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Episode 37: Flashdance

Episode 37: Flashdance

July 2, 2020

It's one of the biggest movie soundtracks of all time. It's the quintessential movie of the MTV generation. It's one of the most parodied dance sequences ever made. It's every 80s style and fad boiled down into one smoking hot package. It's FLASHDANCE!

Join us this week as we discuss the soundtrack, an album featuring tons of 80s synthpop, a song that sounds copyright infringingly close to "Call Me" by Blondie, and a song that may or may not have been originally written about a serial killer. We've got Irene Cara, Donna Summer, Joe Esposito, Giorgio Moroder, used hamburgers and a whole lot more!

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Episode 36: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Episode 36: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

June 10, 2020

Welcome back, our most excellent friends! If you're like us, you're desperate for words of wisdom and comfort in these trying times. Now seems like the perfect time to dive into Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure! These two may not be the sharpest knives in the drawer, but their dedication to being excellent to each other and partying on is something we can all aspire to right now.

As for the soundtrack, well, if you ever wondered why grunge killed off hair metal so quickly, you need look no further than this album. It's wall to wall hair metal bands in a stiff competition to see who could sound the most like Van Halen. We've got Extreme, Shark Island, Astral Crown, Tora Tora, Tower Pool, and more! (Can you pick out the names I just made up?)

So put on your wraparound shades, have a pudding cup, and let's get rocking!

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Episode 35: Homestar Runner

Episode 35: Homestar Runner

May 21, 2020

This week we're taking a break from movies to discuss a cartoon series near and dear to our hearts. This week's episode is dedicated to the internet's own HOMESTAR RUNNER!

Created by Matt and Mike Chapman, Homestar Runner has been delighting viewers for twenty years and counting. If you went to college in the early 2000s, there's a good chance you're familiar with at least a couple of these tunes. We've chosen ten songs that highlight what the series does so well, from Weird Al-esque genre pastiches to catchy pop jingles to homespun techno beats. These guys can do it all. So grab yourself a cold one and join us as we salute The Brothers Chaps!

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Episode 34: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Episode 34: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

May 7, 2020

We return to the world of Kevin Smith this week with the soundtrack to 2001's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! In Jay and Silent Bob's "final" adventure, Smith called in all his favors and created a madcap Hollywood sendup featuring dozens of celebrity cameos, movie parodies and insults hurled directly at the audience.

This movie came out right before 9/11, and boy can you feel it. The soundtrack features 90s holdovers like Marcy Playground and Stroke 9, 80s hits from Bon Jovi, Run DMC and Morris Day & The Time, and some more modern songs that, quite frankly, have aged like shit.

If you're like Libby, you look back on these shenanigans fondly. And if you're anything like Joe, you look back at this and die of embarrassment. Either way, you're in for a wild ride. So go steal a monkey and come join us!

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Episode 33: There’s Something About Mary

Episode 33: There’s Something About Mary

April 16, 2020

This week we return to our series on the Farrelly Bros with the soundtrack to their 1998 smash hit There's Something About Mary! It's a big, bawdy grossout comedy masquerading as a rom-com, with lots of outdated gags and a mean streak a mile wide. It's also still holds up surprisingly well, with a soundtrack to match.

On this episode we get into artists such as Joe Jackson, The Push Stars, The Lemonheads, Ivy, The Dandy Warhols, and more! And yes, we discuss that song. You know the one. You're humming it right now. Don't even try to hide it... Anyway, come join us!

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Episode 32: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

Episode 32: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

April 3, 2020

Tis the season for proms and high school reunions, so what better time to revisit the 1997 yearbook flashback Romy & Michele's High School Reunion? Just like The Wedding Singer, this album is loaded up with more 80s pop staples than we can count. (Well, there's only eleven songs on the album, but you know what I mean.) We've got Tears for Fears, The Vapors, Culture Club, and three—count 'em!—three appearances from The Go-Gos and Belinda Carlisle. And this isn't even the only soundtrack that came from this film!

Which songs belong on this soundtrack? Which ones feel extremely out of place? And which ones trigger long lost memories best left on the cutting room floor? There's only one way to find out, so hop in and let's get rockin'!

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Episode 31: Mortal Kombat

Episode 31: Mortal Kombat

March 25, 2020

This week, Joe has been left to his own devices, so he wrangled his Christmas Creeps co-host Johnny-5 to discuss the biggest video-game-movie soundtrack they could find: MORTAL KOMBAT!

This album landed square in the middle of the 90s, where new age, techno and heavy metal were all having kind of a moment. The album goes about half-and-half on the techno and metal, featuring such artists as KMFDM, Orbital, Gravity Kills, Geezer Butler and more!

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Episode 30: 90s Soundtrack Covers

Episode 30: 90s Soundtrack Covers

March 12, 2020

And we're back! On this episode, we bring you a collection of cover songs featured in 90s movie soundtracks! The 90s were a big decade for people deciding it would be fun to take classic songs, record their own versions, and slap them on movies that absolutely did not need them. Sometimes they're fantastic! But then sometimes they're absolutely the worst.

Our list this week brings you everything from White Zombie covering KC and the Sunshine Band to one of the most beautiful Beatles covers ever recorded, and there's a whooole lot going on in between! So crack open a cold one and come join the party!

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Episode 29: Nine 1/2 Weeks

Episode 29: Nine 1/2 Weeks

February 13, 2020

Valentine's Day is upon us, so let's take a dip into the psychosexual waters of the mid-80s with the 1986 sex romp Nine 1/2 Weeks. Kim Basinger plays the somewhat naïve, somewhat frigid art exhibitor Elizabeth, and Bruce Willis Mickey Rourke plays John, a Wall Street suit with some very particular kinks. Over the course of nine and a half weeks, the two share a love affair full of blindfolds, back alley dalliances and lots and lots of foodplay.

As for the soundtrack? We have singles from Corey Hart and Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, Eurythmics doing what they do best, an odd cover song by Devo, and Joe Cocker singing over perhaps the best striptease scene ever committed to film. So cozy up with your special someone and get ready for some hot, steamy mood music...

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Episode 28: Dumb and Dumber

Episode 28: Dumb and Dumber

January 23, 2020

Saddle up, partners! This week we're piling into the old sheepdog-mobile as we discuss the soundtrack to Dumb and Dumber! 1994 was Jim Carrey's breakout year, and this film solidified him as a comedy force to be reckoned with. It's also wildly problematic and many of the jokes have not aged well. C'est la vie.

However... The soundtrack to Dumb and Dumber is secretly brilliant! It features an all-time classic cover from Crash Test Dummies, as well as some true jangle-pop bangers from Pete Droge, The Sons and The Gigolo Aunts. We've also got Echobelly, The Proclaimers, and whatever the hell it is Green Jelly thinks they're doing... It's another fascinating snapshot of the rock-pop landscape of the mid-nineties.

So join us as we embark on a multi-part journey through the soundtracks of the Farrelly Brothers!

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