“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!

 

In his liner notes to the 1987 b-sides compilation Dead Letter Office, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck had this to say about “Wind Out:”

“From a soundtrack that shall rename nameless.”

Sorry, Peter, but it’s time to name names. That movie soundtrack is 1984’s Bachelor Party, and it’s actually a really enjoyable collection of songs. I also happen to think that the movie is hilarious as well, but the fact that I first saw it when I was 16 likely has something to do with that.

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I can quote from this movie all day long, but I am going to resist the urge to list my favorites here for fear that Milt will cut my balls off. I will simply say this: paprika is my favorite spice, Debbie’s blue book value went way down after she beat the shit out of Chuck Finley, and Cleveland did finally win an actual pennant. I also am still seeking the answer to that eternal question: why do good girls like bad boys?

In addition to the aforementioned R.E.M. and Angel & The Reruns songs, the Bachelor Party soundtrack contains some cool rare cuts from Oingo Boingo, The Alarm, and The Fleshtones. There’s even a track from Adrian Zmed, and where else are you going to hear the legend (T.J. Hooker, Dance Fever) sing? Oh shit…Grease 2. Dammit. Milt, the scissors please!

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This being Milt.

<SNIP>

Gone just a few seconds and I miss them already…

 

Bachelor Party

Bachelor Party: The Music From The Movie

I.R.S. Records, 1984

Vinyl rip courtesy of the Analog Kid

 

1. The Fleshtones: “American Beat ’84” (Zaremba)

American Beat ’84

2. Oingo Boingo: “Something Isn’t Right” (Elfman)

Something Isn’t Right

3. Jools Holland: “Crazy Over You” (Holland)

Crazy Over You

4. Adrian Zmed: “Little Demon” (Dunbar/Carlin/Seabury)

Little Demon

5. R.E.M.: “Wind Out” (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)

Wind Out

6. Oingo Boingo: “Bachelor Party” (Elfman)

Bachelor Party

7. The Alarm: “What Kind Of Hell” (MacDonald/Peters)

What Kind Of Hell

8. Darlene Love: “Alley Oop” (Frazier)

Alley Oop

9. Angel & The Reruns: “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys?” (Cutler)

Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys?

10. Yip Yip Coyote: “Dream Of The West” (Evans)

Dream Of The West

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

Ghost In The Machine

The Police: “Rehumanize Yourself” (Copeland)

From the album Ghost In The Machine

A&M Records, 1982

Rehumanize Yourself

Points On The Curve

Wang Chung: “Dance Hall Days” (Jack Hues)

From the album Points On The Curve

Geffen Records, 1984

Dance Hall Days

Grease 2_ Original Soundtrack Recording

The T-Birds (Featuring Adrian Zmed): “Prowlin'” (Bugatti/Musker/Cerf)

From the original soundtrack recording Grease 2

RSO Records, 1982

Prowlin’

 

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