A new volume.
I am thinking seriously to reach the dozen and stop.
Depends on popular demand...
If you like it: Express Yourself, if you don't: Express Yourself.
Your comments, thoughts, suggestions are welcome...
01 - Damn Yankees
Bonestripper [Nothing But Trouble] 1991
I love Damn Yankees, easily in my top 25 favorite bands of all time.
This song is one of many recorded for the 3rd album that still remains unreleased.
Registered DY trademark sound, great rocker.
02 - Joseph Williams
Kids From Queens [Tony N' Tina's Wedding] 2007
A Broadway musical, filmed in 2004 but only released in USA 3 years after.
The movie soundtrack was commissioned to the super talented Joey Carbone, always providing interesting compositions.
This song has great pulse, very well performed by the ex-TOTO Joseph Williams.
03 - Rick Bowles
Baby Lied [Neon Maniacs] 1986
Soundtrack never released.
Bowles' track embraces all the classic AOR elements we love, a great feeling.
I love this song.
04 - Sue Saad
She's A Fire [Radioactive Dreams] 1985
Very rare OST only released in Germany on vinyl.
Contains 3 tracks by Sue Saad and this is the fameless of all, mid 80's AOR filled with bombastic drums.
05 - Alan Thicke
Thicke Of The Night [Thicke Of The Night] 1984
'Thicke Of the Night' was a midnight canadian TV talk show, hosted by Alan Thicke, who is also a musician, and recorded the show main title song.
Penned by the brilliant duo David Foster / Jay Graydon, this track is a wonderful example of pure AOR in the best strain.
Only released on vinyl single. Super!
06 - Eddie Ray Wolfe
Fight Fire With Fire [American Ninja 4] 1990
Another OST never released.
Tremendous climatic AOR tune with all the 'action song' mystique.
Ripped by me from VHS, stereo.
07 - 3 Speed
Back On The Street [Voyage Of The Rock Aliens] 1987
This band has a particular story, you can read it in the AOR TREASURES VOL. 4 post.
Last song known from them, just for this soundtrack.
Hard to find disc.
08 - Nancy Wilson
All For Love [Say Anything] 1989
Beautiful melody composed by the less famous of the Wilson sisters (HEART), but actually she has always been the band's musical brain.
Very well played by Nancy, both vocal and guitar.
09 - David Hallyday
Different Destinations [Baywatch TV] 1992
Baywatch TV series has given rise to many AOR artists between different seasons.
This is one which did not appeared in any official OST.
Aired in episode 20; "The Big Spill", 2nd season, 1992.
10 - Romeo's Daughter
Heaven In The Backseat (movie mix) [A Nightmare On Elm Street 5] 1989
Romeo's Daughter should be much bigger, they had a lot quality and taste.
This is the 'movie mix' for the film that runs 3:55. Not the same appeared in the 1st disc of the band.
Produced by John 'Mutt' Lange, a bit Def Leppard sounding with female vocals, isn't it?
11 - Lita Ford
Black Leather Heart [Edgeplay] 2004
Edgeplay is a movie about The Runaways' history and career, which Lita was a founder member.
After years without going to a studio, she has recorded this song especially for this movie.
12 - Rocky Burnette
Perfect Crime [Speed Zone] 1989
Film also known as "Cannonball Run II".
This one is a 60's type rock'n'roll with 80's AOR production, featuring a strong synth bass.
The promotional video clip for the movie playing this track is fantastic, featuring a beautiful Lamborghini Countach.
Couldn't be more eighties...
13 - Big Island
Fighting For You [Sons Of Steel] 1989
Australian Movie OST which was recorded by members of Rose Tattoo and Black Alice, both bands from the land of oz.
Tracks mainly in hard rock style, this is the most AOR with a chorus that sticks to your ears.
Just released in Australia.
14 - Bezerk
Stockholmsnatt [Stockholmsnatt] 1987
Another oddity is this swedish production, featuring local bands, vinyl edition, released only in Scandinavia by Grammofon AB label.
The group Bezerk provides several tracks here, I've chosen the 'main title', a singular song.
15 - LA Rocks (J.S.Soto)
Heart Of The Fire [Rich Girl] 1985
Never released soundtrack, in any format.
A pity, since enlists excellent tunes by the band LA Rocks, at that time with Jeff Scott Soto as lead vocalist.
This is my fav track from the movie, a tape rip.
16 - Tuesday Night
Nightmare [A Nightmare On Elm Street 4] 1988
Song featured in the film, but never ended in the official soundtrack tracklist.
Totally 80's, you may even hear Freddy Krueger's razor blade fingers...
Ripped from VHS, stereo.
17 - Clue In The Crew
The Sound Of Fear [Zombi 3] 1988
Italian movie directed by the horror B-movie master, Lucio Fulci.
Very rare OST only released in Europe, alternating score tunes with some songs performed by the 'virtual band' Clue In The Crew, a local session musicians venture.
Weird mixing and curious stereo panning.
18 - Dr. Starr
Passion Fix [Beach Balls] 1988
Another very hard to find soundtrack, only released on vinyl.
It comprises hard 'n heavy bands, mostly unknown, being Dr. Starr the best in my opinion.
This group retains raving fans even today, constantly writing comments into their myspace.
19 - Max Carl & Marcy Levy
Come And Follow Me [Short Circuit] 1986
Carl (former 38 Special) composed several songs for feature films, many of them performed by himself.
On this occasion a duet with Marcy Levy (later known as Marcella Detroit), end credits song from Short Circuit.
A typical lovely sweetened movie melody.
20 - David Foster
Stealing Home [Stealing Home] 1989
Perhaps the best instrumental composed (and performed) by Foster for a film, anthemic and vigorous.
I really like very much the guitar-sax duel in this song.
+ 70 min, artwork.
Note: most of tracks are vinyl-only release and very rare, all were cleaned, decrackled and declicked to get the best quality possible.
AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.11