terry Robertson   Artwork
Roddy Byers   Composer
Jacquire King   Producer
Scurry   Producer
Chris Johnson   Producer
Matt Sims   Producer
Wade Robson   Producer

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Mystery Men 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD box says ''Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.'' The movie credits say the score is by Stephen Warbeck. The trouble is, there's nothing by Stephen Warbeck on the CD, a shame since his original music is great. A better title for this album might be ''A Sampler of Pop Tunes That Show Up Now and Then in the Movie.'' Even that's a little deceptive, since a song by Jill Sobule is included because about five seconds of it is used to introduce The Bowler (Janeane Garofalo.) Sometimes tracks were included with even less. I can't recall a single moment in the movie where anything rap-like is heard, unless it's at the very end of the closing credits. This just isn't a fair representation of the music in Mystery Men, serving the marketing campaigns of the groups represented better than it serves fans of the movie.