Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Various Artists - Risky Business soundtrack (1984)


Note: this release was originally purchased as an LP, later replaced by a CD.

It's a strange mix for sure: Krautrock pioneers Tangerine Dream alongside Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters alongside Phil Collins, Bob Seger alongside Prince. It's like listening to an '80s version of a Jack FM radio station.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: I like the Tangerine Dream tracks (how could you not like pieces titled Guido the Killer Pimp or subtitled Get Off the Babysitter?). Jeff Beck's The Pump and Muddy Waters singing Mannish Boy are classics along with In the Air Tonight. The Prince cut D.M.S.R. is fun, but the Journey contribution After The Fall is pretty bad, even by Journey's mid-'80s standards. I don't particularly like Old Time Rock and Roll but I can't imagine the soundtrack for this movie without it.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Not so much a memory of the music, but of the movie. I saw this movie in 1983 at Bay Cinema 4 with one of my high school friends, either Craig or his brother Brett. His mother and 10-year-old sister sat a few rows behind us. It was more than a little uncomfortable and awkward. It has been quite a while since I've seen this film. Maybe I should revisit "The adventures of a model son."

1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't you just know it? I featured this film on Friday Hideaway Film Fest earlier this year. Now that the movie is on blu-ray at a cheap-ish price, you should pick it up and share it with your two model sons.

    Just last week, I was marathoning Moonlighting episodes from Sesson One and I noticed one of the pieces of music as being from Risky Business: it was "Guido The Killer Pimp".

    The title of the episode was "Brother, Can You Spare A Blonde?"

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