[no artwork as of now, but I will implore someone to come up with a piece of cover art to use for the blog. You will have my humbe gratitude if you do.]
"From the Back of the Drawer" is my attempt at creating a blog compilation album,. using bits and pieces of albums that may be future releases as well as stuff that would never get released otherwise. Here's a track by track rundown:
1. Do You Want to Be a Hero? - Jon Anderson (from "Biggles: Adventures in Time"): Standard 80s pop. Nothing special, but enjoyable.
2. Somewhere in Time Theme - John Barry (from "Somewhere in Time"): One of the most beautiful movie themes ever put to paper. Take my word for it.
3. Main Link - Jerry Goldsmith (from "Link"): The unconventional main title theme from the 1986 horror flick. Goldsmith is a music god, and this track is no exception.
4. Almost Unreal - Roxette (from "Super Mario Bros."): A great pop tune from the pop duo (yes, the name threw me off too). Trivia: was originally supposed to be used in the Disney flick "Hocus Pocus," but was used in SMB instead for unknown reasons.
5. Come and Follow Me - Max Carl and Marcy Levy (from "Short Circuit"): Another great pop tune from the 80s (what has happened to music now?).
6. Kuffs Theme - Harold Faltermeyer (from "Kuffs"): It sounds like a combo of the theme for "Fletch" and "Beverly Hills Cop," but any Faltermeyer is better than no Faltermeyer at all.
7. Bad Taste - The Remnants (from "Bad Taste"): The cheesy theme for the ultimate cheesy (but darkly funny) gorefest from Peter Jackson.
8. We Fight for Love - Power Station (from "Commando"): The awesome and very 80s end credits song from one of the greatest cheesy action flicks of all time. "Let off some steam, Bennett."
9. Critter Skitter - David Newman (from "Critters"): The end credits music from the comedy monster flick. The music is catchy, and I often find myself humming it on most days.
10. Dream Warriors - Dokken (from "A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"): It's f**king Dokken! Do I need to say more?
11. Heaven is One Step Away - Eric Clapton (from "Back to the Future"): Another catchy, hummable 80s tune.
12. Together in Electric Dreams - Giorgio Moroder and Phillip Oakey (from "Electric Dreams"): A song that really cheers me up when I am down. One of the best (and most unknown) songs to come out of the 80s.
13. I Don't Want To Live Without You - Greg Tripp (from "Kuffs"): A song from the early 90s that wouldn't be out of place on a "Monster Ballads" album. Still good, though.
14. Gremlins... Mega Madness - Michael Sembello (from "Gremlins"): An 80s dance tune from the singer of "Maniac." Used very brifely in "Gremlins."
15. Hearts on Fire - John Cafferty (from "Rocky IV"): The famous tune from "Rocky IV" which has been spoofed numerous times (most notably on "Family Guy").
16. Hideous Mutant Freekz - Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Laswell (from "Freaked"): From a movie with an already wildy eclectic soundtrack comes this great Funkadelic piece that sums up the plot of the cult film.
17. I'm Gonna Be Somebody - Jack Mack and the Heart Attack (from "Police Academy"): In the vein of "Hearts on Fire." Very catchy and a favorite of 80s fans.
18. Mercenary Man - David Knopfler (from "Laser Mission"): The so-cheesy-it's-good" song from the awful Brandon Lee DTV action flick.
19. The Darkest Side of the Night - Metropolis (from "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan"): The best thing about the movie, bar none.
20. Fool Me Again - Nicolette Larson (from "Arthur"): Hit 80s tune used to great effect in "Arthur." A favorite of many.
21. One Way Street - Go West (from "Rocky IV"): Another catchy and good Rocky tune.
22. Dead Heat - Phil Settle (from "Dead Heat"): The excellent end credits song from the zombie/buddy-cop comedy film. Wasn't even released on the official soundtrack LP (this is a DVD rip).
23. Suburbian Nigtmare - Sir Mix-a-Lot (from "Amos and Andrew"): The so-awful-it's-funny rap soing by one-hit wonder Sir Mix-a-Lot. Another movie song that gives a rundown on the plot of the film.
24. Radioactive Dreams - Sue Saad (from "Radioactive Dreams"): the theme song from the strange 1985 film from "Nemesis" director Albert Pyun.
25. Somewhere I Belong - Teddy Pendergrass (from "D.A.R.Y.L"): Cheesy but good and catachy 80s ballad.
26. Magic - The Cars (from "Click"): Any excuse to put this great song is a good one.
27. James Bond Jr. Theme (TV Theme): The theme to one of my fondest-remembered childhood TV shows. I won't hesitate to get this on DVD.
28. Remo's Theme (What If) - Tommy Shaw (from "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins..."): Tommy Shaw, with or without Styx, kicks all sorts of ass, as this song proves.
29. Without You -Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle (from "Leonard Part 6"): The only good thing about that piece of shit. Spliced ina minute of song that was missing on the commercial release of the song.