Wednesday, June 4, 2014

200 Cigarettes soundtrack (1999)

"Music makes booty spin around, baby." - Disco Cabbie

This isn't a good film: 28% at Rotten Tomatoes, 33 at Metacritic.  But it is set on New Year's Eve, 1981 so there's plenty of music from My Favorite Decade.  So we'll ignore what little plot there is and focus solely on the music.

The official soundtrack release contains 15 tracks, most from the late '70s/early '80s.  Items below marked with an asterisk are newer versions/covers/remakes that fall outside the scope of this blog, and are therefore, by definition, inferior. ;-)  The soundtrack includes a cover of Peace, Love & Understanding that doesn't appear in the film.

CD track listing
Cruel to be Kind
In the Flesh
Just What I Needed
Save It For Later*
Our Lips are Sealed
I Want Candy
I Don't Care
Boogie Wonderland*
Ladies Night
It's Different for Girls
Nowhere Girl
More Than This
Romeo and Juliet
Peace, Love, and Understanding*
Blondie Medley*

In addition to the pop music, the movie contains incidental music by Devo members and brothers Bob & Mark Mothersbaugh as well as unreleased versions of songs performed by guitarist Jeffrey M. Gunn and other artists. There are some minor anachronisms, but not enough to drive me crazy.  The following list is based on the original DVD release.  In the order the music appeared in the film:
  1. Opening credits: "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow, found on the soundtrack album and I Want Candy (1982)
  2. Opening scene in Disco Cab:"Ladies Night" by Kool & The Gang, found on the soundtrack album and Ladies Night (1979)
  3. Monica and Hillary preparing for party: "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Go-Go's, found on the soundtrack album and Beauty and the Beat (1981)
  4. Back in Disco Cab: "Lady (You Bring Me Up) by the Commodores, found on In The Pocket (1981)
  5. Val and Stephie walking to club: incidental music by Mark Mothersbaugh
  6. At bar: "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello, found on This Year's Model (1978)
  7. Cindy getting into Disco Cab: "Get Down On It" by Kool & The Gang, found on Something Special (1981)
  8. In bar bathroom: "Who Does Lisa Like?" by Rachel Sweet, found on Fool Around (1978)
  9. At the bar: "Cruel to Be Kind" by Nick Lowe, found on the soundtrack album and Labour of Lust (1979)
  10. 9 PM at Monica's party: "Rapture" by Blondie, found on Autoamerican (1980)
  11. At the bar/pool table: "Just What I Needed" by The Cars, found on the soundtrack album and The Cars (1978)
  12. Val and Stephie on Ave. B: incidental music
  13. Cindy in bar bathroom: "Maybe He'll Know" by Blue Angel, found on Blue Angel (1980)
  14. Elvis Costello cameo at 24:06. 
  15. Kevin and Lucy in street: "It's Different for Girls" by Joe Jackson, found on the soundtrack album and I'm the Man (1979)
  16. 9:25 PM at Monica's party: "In the Flesh" by Blondie, found on the soundtrack album and Blondie (1976)
  17. Val and Stephie on payphone: incidental music
  18. Kevin and Lucy at coffee shop: "Don't Fool Yourself" by Jeffrey M. Gunn
  19. Cindy and Jack discussing her loss of virginity: incidental music
  20. Bridget and Caitlyn at bar: "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, found on Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
  21. On television in Monica's bedroom: "Theme from Love Story" by Francis Lai, found on the Love Story soundtrack (1970)
  22. Monica puts on  record: "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano (1970)
  23. Val and Stephie in the bar: "I Want to Throw You in the Trash" by Jeffrey M. Gunn
  24. Val and Stephie meet Tom and Dave: "Question?" by Lord Of The Fantastic
  25. Cindy and Jack at restaurant: incidental music
  26. Kevin and Lucy at coffee shop: "Moon River" by Jeffrey M. Gunn
  27. Val, Stephie, Tom & Dave on stoop: incidental music
  28. Monica and Eric at party: "Silver Bells" by Terry Bradford & Wil Wheaton Jr. 
  29. Kevin and Lucy attempting to have sex in bathroom stall: "Do That to Me One More Time" by Captain & Tennille, found on Make Your Move (1979)
  30. Jack and Cheryl in restaurant: "Pipeline" by The Bombay Beachboys
  31. Bridget, Caitlyn, and bartender at bar: "Bette Davis Eye" by Kim Carnes, found of Mistaken Identity (1981)
  32. Val, Stephie, Tom & Dav in mosh pit: "Boogie Wonderland" by Girls Against Boys, found on the soundtrack album (1999)
  33. Monica and Eric discuss their sexual history: "Joy to the World"
  34. Kevin and Lucy fighting in the street: "Nowhere Girl" by B-Movie, found on the soundtrack, originally released as a single in 1982, then in 1985 on the album Forever Running. (1982)
  35. Jack and Cindy kissing on street: "Pipeline" by The Bombay Beachboys
  36. Jack and Cindy fighting on street: incidental tango music
  37. Ellie in the Disco Cab: "A Message to You, Rudy" by The Specials, found on Specials (1979)
  38. Bridget and Caitlyn ditching bartender: "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
  39. At biker bar: "I Don't Care" by The Ramones, found on the soundtrack album and Rocket to Russia (1977)
  40. Monica and Eric on floor: "Jingle Bells" by Terry Bradford & Wil Wheaton Jr.
  41. Stephie and Tom talking: "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have)" by The Buzzcocks, found on Love Bites (1978)
  42. Lucy singing at jukebox: "Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles)" by Melissa Manchester, found on the Ice Castles soundtrack (1978)
  43. Lucy and Kevin ditching bartender/Monica's kitchen: "Love is the Drug" by Grace Jones, found on Warm Leatherette (1980)
  44. Cindy ditches Jack: "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen, found on The Game (1980)
  45. Bridget and Caitlyn in the Disco Cab: "Special Lady" by Ray, Goodman & Brown, found on Ray, Goodman & Brown (1979)
  46. Kevin and Lucy in the bathroom stall again: "Ready to Take a Chance Again" by Barry Manilow, found on Greatest Hits and the Foul Play soundtrack (1978)
  47. Montage of people arriving at the party: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding" by Elvis Costello, found on Armed Forces (1979)
  48. Morning after: incidental music
  49. Monica and Stephie talking about Elvis Costello: "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello, found on Armed Forces (1979)
  50. Bridget and Caitlyn on phone: "Give It to Me Baby" by Rick James, found on Street Songs (1981)
  51. Cindy and Tom walking by river: "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits, found on Making Movies (1980)
  52. Kevin and Lucy in bed: "More Than This" by Roxy Music, found on Avalon (1982)
  53. Polaroids: "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches & Herb, found on 2 Hot! (1978)
  54. Closing credits: "Blondie Medley" by Blondie featuring Coolio & the Loud Allstars, found on the soundtrack album (1999)
  55. Closing credits: "Save It For Later" by Harvey Danger, found on the soundtrack album (1999) 

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