19 Songs

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.”

TITLE TIME
4:03
2 3:42
3 4:07
4 3:04
5 2:19
6 3:45
7 3:49
8 2:13
9 3:15
10 4:25
11 3:41
12 3:36
13 3:05
14 3:28
15 3:04
16 3:24
17 4:42
18 2:54
19 3:54

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