Pump Up the Volume [Original Soundtrack]

Pump Up the Volume [Original Soundtrack]

     
 

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In a sense, Pump Up the Volume was the second in Allan Moyle's Disillusioned American Youths trilogy, released ten years after the new wave runaway drama Times Square and five years prior to the truly horrid record shop angstfest Empire Records. Like Times Square, and to a somewhat lesser extent Empire Records, Pump Up the Volume<See more details below

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In a sense, Pump Up the Volume was the second in Allan Moyle's Disillusioned American Youths trilogy, released ten years after the new wave runaway drama Times Square and five years prior to the truly horrid record shop angstfest Empire Records. Like Times Square, and to a somewhat lesser extent Empire Records, Pump Up the Volume's major players are music obsessives who immerse themselves in rock groups that float away from the mainstream radar. In this case, the protagonist is pirate radio DJ Hard Harry (Christian Slater), a hyper-hormonal high-school student who takes great delight in playing the likes of Leonard Cohen and Sonic Youth for his audience of confused, angst-ridden schoolmates. The soundtrack reflects much of what is played during the movie, including Soundgarden's pre-fame "Heretic," Concrete Blonde's version of Cohen's "Everybody Knows," the Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation (U.K. Surf)," and two songs that deal with the movie's theme of censorship, Above the Law's "Freedom of Speech" and Bad Brains' (with Henry Rollins) cover of the MC5's "Kick Out the Jams." Unfortunately, Was (Not Was)' delightfully perverse "Dad I'm in Jail" is excluded, as is Nora Diniro's lusty ode to Hard Harry ("Jam me, jack me, push me, pull me," etc.). At any rate, the Pump Up the Volume soundtrack works well for those who want a decent snapshot of early-'90s alternative music. And if you're feeling nostalgic for that frustrating period of your life when you looked like Christian Slater but couldn't get any girls to pay attention to you, it works equally well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/08/1990
Label:
Fontana Mca
UPC:
0076732803929
catalogNumber:
8039
Rank:
31055

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Performance Credits

Above the Law   Track Performer
Bad Brains   Track Performer
Chagall Guevara   Track Performer
Concrete Blonde   Track Performer
Cowboy Junkies   Track Performer
Peter Murphy   Track Performer
Ivan Neville   Track Performer
Pixies   Track Performer
Henry Rollins   Track Performer
Sonic Youth   Track Performer
Soundgarden   Track Performer
Liquid Jesus   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Eazy-E   Executive Producer
Bad Brains   Contributor
James Brown   Composer
Chagall Guevara   Contributor
Concrete Blonde   Contributor
Cowboy Junkies   Contributor
Peter Murphy   Producer
Ivan Neville   Producer
Pixies   Contributor
Sonic Youth   Producer
Soundgarden   Producer
Liquid Jesus   Contributor
Rob Tyner   Composer
Dr. Dre   Producer
David Bianco   Producer
Terry Date   Producer
Marc DeSisto   Producer
Ron Saint Germain   Producer
Dennis Herring   Producer
Kenny Lee Lewis   Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Peter Moore   Producer
Nick Sansano   Producer
Michael Timmins   Producer
Laylaw   Composer,Producer
Cold 187um   Composer
Atl   Producer

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