13 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This soundtrack from one of the best and most underrated rock ’n’ roll movies of all time reflects, with unbridled joy, a time when rock could still drive parents and teachers mad. Of course lots of great Ramones songs are here (including a live medley recorded at The Roxy in L.A.), since the band starred in the 1979 movie. This soundtrack also features killer cuts from Eddie & The Hot Rods (the pub-rock rave-up “Teenage Depression”), Alice Cooper (“School’s Out,” natch!), Brownsville Station (the original “Smokin’ in the Boys Room”), Devo (the spazz classic “Come Back Jonee”), Nick Lowe (the great “So It Goes”), and The Paley Brothers backed by The Ramones (Richie Valens’ “C’mon Let’s Go”). The Ed Stasium–produced version of “Rock ’n’ Roll High School” here features a Phil Spector remix (as opposed to the rerecorded version on The Ramones’ End of the Century album). You also get ’70s pinup actress P.J. Soles (Stripes, Halloween) fronting The Ramones on yet another version of “Rock ’N’ Roll High School,” while Brian Eno’s ambient treatise “Energy Fools the Magician” is the requisite soundtrack curveball.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This soundtrack from one of the best and most underrated rock ’n’ roll movies of all time reflects, with unbridled joy, a time when rock could still drive parents and teachers mad. Of course lots of great Ramones songs are here (including a live medley recorded at The Roxy in L.A.), since the band starred in the 1979 movie. This soundtrack also features killer cuts from Eddie & The Hot Rods (the pub-rock rave-up “Teenage Depression”), Alice Cooper (“School’s Out,” natch!), Brownsville Station (the original “Smokin’ in the Boys Room”), Devo (the spazz classic “Come Back Jonee”), Nick Lowe (the great “So It Goes”), and The Paley Brothers backed by The Ramones (Richie Valens’ “C’mon Let’s Go”). The Ed Stasium–produced version of “Rock ’n’ Roll High School” here features a Phil Spector remix (as opposed to the rerecorded version on The Ramones’ End of the Century album). You also get ’70s pinup actress P.J. Soles (Stripes, Halloween) fronting The Ramones on yet another version of “Rock ’N’ Roll High School,” while Brian Eno’s ambient treatise “Energy Fools the Magician” is the requisite soundtrack curveball.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
DLNorton7762 ,

A MUST..!

Everything about this is awesome. A must see and listen. I have the vinyl autographed by PJ Soles herself, a sweet gal..good people.

Creencreation ,

PJ forever!

PJ is dynamite in this movie and her take on the title track trumps the original. Classic movie, great soundtrack, and Devo's best song!

1BSO ,

Best Matzo Ball Soup Ever !

About 5 years before Joey Ramone passed away, we were having
Hanukkah dinner at my sister's house. Joey was looking a little under the weather, but he put his spoon in the bowl of soup I had placed before him. In about 2 minutes he looked up at me and said, " Brian, that is the best matzo ball soup ever ! "

All the punk rockers miss you, Joey ! Rock and Roll High School
and the genius of the Ramones will live on for generations to come !

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