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The Rushmore soundtrack manages to pleasantly skirt the line between sentiment and sentimentality with a nuanced, eminently listenable combo of score and song. The songs mostly blend raw, adolescent urges and insecurity with an awkward grace. Though composed primarily of popular music from the 1960s, none of the selections is a hit of the expected Big Chill variety. In fact, compiler Randall Poster proves himself a '60s pop connoisseur, including little-known gems such as Cat Stevens's buoyant, hummable "Here Comes My Baby" (covered by Yo La Tengo on Fakebook) and the Who 's revved-up, intentionally silly proto-opera "A Quick One While He's Away." The bossa nova folk-pop of Unit 4+2's "Concrete & Clay" is lovingly contrasted by the Creation's blistering, feedback-enhanced hit-that-never-was "Making Time." Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh's incidental music is nothing short of delightful, but the Rugrats composer clearly comes by whimsy easily. The intriguing thing about Mothersbaugh's score--seven snippets from which are sprinkled throughout the disc--is that it complements the archival tunes while combining Beethoven-lite flourishes and jazzy instrumentation with percolating mod keyboards. Like the film itself, this soundtrack is an inspired, left-field effort, and it's difficult to plot out its many charms. --Mike McGonigal
Top Customer Reviews
I own in, and I have transfered the whole thing (even serched out "I am Waiting" by the stones) to mp3 so I could listen to it while on my computer. I take the CD with me to school so I can listen to it while my students are working (one a very few disks I will play at school).
Every song is a dead on match. I even think it would have been a match if every song was by the Kinks as originally intended. Simply, the music makes the film all the more of an impact upon the senses.
What needs to be emphasized is the emotional tie between the characters and the music which is created by Mark Mothersbaugh in the isntrumental sections of the CD. Listening to the songs I am taken to the exact moments in the film. A rarity in movies today when you look in other places than those movies that drown you in an attempt to market the latest aerosmith song (see armageddon etc etc)
I love this music and I love the film. They go together perfectly.
but let's talk about the music. i've got a cursory knowledge of the mod scene in the british invasion, but the wealth of it on this album is making me investigate some of the music i've taken for granted. (listening to classic rock radio for years makes you think that all the kinks ever recorded was 'lola'. uh uh.) amazing jams such as the who's "a quick one while he's away" and creation's "making time" sit side by side with great harmonic ballads like the faces' "ooh la la" and two cat stevens tunes ("here comes my baby" and "the wind").
on top of that, there's the kinks, john lennon, unit 4 + 2, chad & jeremy and french musician yves montand. interspliced between all these songs are the delicate guitar harmonies of mark mothersbaugh, a mainstay in anderson's films (both of them).
anderson originally wanted to use only music from the kinks. his decision to invite many of their british contemporaries along for the ride enhances the range of emotions in this great film and makes for a disc that will be out of its jewel box more often than not.
That said, I bought the soundtrack a week after I saw the movie, and a bought the video several months later when it hit the stores. Now I wouldn't say I'm SICK of the movie; but I definitely don't enjoy watching it over and over. This soundtrack? Oh yeah.
I didn't grow up in the 60's, so my exposure to the British Invasion was pretty nostalgic in nature. Sooooo.... I've never had the privilege of hearing The Kinks' somber "Nothing in This World...", The Who's just-long-enough mini-rock opera "A Quick One...", or any of the other more obscure (yet more wonderful) songs by Cat Stevens, Creation, Unit 4+2, The Faces, and so on. Oh, and Chad and Jeremy? I used to HATE "A Summer Song." Too cheesy. But the way it's pasted on this soundtrack? Ooooh! Great stuff.
Mark Mothersbaugh's score is perfect narrative music too. See the move, then get the soundtrack.
The soundtrack is also capable taking a life own its own. The songs are very easy on the ears. The consistency and flow of the songs is first class, sadly not a common denomination wiht soundtracks anymore. One song segues to the next seamlessly. The insertion of soundbites from the film doesn't break the consistency, in contrary, it makes the whole soundtrack more cohesive. 'Rue St. Vincent' throws in a layer of quirkiness that is present throughout the movie.
Overall, an excellent soundtrack from a wonderful movie.
Most recent customer reviews
this cd is an amazingly sincere combination of tunes that stay true to the film and this incredible arrangement that makes anyone who listens to it trip in the very best sense of... Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by anna
As far as I am concerned, this is the best soundtrack ever recorded! I am usually not too big a fan of music from the 70's (since I was born in the late 80's) , but this soundtrack... Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by T. Picklesimer
1-"I Am Waiting"
Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
(From the 1965 album "Aftermath")
2-... Read more
Does anyone know the name of the Rolling Stones' song that was played at the end?Published on Dec 19 2003 by R Carlin
This soundtrack brings a happy mood whenever I hear it. All the tracks are good, even Mark Mothersbaugh's instrumentals. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by Computational Chemistry
Mark Mothersbaugh's music couln't fit better into this classic movie. His music is greatly responsible for making Rushmore such a fantastic film. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by Garrett Farnes
If this soundtrack has Here Comes My Baby, The Wind, And Oh! Yoko this has to be one of the best soundtracks made.Published on April 11 2003 by Tammy McKelvie
The producers of 'Rushmore' decided on songs from the 60's to accompany a contemporary film, mainly because the brilliant film of 'Rushmore' doesn't belong to any time period. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2002 by D. Movahedpour
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