School of Rock

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Most rock movie soundtracks breed Hollywood with rock 'n' roll and deliver a litter divided between purebred radio classics and the listening equivalent of shaggy mutts. School of Rock is no exception, save that these mutts are the most lovable -- and, on occasion, the most vicious -- of the lot. "Heal Me, I'm Heartsick," credited to leading man Jack Black's onscreen band No Vacancy and penned by Craig Wedrin of Shudder to Think, manages to reconcile the latter band's jitters with Black's over-the-top delivery. Likewise, the Wylde Rattz (a supergroup of sorts, featuring members of Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, and the Stooges) dive into the latter band's "T.V. Eye" with ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Most rock movie soundtracks breed Hollywood with rock 'n' roll and deliver a litter divided between purebred radio classics and the listening equivalent of shaggy mutts. School of Rock is no exception, save that these mutts are the most lovable -- and, on occasion, the most vicious -- of the lot. "Heal Me, I'm Heartsick," credited to leading man Jack Black's onscreen band No Vacancy and penned by Craig Wedrin of Shudder to Think, manages to reconcile the latter band's jitters with Black's over-the-top delivery. Likewise, the Wylde Rattz (a supergroup of sorts, featuring members of Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, and the Stooges) dive into the latter band's "T.V. Eye" with feverish aggression. New-generation glamsters the Darkness wax spastically erotic on the falsetto-laced "Growing On Me," while the Black Keys slither through the bass-driven "Set You Free." The oldies, by and large, are to-the-point hard rockers (the Who's "Substitute," Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song"), but there are surprises on that end as well, such as T. Rex's "Ballroom of Mars." Well-chosen snippets of dialogue punctuate the disc, imparting some genuine chuckles that convey the tone of the flick perfectly.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Richard Linklater's Jack Black-starring film School of Rock more or less lives up to its name, collecting textbook examples of what it means to rock out from some of the bands who wrote that book. The Who's "Substitute," the Doors' "Touch Me," Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," and Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" form a pretty solid curriculum, with T. Rex's "Ballrooms of Mars" and the Ramones' "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down Bonzo Goes to Bitburg" added on for extra credit. The soundtrack also nods to some newer bands such as the Black Keys, whose "Set You Free" is a fine piece of bluesy garage rock revivalism, as well as the Darkness' proudly glam metal "Growing on Me." Not surprisingly, Black performs on several of the soundtrack's songs, with both the School of Rock band and No Vacancy. Coming up with material for not one but two fictional bands seems to have been a challenge for the soundtrack's songwriters; while Black gives songs like "School of Rock" and "Fight" his all, they don't come close to his work with his own band, Tenacious D. However, School of Rock's cover of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top" is faithful both to the band's vision -- Black looks and sounds like a plus-size version of Angus Young -- and to the movie's playful spirit. Likewise, the cover of the Stooges' "TV Eye" by Wylde Ratttz -- aka Don Fleming, Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley, Mark Arm, Mike Watt, and Ron Asheton -- which also appeared on the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack, is another affectionate yet creative cover. School of Rock may not be the most visionary of soundtracks, but it is a fun souvenir from a fun movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678369421
  • Catalog Number: 83694
  • Sales rank: 86,894

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 School of Rock - School of Rock (4:12)
  2. 2 Your Head and Your Mind and Your Brain.... (0:36)
  3. 3 Substitute - The Who (3:47)
  4. 4 Fight - No Vacancy (2:35)
  5. 5 Touch Me - The Doors (3:10)
  6. 6 I Pledge Allegiance to the Band.... (0:49)
  7. 7 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (4:10)
  8. 8 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin (2:23)
  9. 9 Set You Free - The Black Keys (2:44)
  10. 10 Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks (5:26)
  11. 11 Heal Me, I'm Heartsick - No Vacancy (4:46)
  12. 12 Growing on Me - The Darkness (3:29)
  13. 13 Ballrooms of Mars - T. Rex (4:08)
  14. 14 Those Who Can't Do.... (0:41)
  15. 15 My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg) - No Vacancy (3:53)
  16. 16 T.V. Eye - Wylde Ratttz (5:22)
  17. 17 It's a Long Way to the Top - School of Rock (5:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Black Vocals, Group Member
Kevin Clark Group Member
Joey Gaydos Group Member
Ruth McCartney Group Member
Rebecca Brown Group Member
Aleisha Allen Group Member
Robert Tsai Group Member
Caitlin Hale Group Member
Maryam Hassan Group Member
Technical Credits
Jack Bruce Composer
Stevie Nicks Composer
Jimmy Page Composer, Producer
Robert Plant Composer
Pete Townshend Composer
The Who Producer
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
John Densmore Composer
Marc Bolan Composer
Bon Scott Composer
Ron Asheton Composer
Scott Asheton Composer
Jean Beauvoir Composer, Producer
Jack Black Producer
Pete Brown Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
George Drakoulias Producer
Warren Fitzgerald Composer
Don Fleming Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Felix Pappalardi Producer
Joey Ramone Composer
Dee Dee Ramone Composer
Paul Rothchild Producer
Tony Visconti Producer
Angus Young Composer
Malcolm Young Composer
Danny Bramson Executive Soundtrack Producer
Randall Poster Producer
Craig Wedren Composer
Craig Kallman Executive Soundtrack Producer
Richard Linklater Producer
Ruth McCartney Instrumentation
Scott Rudin Producer
Ron Shapiro Executive Soundtrack Producer
Mike White Composer
Sammy James Jr. Composer
Patrick Carney Composer, Producer
Dan Auerbach Composer
Pedro Ferreira Producer
Justin Hawkins Composer
Frankie Poullain Composer
Dan Hawkins Composer
James Osterberg Composer
Robby Krieger Composer
Dave Alexander Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rock on

    There are many artist. The title of the album is School of Rock. THe music is rock music. the track that I like is " It's along way to the top. I like that song because you can Rock on.I will give it 4 stars because it is weird sometimes. I think that you can recommed the album. The worst song ever is "Immigrant Song," because it hurts my head and it also gives me a really bad headache.

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