Rushmore

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Barnes & Noble - Dawn Sutter Madell
The RUSHMORE soundtrack is a rarity, an album that both perfectly complements the movie and is strong enough musically to stand on its own. Writer/director Wes Anderson and music supervisor Randall Poster have musically conveyed the film's feelings of teenage angst with a remarkable fluidity that makes the soundtrack an enjoyable listen from start to finish. Comprised of largely '60s garage pop songs, the album never approaches the obvious or trite. The Creation's "Making Time" is the hit that should have happened, but never did rumor has it that even Pete Townshend belonged to the Creation fan club. While many are familiar with the repertoire of Cat Stevens, his ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dawn Sutter Madell
The RUSHMORE soundtrack is a rarity, an album that both perfectly complements the movie and is strong enough musically to stand on its own. Writer/director Wes Anderson and music supervisor Randall Poster have musically conveyed the film's feelings of teenage angst with a remarkable fluidity that makes the soundtrack an enjoyable listen from start to finish. Comprised of largely '60s garage pop songs, the album never approaches the obvious or trite. The Creation's "Making Time" is the hit that should have happened, but never did rumor has it that even Pete Townshend belonged to the Creation fan club. While many are familiar with the repertoire of Cat Stevens, his early track "Here Comes My Baby" remains refreshing unless you've overplayed Yo La Tengo's version from FAKEBOOK. The Who's guitar romp, "A Quick One While He's Away" fits right in with the other British Invasion tunes, but again, remains an outsider compared to the group's standards. Poster and Anderson have tapped into a familiar pop sound, and produced new songs to embrace. Tracks from the above plus the Kinks, Zoot Sims, Yves Montand, John Lennon, and the Faces are glued together by the zany synth and orchestral interludes provided by soundtrack and once Devo genius, Mark Mothersbaugh. RUSHMORE is one of the few soundtracks that will retain its appeal. Like the movie, the accompanying record is bound to become a classic.
All Music Guide
While a soundtrack LP based on the smorgasbord of the "sounds of the '60s" is hardly a novel concept, Rushmore announced right up front it was offering more fruitful fare by emphasizing the little-known but cranking/smoking Creation single "Makin' Time" in its TV ads. That snarling-ornery classic more or less leads off this collection of British Invasion-era obscuros, a CD whose mere track selection proves its curator to be a genuine, happy, knowledgeable fan of the genre. Like the zany, hip radio station you've always longed for and will never get, in Rushmore's world the Kinks' 1964 unplugged Kinda Kinks gem "Nothing in This World Can Stop Me Worrying About That Girl" can peacefully coexist with the happy lounge of Unit 4+2, and French crooner Yves Montand, or with Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo's instrumental curiosities. The young, jauntier Cat Stevens and Chad & Jeremy provide pep, and a live version of the Who's first mini rock opera, the title track of their 1966 second LP, A Quick One, locks neatly into a film where two so-different males compete for the same woman. OK, the collection isn't timeless. There aren't enough great songs here, and compiler Wes Anderson could have done better for the great-but-in-decline John Lennon and the also-past-their-prime Faces than the pleasant but pathetic-indulgent "Oh Yoko!" and nice but pedestrian "Ooh La La." But even here, Anderson errs on the side of the whimsical and unusual, precisely the qualities missing in the movies these days. In the end, it's his sense of fun that pervades this unpredictable assortment as much as it does the cinematic experience. Synchronicity at last! ~ Jack Rabid. The Big Takeover
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/2/1999
  • Label: Fontana London
  • UPC: 731455607420
  • Catalog Number: 556074
  • Sales rank: 11,467

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hardest Geometry Problem In The World - Mark Mothersbaugh
  2. 2 Making Time - The Creation
  3. 3 Concrete & Clay - Unit 4+2
  4. 4 Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl - The Kinks
  5. 5 Sharp Little Guy - Mark Mothersbaugh
  6. 6 The Lad With The Silver Button - Mark Mothersbaugh
  7. 7 A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy
  8. 8 Edward Appleby (In Memoriam) - Mark Mothersbaugh
  9. 9 Here Comes My Baby - Cat Stevens
  10. 10 A Quick One While He's Away - The Who
  11. 11 Snowflake Music - Mark Mothersbaugh
  12. 12 Piranhas Are Very Tricky Species - Mark Mothersbaugh
  13. 13 Blinuet - Zoot Sims
  14. 14 Friends Like You, Who Needs Friends - Mark Mothersbaugh
  15. 15 Rue St. Vincent - Yves Montand
  16. 16 Kite Flying Society - Mark Mothersbaugh
  17. 17 The Wind - Cat Stevens
  18. 18 Oh Yoko!
  19. 19 Ooh la La - Faces
  20. 20 Margaret Yang's Theme - Mark Mothersbaugh
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yves Montand Vocals, Track Performer
Chad & Jeremy Track Performer
Faces Track Performer
The Kinks Track Performer
John Lennon Track Performer
Mark Mothersbaugh Percussion, Keyboards, Track Performer
Cat Stevens Track Performer
The Who Track Performer
The Creation Track Performer
Unit 4+2 Track Performer
Judy Gameral Hammered Dulcimer
Melissa "Missy" Hasin Cello
Brian King Glockenspiel
Larry Klimas Flute
Paul Morin Bass
Gordon Peeke Percussion, Drums, Timpani
Harry Scorzo Violin
Zoot Sims Track Performer
Paul Viapiano Mandolin
Robert Casale Keyboards
Lavant Coppock Guitar
Gloria Cheng Harpsichord
Bruce Berman Guitar, Mandolin
Technical Credits
Mark Mothersbaugh Producer
Cat Stevens Composer
George Handy Composer
Wes Anderson Producer
Ken Noble Composer
Chad Stuart Composer
Randall Poster Producer
Aristide Bruant Composer
Robert Casale Producer, Engineer
Clive Metcalfe Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Rather Fair Balance

    I like soundtracks that weave in the scoring as well as the soundtrack numbers. Unsurprisingly The Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack has the same balance. I wonder if Wes Anderson prefers this as well. There are some great classics that are gathered together on this album, to name a few: Here Comes My Baby (Cat Stevens), Oh Yoko (John Lennon), Ooh La La (The Faces), and the lovely beat of Concrete & Clay (Unit 4 + 2). I think this soundtrack really shows how picking the right support songs can really make a film work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    rushmore is...

    Summery... intelligent... hilarious movie... makes you want to taking fenceing lessons. Other than that it has a nice combonation of Cat Stevens, Mark Mothersbaugh and "Oh Yoko" by John Lennon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing soundtrack

    This is a great CD. Usually soundtrack aren't that good but these people have great taste in music. I suggest getting the movie, also "The Royal Tennenbaums" soundtrack and movie if you like Rushmore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Few CDs will last forever

    This CD not only makes you get flashes from the movie but carried you away to the dream world of Max Fisher. Its music works as a stand alone but when combined with the movie it makes a smile creap across a serious face. Enjoy it everywhere you go and know that you have spend money wisely on a CD that will not collect dust on your shelf.

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