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Queer As Folk (Audio Cassette) [Import]

Various Artists Audio Cassette
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1. Spunk
2. Dive in the Pool - Barry Harris, Pepper Mashay
3. You Think You're a Man [7" Radio Edit] - Full Frontal
4. Proud - Heather Small
5. Lovin' You - Kristine W
6. Crying at the Discotheque [Radio Edit] - Alcazar
7. Suffering - Jay Jay Johanson
8. Shake Me [Vocal Edit] - Mint Royale
9. Summerfire [Radio Edit] - BU
10. Start Rockin' [Radio Edit] - Antiloop
11. Do Ya (Feel the Love) - Love Inc.
12. Let's Hear It for the Boy [Factory Main Mix] - Katty B.
13. High School Confidential - Carole Pope
14. Straight to...Number One [Dreamcatcher's Mix] - Touch & Go
15. Spunk

Product Description


Boy crazy, girl crazy, or somewhere in between, the Pittsburgh inhabitants of Showtime's eyebrow-raising Queer as Folk series all meet on middle ground: the dance floor. This relentlessly upbeat soundtrack of flavor-of-the-month dance-club anthems and campy synth-pop is confectionary fun that never loses its wits. Katty B.'s remake of the Footloose classic "Let's Hear It for the Boy" is a hoot, as is a cover of Divine's 1984 single "You Think You're a Man," which devolves into a naughty call-and-response of "boy" and "toy" that would make Madonna's early years seem tame. The good mood continues with Alcazar's frenzied "Crying at the Discotheque," which contains the intriguing couplet "The golden ties, the silver years / You wore a tie like Richard Gere." Add Kristine W.'s undeniable dance hit "Lovin' You," the Cher-like Heather Smalls's "Proud," and Mint Royale's Abba-kissed "Shake Me," and a taste of nostalgia kicks in. That said, the album knows when to quit; thankfully, there are no clichéd Gloria Gaynor or Donna Summer remixes to be found, just a batch of friendly, sexy tracks that perfectly complement the show's revved-up characters. --Kristy Martin

