Cons: Some mediocre stuff you wonder where it came from
The Bottom Line: Good CD if you like 80s music, and of course, track #6.
For the longest time after seeing The Lost Boys I wanted to hear the soundtrack. I liked People are Strange and I especially had what you might call a fixation on whatever song had the chorus singing near the end after the outcome of Michael and Davids fight (Kiefer Sutherland was a cutie, by the way too bad he was a bit psycho). Years later, here I am, thanks to InterLibrary Loan power. Awesome. Ready for some 80s goodness?
1.) Good Times by INXS; Jimmy Barnes 3:52 A good way to start things off with a quick, chuggin beat. Good for dancing everybody get footloose! Oh wait, sorry, wrong movie. In which case I dont know how this gets into the movie, but its still a pretty good song. This is something I could easily see my friends and I rocking out to in the car, windows down, as we drove to a club to dance. Rockin guitar and snazzy piano are just a few of the ingredients that give this song its Good Times power.
2.) Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys) by Lou Gramm 6:36 Longer than Id originally thought (I listened to this CD without paying attention to the length and the song was ending by the time I thought, Hmm this song is kinda long.), its pretty basic. The same beat throughout, as well as many of the lyrics, after a while they just sort of repeat, but since its a good beat and a foot-tapping sound, you can easily forget that the song isnt over yet.
3.) Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me by Roger Daltrey 6:11 A little less rocker ok, more like softer rock (after all, we are still in the late 80s) complete with drum intervals and a lead singer who has an echo effect going on. Plenty of backup singers and trumpets for the main chorus, you can chill to this song like you would any other soft rock song.
4.) Laying Down the Law by INXS; Jimmy Barnes 4:29 Casual rock I guess you could say. A song where Im not sure where it fits in the movie, but still something you could enjoy if you like 80s rock. Also easily forgettable (probably why you dont hear it often on the radio stations).
5.) People Are Strange by Echo & the Bunnymen 3:39 Wasnt this done by The Doors first? Whatever the case, its a good version of the song, complete with vibrating notes and a low voice singing about how people are strange when youre a stranger. True enough. One of those songs that if you havent heard it yet, you should. Surprisingly minimalist yet very effective.
6.) Cry Little Sister (Theme from The Lost Boys) by Gerard McMann 4:47 Definitely the best song on the soundtrack, slow and hey, my favorite part (aside from Gerards very nice vocals), a chorus; young boys singing in unison in this case. The CD booklet isnt giving me any info about them. That chorus at the end of the movie (aww, poor Kiefer Sutherland) was actually the main reason Ive been trying to get this soundtrack. Loved it. And now that Ive got the whole thing, I love it even more. I think Ive played this song 10 or more times already. No joke. Dont forget that mean organ near the 3 minute mark.
7.) Power Play by Eddie & The Tide 3:39 So I still dont get if this song is about sports or the lyrics are a huge metaphor for love. I vote for sports and I start to wonder just where this song was/fits into the movie. I dont remember. Its kind of a weird song in that respect. Hey, can I get some more of that cowbell while were at it? And dont forget the saxophone. Its kind of catchy but still kind of weird.
8.) I Still Believe by Tim Capello 4:52 I swear there is a part in this song where the saxophone sounds like a monkey. Aside from that its a pretty basic 80s style song. But its pretty good; catchy, got some high points, and I like that sparkly-synth stuff.
9.) Beauty Has Her Way by Mummy Calls 3:58 I like this one because its so different. Beauty sounds a lot like a vampire herself actually Its a little mellower (as in not so much rock and roll guitar or thudding drums) and a lot more synth-sort of stuff going on unless its electric piano or something similar your usual 80s experimentation I guess. The chorus is the best, because the rest is sort of bare with just a bit of bass and drumming as the lead sings. With her hooks in your face ok now that just sounds plain painful.
10.) To the Shock of Miss Louise by Thomas Newman 1:24 Nothing like some freaky carnival-style music to give me the creepy-crawlies. I find myself suddenly surrounded by Thomas Newman (I got the Finding Nemo soundtrack before ordering this one), but this is not your typical Newman, Ill tell you that. Its weird and like sharp colorful glass falling in front of you. Carnival-style music has always weirded me out, and though this is short, its enough to do the job.
It isnt a super-fantastic soundtrack, not quite like Id hoped, but its still pretty good. Im sure other people will like it more than myself. Ive already cut out tracks 7 and 10 from my playlist and Im sure more will go before Im done. The songs arent bad but obviously they werent really great either, which is why you dont hear them often on classic rock stations and such. Of course it does fall to personal preference in the end, as Ive never heard Cry Little Sister on the radio and I love that song.
If you liked the movie, feel free to get the soundtrack. It isnt anything that will knock your socks off, but it still might be something fun for you to listen to. Does make you want to watch the movie again though
A little listening music VARIOUS ARTISTS THE LOST BOYS SOUNDTRACK This is really the first time I have reviewed a cd that is not rap/hip hop related, but I love the movie so much I felt that I should review the soundtrack and add a rock type of music review to my review list. So with out further a due 1.GOOD TIMES-this is a nice bouncy energetic song, with … more
Song List: Disc 1 1. Good Times - INXS/Jimmy Barnes 2. Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys) - Lou Gramm 3. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Roger Daltrey 4. Laying Down the Law - INXS/Jimmy Barnes 5. People Are Strange - Echo & The Bunnymen 6. Cry Little Sister (Theme From the Lost Boys) - Gerard McMann 7. Power Play - Eddie & The Tide 8. I Still Believe - Tim Capello 9. Beauty Has Her Way - Mummy Calls 10. To the Shock of Miss Louise - Thomas Newman