Richard Linklater was the perfect director to remake this classic comedy, because Linklater knows that music needs to move a movie. 'Bad News Bears' has a soundtrack that goes right up there with 'Dazed & Confused' and 'School of Rock'. This soundtrack pays homage to the origional films score from 'Carmen' and pays tribute to the happening 70's with some awesome classic rock tunes. Artists include John Fogerty, Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent. There are also so great covers of some well known classics inlcuding a decent cover of 'Wipeout' by underground sensations Phantom Planet. And of course to entertain the mainstream fans a song from Simple Plan. If you don't feel that the movie is up to par with the 1976 classic I beleive if they would have made a rock soundtrack to the origional these songs would have surley made the cut.