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5.0 out of 5 stars I've got those hap-hap-happy feet! June 1 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a great CD, but are you looking for the song that plays in episode 122, in the scene for "Brian's private party" with the scarf, the dance version of Happy Feet by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra? Check out the CD Something For Everybody: Baz Luhrmann by Baz Luhrmann (also on Amazon), and you'll find Happy Feet (High Heels Mix by BLAM, remixed by PAUL MAC).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Soundtrack From a Great TV Show April 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The "Queer As Folk" Soundtrack is the essential for sitcom fans or dance music fans. Every track greatly reflects on the show's theme in each individual episode. They combine wonderfully in this album. The quality in the dance tracks has enough edge to keep a dance floor hopping for a long time. The variety of dance themes keep listeners interested in every note: dance pop, techno, turntable, electronica, remix, etc. They take listeners inside the episode that it originally played, especially the Babylon club scenes, whether its theme was happy, emotional, angry, or fun. They prove that even small-name artists make quality music like big-name artists do. It begins and ends with the theme song "Spunk". Between them is an unforgettable listening experience. The fun never stops, even with the sole ballad "Proud" by Heather Smalls. The remakes live up to the originals, namely "You Think You're a Man" (Divine, 1984) and the popularly played "Let's Hear It For the Boy" (Deniese Williams, 1984). The "Queer As Folk" Soundtrack is great for those looking for quality dance music. This is sure to please many show fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Could Have Been 10x More Better Jan. 25 2002
Format:Audio CD
It is a fact that music does play an important role in the storyline of Showtime's popular new series, "Queer as Folk." While most of the story revolves around the lives of several young gay men and women in Pittsburgh, the show's soundtrack captures the ongoings at the local nightclub, Babylon, perfectly. When I first picked up a copy of this soundtrack, I was hoping that the producers would release all tracks used in season one of the series. However, they didn't and that is why I am somewhat disappointed with this compilation.
Most of the songs on this album, including the show's annoying opening/closing song, are weak dance tracks that do not capture the beats and grooves of popular dance compilations such as Victor Calderone's "E=VC2" or any of John Blair's dance compilations. However, not everything on this soundtrack reeks. There are at least two tracks which I rate as catchy, danceable tracks which is why I gave this compilation four stars.
The first track, Kristine W's "Lovin' You" ranks as the best song on this soundtrack. Similar to most dance diva's, Kristine's vocals are strong, flowing, and the song's rhythm perfectly captures the essence of a club anthem. The other song, Katty B's "Let's Hear it For the Boy" is a remake of the popular 1984 song by Denise Williams that appeared on the "Footloose" soundtrack. While different from original, Katty's version is much more danceable and enjoyable nowadays due to advancements in music technology.
The only song I wish they included on this soundtrack was the really throbbing dance song that played in episode 18 of the first season, where Brian (Gale Howard) encounters an unfaithful Dr. David in a bathhouse.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A shining jem in my CD collection! June 23 2001
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about this soundtrack that hasn't been said already!?! If you are looking for upbeat, heart-thumpin music, this soundtrack is the one to have! It's a brilliant blend of techno, trip-hop and even some introspective numbers like the shoe-in-for-Grammy-nomination "Proud," the sexy and sultry "Straight to Number One," and the melancholic sad fest whoa-is-me number "Suffering," all giving this repertoire of diverse talent a meaningful even keel. My favorite dance songs here are "High School Confidential," "Summerfire," "Let's here it for the boy," "Shake me," and THE ULTRA HOT (So fitting since I live in Guam) number I listen to every morning when I run is "Start Rockin," my absolute favorite on the CD! I know so many people who are so proud of this series and are thankful to the people who have put such a great effort in keeping a show like this on the airwaves, it's definitely something to be watched! For those who have not seen this show yet, pick up a copy of this CD, read the liner notes on the inside and find a friend who gets this series weekly. (The first season will air again starting July 1st) I started watching from the beginning and I am officially hooked! With each episode that is shown, it's like I get my weekly Sunday dinner. With this CD, it's a luscious dessert to be enjoyed afterwards and all through the week! I can't wait for the DVD set of the series this fall!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely could be better. May 12 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I am not crazy about this CD. From the very beginning, I was stunned at the quality of music they picked on this show. Both in terms of the Time-for-Babylon! feel-good dance mixes, as well as the music that is picked to accompany the other scenes for the *mood*. But on this CD, I'd only pick out a few songs as standouts: You Think You're a Man; Straight to Number One; Proud; and Shake Me.
Sorry, but "Crying at the Discotheque" is dreadful in my opinion, and it doesn't have anything to do with the show. Start Rockin' and Summerfire give me a headache (I suppose every compilation on the planet uses filler, unfortunately), and Do Ya sounds like Euro Pop. Let's Hear it For the Boy is a bad bad remake, and Dive in the Pool is WAY too short here to have an impact (I heard an over 10-minute version, which is when the song starts getting interesting). And instead of putting the silly 'Spunk' twice, they could have featured another Greek Buck track.
The sappy "Suffering" is a perfect Angst Violins-replacement; except they used much better and edgier music in angsty situations in the show.
And where was High School Confidential even used in the show? I certainly don't remember it from anywhere.
I agree with everyone who listed a bunch of other songs that could and should have been included. Forever Young, More Effeminate than You, So Good, Filthy Mind, and even Sandstorm by Darude, as fleeting as it was, would have made more sense than Summerfire!
I thought the music on QAF-US was much better than in the UK version ('Uh La La La'?!?!?!); but from the CDs you could never tell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hot
The music is great on this cd, The show was very well done and portrayed all types of gays. The music is the type I wished I heard when I was out at the clubs but I have it on my... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Teemob
5.0 out of 5 stars This was really Cool
I really was pleased with this album. It wasnt all house music but it had tunes from the show that i really digged and they brought back some great memories. Read more
Published on Jan. 1 2004 by K. Mcclean
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish it were a double disk
A great CD - I keep a copy at home, a copy in the car, and MP3's at work (although if anybody from Showtime/RCAVictor reads this, translate that as "one copy I move between... Read more
Published on June 12 2003 by Runner and Geek
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
I never have been a big fan of television soundtracks, but
with "Queer As Folk" I just had to have it.
Some of the best dance music I have ever owned. Read more
Published on May 12 2003 by Rodney M. Pennington
5.0 out of 5 stars A Piece of Babylon and the Boys
I am the world's largest fan of QAF and I can't get enough of it! I am always at the door with my face pressed against the window waiting for the minute when either a queer as folk... Read more
Published on April 26 2003 by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful eclectic mix of uplifting dance tunes.....
What a wonderful eclectic mix of superb dance tunes! I have recently seen the US Queer As Folk series 1 on Australian TV, and after hearing this CD, I want to watch it again! Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2003 by Dave Beards
3.0 out of 5 stars Good soundtrack...
... but for something 'great' try the earlier British version!
Published on Nov. 13 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GREAT GREAT
Easy to dance too!!!! Love the sound... Can listen to it over and over!!!!
Published on July 14 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Take me to Babylon!
OK, it rocks. And unlike the CD from the 2nd Season, you recognize music from the episodes. The music is rather disjointed from track to track, however, and I was not really... Read more
Published on April 3 2002 by D. L. Paulson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the value
I was a little dissapointed with the CD. The show has such a great music variety that was not reflected in the CD, however the first five songs are just worthy!
Published on March 9 2002 by D. Vargas
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