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Episode 16: My Fellow Americans

Episode 16: My Fellow Americans

July 18, 2019

On this week's episode, we want to share with our fellow Americans (and international friends) one of our favorite forgotten 90s comedies: My Fellow Americans! Two ex-presidents (Jack Lemmon and James Garner) go on the lam after a government cover-up leads to their attempted assassination, and the only way to save their skins is by taking a road trip to Ohio! That's right, it's another one of those movies. 

As for the soundtrack, we've got an eclectic mix of jazz oldies from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, classic rock from Elvis Presley and CCR, and a couple of real oddball cover songs! But how well does it represent the film? That's what we're here to find out.

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Episode 15: Will Smith Raps the Movies

Episode 15: Will Smith Raps the Movies

July 4, 2019

Once upon a time, Will Smith was the reigning king of the 4th of July movie weekend. And to accompany these huge blockbusters, Smith brought us some of the all-time great movie raps! This week we're taking you through his entire history, from New Line Cinema attempting to squash "A Nightmare on My Street" to Smith's late-90s heyday with Men in Black and Wild Wild West, and all the way to the present with this summer's Aladdin! We've got a lot of ground to cover, so come join the party and let's get rockin'!

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Episode 14: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Episode 14: Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

June 19, 2019

This week we're hitting the road like Sam and Max! Or rather, like Beavis and Butthead, because on this week's episode we're discussing Beavis and Butt-Head Do America! If you had told us twenty years ago that THIS would be one of the 90s' most enduring comedies, we might have laughed in your face. Or we might have said, "Yes! That rules!" Because, honestly? This movie still rules. It's held up far better than one would expect.

And the soundtrack is peak 1996. We've got the tail end of 70s nostalgia with Isaac Hayes riffing on his famous Shaft theme. We've got a truly odd track from the one and only Engelbert Humperdinck. We also have cuts from White Zombie, Rancid, a pre-Tragic Kingdom No Doubt, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers delivering one of the best damn cover songs ever. It's a wild ride, so buckle up and don't forget the TP!

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Episode 13: The Wedding Singer

Episode 13: The Wedding Singer

June 6, 2019

It's time to hit the dance floor, people! On this episode of the O/S/T Party, we aren't just covering the soundtrack to Adam Sandler's 1998 rom-com The Wedding Singer. This week we're discussing EVERY SONG IN THE FILM! When your film revolves around a down-on-his-luck wedding singer warbling out 80s jukebox hits and screaming at newlyweds, as well as tons of homages to the heyday of MTV, how could we not?

It's hard to remember a time when The Wedding Singer wasn't simply another stop along the 80s nostalgia railroad, but this film actually predates that trend by a couple of years. This soundtrack features megahits from The Police, Culture Club and Billy Idol, as well as staples from artists such as New Order, The Psychadelic Furs, Elvis Costello and more! Join us as we break down this soundtrack hit by neon-soaked hit!

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Episode 12: Godzilla ‘98

Episode 12: Godzilla ‘98

May 22, 2019

This week's episode is all about 1998's Godzilla, the summer blockbuster that proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that size doesn't actually matter. You would be hard pressed to find a movie soundtrack more 1998 than Godzilla: The Album. Featuring the likes of The Wallflowers, Jamiroquai, and Ben Folds Five, the soundtrack to Roland Emmerich's epic disaster is chock full of radio-friendly 90s rock, and also the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy shouting over a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir".

And then there's the movie, which is everything wrong with blockbuster filmmaking distilled into two hours of stupid. We get into all of it this week, as well as holding a Godzilla scream-off, make up our own Godzilla-themed song lyrics, and discuss why there's never been a bad cover of David Bowie's "Heroes".

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Episode 11: Earth Girls Are Easy

Episode 11: Earth Girls Are Easy

May 9, 2019

This week we invite you to sit back, relax and have a mental margarita as we discuss the soundtrack to 1989's Earth Girls Are Easy. This movie is a lot of things all at once. It's a bouncy 80s sex comedy; it's a parody of MTV-obsessed LA youth; it's a sci-fi film with a wacko retro-future aesthetic. It's also a showcase for Julie Brown's brand of humor and music, and man do we get a lot of that!

We've also got the B-52s! And Nile Rodgers! And Hall & Oates covering The O'Jays! This soundtrack is all over the place, but how does it all hang together? Join us as we sort it all out.

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Episode 10: 007 Countdown

Episode 10: 007 Countdown

April 19, 2019

To celebrate our tenth episode, we're counting down our top ten James Bond theme songs. For as many cliches and signatures as the James Bond series has invented and perfected over the years, one that everyone can get behind is its classic theme songs. Sometimes brassy and orchestral, other times painfully pop-oriented, there really is a James Bond theme for every taste. We're covering everything from Dr. No to Spectre and all points in between.

With over 50 years of history and 20+ songs to choose from, crafting this list was no easy task. But not only are we counting down our ten favorites, we'll also dig into our bottom five. That's what this week's show is all about: The cream of the crop and the worst of the worst. Will your favorite Bond song be represented here? There's only one way to find out...

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Episode 9: Repo Man

Episode 9: Repo Man

April 4, 2019

We're gonna have an O/S/T Party tonight, alright? Alright!

This week, we are joined by Niel Jacoby, cohost of the podcast Spall Talk, to discuss the soundtrack to Alex Cox's 1984 punk rock sci-fi opus REPO MAN!

Repo Man is a deeply strange film about punks repossessing cars, government conspiracies, alien life forms, and the soul-crushing nihilism of Reagan-era Los Angeles. On top of that, it's a film that wears its punk rock influence on its sleeve. With a theme song by Iggy Pop, and featuring 80s punk mainstays like Black Flag, Fear, and Suicidal Tendencies, this soundtrack is a crash course in the LA punk scene in the mid-80s. Thrash, hardcore, surf rock, new wave, etc. Repo Man has a little something for everyone.

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Episode 8: Top Gun

Episode 8: Top Gun

March 21, 2019

On this episode, we take to the skies to discuss the smash hit soundtrack to the most 80s movie ever made: TOP GUN! This soundtrack is full of hard-rockin', synth-wavin', oldie-croonin' radio cheese, so it's no wonder people bought it nine million times. Half the soundtrack barely even registers on this episode, because we're trapped in the thrall of Kenny Loggins, Giorgio Moroder, and Val Kilmer's perfectly chiseled everything.

Also we dig deep into the film's thinly-veiled subtext, and try to figure out why people still hold Maverick's exploits in such high regard. Come join us and let us know what you think!

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Episode 7: Tommy Boy

Episode 7: Tommy Boy

March 8, 2019

Holy Schnikes! Are you sick of the mid-90s yet or what?

This week on The O/S/T Party, we're hitting the road and jamming out to the soundtrack of 1995's TOMMY BOY! Our hosts agree that this is one of the great comedies of our time, and the soundtrack is secretly just as good. On top of some choice needledrops from REM and Dexy's Midnight Runners, we've got The Replacements' Paul Westerberg, a pre-City of Angels Goo Goo Dolls covering The Damned, Seven Day Diary, and a whole lot more!

So break out your most sarcastic David Spade impressions and join us on a wild ride through the world of Midwestern dad rock!

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