Exclusive Cassette Store Day 2016 reissue. Only 150 copies exist. American Laundromat Records Various Artists "High School Reunion: A Tribute to Those Great 80's Films!" Original Artists: Track 01: Jackson Browne (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) Track 02: The Plimsouls (Valley Girl) Track 03: Tom Petty (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) Track 04: The Vapors (Sixteen Candles) Track 05: Oingo Boingo (Weird Science) Track 06: Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club) Track 07: Peter Gabriel (Say Anything) Track 08: Thompson Twins (Sixteen Candles) Track 09: The Specials (Sixteen Candles).
Album · 2006 · 8 Songs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 500) Days of Summer (Music from the Motion Picture).
Needless to say, High School Reunion runs some huge risks. For one, the tribute is somewhat self-serving, featuring mainly artists who peaked during the 80s rather than newer, flashier groups paying their dues to their influences- in other words, if you wanted to bridge the generational gap here, look elsewhere.
One of the finest tribute records ever amassed! Let this serve as a blueprint for all future tribute sets" John D. Luerssen (All Music Guide) High School Reunion is an outstanding 20-song compilation featuring indie-rockers Frank Black (PIXIES), Matthew Sweet, John P. Strohm (Blake Babies/Lemonheads), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave), Lori McKenna, The Caulfield Sisters, The Dresden Dolls and so many more covering tracks from some. Paying homage to the music that characterized beloved films from the Reagan administration, national artists like Matthew Sweet and Frank Black do the impossible by rivaling the goodness of original versions of Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Iggy Pop's "Repo Ma. Elsewhere, Kristin Hersh does an intriguing read on Black's own Pixies staple "Wave of Mutilation," although the Dresden Dolls' chaotic rendering of "Pretty in Pink" has trouble measuring up.
The Commons on High School Reunion – A Tribute to Those Great 80's Films!. Signal 12 covered it on their album Aphonia. 3sic7s on their album 3sic7's. Yelawolf sampled it on his 2008 mixtape Stereo: A Hip-Hop Tribute to Classic Rock in the track "Stereo". The song "Paralyzer" by the band Finger Eleven quotes the guitar riff from the chorus
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2. A Million Miles Away.
|–John P. Strohm*||Somebody's Baby||3:22|
|–Dipsomaniacs||A Million Miles Away||3:40|
|–Matthew Sweet||American Girl||3:20|
|–Blank Pages||Turning Japanese||4:02|
|–The Bennies||Weird Science||3:02|
|–AM||Don't You (Forget About Me)||4:23|
|–Lori McKenna||In Your Eyes||4:06|
|–Kitty Hawk||If You Were Here||3:01|
|–Nova Social||Little Bitch||2:40|
|–The Modifiers||Love My Way||3:37|
|–The Atomic Hep Cats||Bring On The Dancing Horses||4:21|
|–The Commons||Moving In Stereo||4:46|
|–The Dresden Dolls||Pretty In Pink||3:48|
|–Kristin Hersh||Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)||3:11|
|–The Caulfield Sisters||Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want||2:41|
|–Underdog||I Melt With You||4:00|
|–The Wading Girl||Danke Schoen||3:31|
|–Frank Black||Repo Man||4:28|
|–PC Muñoz||I Go Crazy||3:27|
|–Bastards Of Melody||Within Your Reach||4:21|
|ALR-615102-L-413||Various||High School Reunion (A Tribute To Those Great 80's Films!) (CD, Album)||American Laundromat Records, Face Down Records||ALR-615102-L-413||US||2005|
|ALR-0010||Various||High School Reunion - A Tribute To Those Great 80's Films! (Cass, RE)||American Laundromat Records||ALR-0010||US||2016|