August 14, 2012

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Soundtrack - Roadie (1980) - 2Lp

Artist:   Soundtrack
Title:   Roadie
Year:   1980
Format:   2 LP
Label:   Warner Bros.
Genre:  Country, Pop, Rock, Soul
Catalog#   WB 66093

Marvin Lee Aday, (aka Meat Loaf) accelerated the descent of his '70s constellation by starring in the drive-in dissipation Roadie at the dawn of the (then) new decade. Somebody from everywhere on the musical map pops up on this delectable double soundtrack, representing a confounding cross-section of (then) contemporary commercialism, though Meat himself doesn't do a number (apparently, he keeps his acting and rocking separate). Most of the songs (Alice Cooper's "Road Rats," " "Brainlock" by Joe Ely) on side one even concern the negligible script of the picture. Cheap Trick's killer opener shotguns the protagonist's motto "Everything Works If You Let It" into an unholy marriage of "Spirit of Radio" and "Hey Jude." This George Martin-ated miracle alone blows away side two, where Teddy Pendergrass, Jay Ferguson, Steven Bishop, and Yvonne Elliman appear out of nowhere. At least Eddie Rabbitt's dandy "Driving My Life Away" picks up the slack. As for side three, Blondie's rippin' read of "Ring of Fire" used to be rare, and Sue Sadd and the Next remain rare. The only artist with two cuts, Coop's cool "Pain" leads to the grand finale featuring Roy Orbison, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Jr., and (whew) Asleep at the Wheel. Slip in some classic corporate rock from Styx and Pat Benatar and the result is a sampler of sizzling insanity.

Side one
1.   Cheap Trick - Everything Works If You Let It   (3:27)
2.   Pat Benatar - You Better Run   (3:04)
3.   Joe Ely Band - Brainlock   (2:54)
4.   Alice Cooper - Road Rats   (2:44)

Side two
1.   Teddy Pendergrass - Can't We Try   (5:03)
2.   Eddie Rabbitt - Drivin' My Life Away   (3:14)
3.   Stephen Bishop and Yvonne Elliman - Your Precious Love   (4:18)
4.   Jay Ferguson - A Man Needs A Woman   (3:48)

Side three
1.  Styx - Crystal Ball   (5:55)
2.  Sue Saad And The Next - Double Yellow Line   (2:49)
3.  Blondie - Ring Of Fire   (3:34)
4.  Alice Cooper - Pain   (4:01)

Side four
1.   Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris - That Lovin' You Feelin' Again   (4:09)
2.   Jerry Lee Lewis - (Hot Damn) I'm A One Woman Man   (2:46)
3.   Hank Williams, Jr. - The American Way   (3:04)
4.   Asleep At The Wheel - Texas, Me And You   (3:50)

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