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Breakfast Club [Original Soundtrack]
     

The Breakfast Club [Original Soundtrack]

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Any fan of John Hughes or '80s teen culture remembers the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club for one reason: Simple Minds' stone classic "Don't You (Forget About Me)." One of the few new wave songs that could seriously be called an anthem, the song made an indelible

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Any fan of John Hughes or '80s teen culture remembers the soundtrack to The Breakfast Club for one reason: Simple Minds' stone classic "Don't You (Forget About Me)." One of the few new wave songs that could seriously be called an anthem, the song made an indelible impression on an entire generation, which is no exaggeration for many Gen-Xers. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is the sound of the mid-'80s, without exception. Too bad it's the only memorable thing about the soundtrack. The remainder of the record is either devoted to '80s artifacts -- there's really no other word for leftovers from Wang Chung or songs by Karla DeVito, Jesse Johnson, and Elizabeth Daily, or forgettable instrumentals by Keith Forsey. Ironically, the very fact that the soundtrack is disposable makes it all the more a time capsule and thereby interesting, but don't expect to be blown away by anything outside of Simple Minds' undisputed masterpiece. By the way, nothing is more emblematic of the Reagan era than the fact that a worthy band became famous -- in fact, synonymous -- for a song they didn't write.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0075021329423
catalogNumber:
3294
Rank:
22071

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Performance Credits

Jesse Johnson   Guitar,Track Performer
Simple Minds   Track Performer
Wang Chung   Track Performer
Karla DeVito   Track Performer
Keith Forsey   Synthesizer,Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Joyce Kennedy   Track Performer
E.G. Daily   Track Performer
Arthur Barrow   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Gary Chang   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Merry Clayton   Background Vocals
Steve Goldstein   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Craig Hull   Guitar
Craig Krampf   Drums
Curt Neishloss   Guitar
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Steve Schiff   Bass,Guitar
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Ed Alton   Bass
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Bob Getter   Bass

Technical Credits

Keith Forsey   Composer,Producer
David Anderle   Producer
Niko Bolas   Engineer
Gary Chang   Producer
Dave Concors   Engineer
Michael Frondelli   Engineer
Steve Goldstein   Producer
Mick Guzauski   Engineer
David Raksin   Composer
Brian Reeves   Engineer
Steve Schiff   Composer
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction

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The Breakfast Club 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is fantastic! This movie is one of my favorite movies, and this CD is too! IT has all these wonderful 80's tunes and how one could listen to this CD and not like it is beyond me. Buy this CD today, or "I'm cracking skulls." -Rich the guy who watches over them in detention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago