(ed:..they have long been sneered at by the ‘cool’ folks – but i have long been a fan of the well-put-together movie-soundtrack that is a mix of well-picked ditties from all over..)
1992’s crop of soundtracks set the tone for the decade’s future movie music blockbusters and cultural evolution.
Very quietly the ‘Wayne’s World’ soundtrack album also celebrated its 25th birthday in February.
Like the movie this record was a runaway success – spending two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and going platinum by April 1992.
And the soundtrack too celebrates exuberant rock ‘n’ roll – with its selection of hair metal icons (Cinderella – BulletBoys) swaggering hard rockers (Rhino Bucket – Red Hot Chili Peppers) and classic rock curios (Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Foxyy Lady’ Gary Wright’s ‘Dream Weaver’).
Tia Carrere – the actress who plays Myers’ love interest in the movie also throws in a snarling cover of the Sweet’s ‘Ballroom Blitz’.
In hindsight the ‘Wayne’s World’ soundtrack is a stubborn reminder of two things.