19 Songs, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Many credit the soundtrack for 1982’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High to be the first great rock ‘n’ roll-based soundtrack of the ‘80s (on par with Heavy Metal at least) with contributions by Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and Don Felder. Fast Times leans harder on pop — most notably with its infectious opening hit single “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. Paying tribute to the iconic checkerboard, waffle-treaded, slip-on Vans shoes gracing the cover (and the feet of Sean Penn’s character Jeff Spicoli), Joe Walsh follows with the slick boogie of “Waffle Stomp” before Ravyns “Raised On Radio” provides a nugget that’s equal parts classic-rock and power-pop. Although the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” is curiously absent (it punctuated the teen scene at Ridgemont Mall), their Farfisa organ-laden “Speeding” turns up before Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” cooks up some tasty rock. Hagar recalls his Heavy Metal title-track with a similarly heavy “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Many credit the soundtrack for 1982’s Fast Times At Ridgemont High to be the first great rock ‘n’ roll-based soundtrack of the ‘80s (on par with Heavy Metal at least) with contributions by Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks and Don Felder. Fast Times leans harder on pop — most notably with its infectious opening hit single “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. Paying tribute to the iconic checkerboard, waffle-treaded, slip-on Vans shoes gracing the cover (and the feet of Sean Penn’s character Jeff Spicoli), Joe Walsh follows with the slick boogie of “Waffle Stomp” before Ravyns “Raised On Radio” provides a nugget that’s equal parts classic-rock and power-pop. Although the Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” is curiously absent (it punctuated the teen scene at Ridgemont Mall), their Farfisa organ-laden “Speeding” turns up before Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know (Spicoli’s Theme)” cooks up some tasty rock. Hagar recalls his Heavy Metal title-track with a similarly heavy “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

93 Ratings

93 Ratings

An Audio Time Capsule

jenscarbie,

I loved the movie when I was a very young teen. It had everything, stoners, geeks, freaks, chicks who really dug carrots and the boy who really loved Phoebe's bazoombas. The songs on this CD bring the the memories of the movie and that time back all over again. I wonder if those actors ever went on do to anything else,especially that Spicoli dude. *grins*

Totally awesome

Mom24Babes,

Great album, brings back memories from a tubular time!

Rock on!!

Pod4736,

This movie totally frickin rules!! One of the best movies of ALL TIME!! Spacolli rules!!

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