The Lost Boys [Original Soundtrack]
Joel Schumacher's 1987 film The Lost Boys capitalized on a temporary lull in horror movies in the late '80s and created a heavily music-video-influenced vampire homage with enough campy humor, heavy metal costumes, and hunky stars to put a fresh spin on the genre. An amusing piece of eye candy spiked by a few creepy moments, the movie, in typical '80s style, relies heavily on the soundtrack to bolster its emotional core. The soundtrack, like the film, works great on the surface -- but don't go much deeper. A mix of covers and bombastic '80s pop originals, the songs work best when they concentrate on the horror factor. Echo & the Bunnymen turn in an excellent cover of the Doors' "People Are Strange" that has a bouncier, more melodic touch than the original. Jimmy Barnes and INXS' "Good Times" is an energetic rocker used to personify the party-hardy SoCal atmosphere of the film. The strongest song is the movie's theme, "Cry Little Sister," a goth-influenced midtempo ballad. Singer Gerald McMann's pained phrasing and creepy lyrics, and a chilling chorus sung by what sounds like disembodied children, exemplify the best parts of the movie and the soundtrack.
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Performance CreditsRoger Daltrey Track Performer
Echo & the Bunnymen Track Performer
Eddie & The Tide Track Performer
Lou Gramm Vocals,Track Performer
INXS Track Performer
Jimmy Barnes Track Performer
Tim Cappello Track Performer
Thomas Newman Track Performer
Gerard McMann Track Performer
Mummy Calls Track Performer
Echo Track Performer
Technical CreditsRoger Daltrey Contributor
Echo & the Bunnymen Contributor
Eddie & The Tide Contributor
Lou Gramm Producer,Contributor
Gary LeMel Executive Producer
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer,Producer
BA Robertson Producer,Contributor
John Densmore Composer
Jimmy Barnes Contributor
Bob Clearmountain Remixing
Beau Hill Producer
Michael Mainieri Producer
Thomas Newman Producer,Contributor
Mark Opitz Producer
Hugh Padgham Producer
Richie Zito Producer,Contributor
Gerard McMann Producer,Contributor
Mummy Calls Contributor
Bruce Martin Producer
Joel Schumacher Producer
Tim Cappelio Contributor
Chris Thomas Remixing
Richard Steinberg Executive Producer
Pat Moran Producer
Robby Krieger Composer
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The Soundtrack is a major part of any movie. The music set's the mood , or embody's the spirit, of the most important scenes. The Lost Boys is a classic. I'll always have a copy of both the movie and the soundtrack. I wore out my first copy of both, and have replaced them when necessary. Never tire of this music, barely a song in the soundtrack I don't love. Cry Little Sister, Lost in the Shadows, and People are Strange are my favorites. Laying Down the Law, Still Believe, Good Times, and Power Play are also great. Lost Boys Forever.
Sexy, bold, powerful, funky - must have. Broke my last one, had a hard time finding this in stores. Great background music for making sculptures, art, or... whatever.
I can't say anything more than this is one of my favorite soundtracks of the early 90's, though in my mind it is an 80's soundtrack. It's not spectacular and is a close winner to the pump up the volume soundtrack!
this album and movie were and is still the greatest ever. brings back the greatest memories when the boardwalk meant a little something different back then.... listen and watch it.
This movie rocks and so does the soundtrack! My favorite is "I still believe" Most people will say how 80's cheesy the soundtrack is but I say that it's not cheesy it's got that 1980's flair that will never come back and all us fans cherish it!!!!