Includes Good Times; Laying Down the Law INXS and Jimmy Barnes; Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys) Lou Gramm; a cover of Elton John's Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me by Roger Daltrey; a cover of the Doors' People Are Strange by Echo & the Bunnymen; Cry Little Sister (Theme from The Lost Boys) Gerard McMann; Power Play Eddie & the Tide; I Still Believe Tim Cappello; Beauty Has Her Way Mummy Calls, and To the Shock of Miss Louise Thomas Newman.
Director Joel Schumacher, who went on to helm many big-budget, tiny-intellectual movies, gave us an 1980s update of the story of the vampire. It was all hip, good-looking, and tremendously vacuous. Similarly, the music doesn't break any new ground or offer much that's timeless. INXS' collaborations with Jimmy Barnes are fine, for instance, but Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm's "Lost in the Shadows (The Lost Boys)" verges on the painful in a way that only overwrought 1980s music can. Roger Daltrey's take on Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" is by the numbers, and so wasted. It's only Echo and the Bunnymen's cover of The Doors' "People Are Strange" that warrants much attention, even if it's, erm, buried. --Scott Wilson