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80s & 90s Hard Rock Movie Soundtrack
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160 soundtracks; last updated June 26, 2014

Movie and event soundtracks are a great place to find obscure and rare 80s & 90s pop, hard rock, AOR, and heavy metal songs... and let's just face it, 80s TASC films ("Teen-Age Sex Comedies") were always good for a great sounding soundtrack! Many 80s soundtracks have become increasingly rare. This page showcases my collection. All are original pressings, no CDRs or bootlegs.

This page is here not only as an informational resource, but also as a protection for other soundtrack collectors. As time goes on, more and more of the rarer and more obscure soundtracks from the 1980s are showing up on Ebay as bootlegs or CDRs being passed off as legitimate pressings. You can compare the pictures from my collection below to soundtracks you may be considering purchasing to see if they are legitimate or not. Keep in mind that there are differences between pressings, especially across countries.

Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to determine if a disc is original:

  1. Be wary of listings on Half.com and especially ioffer.com! Those sites are rife with bootlegs.
  2. Never ever pay a premium for a soundtrack without seeing pictures first, especially of the tray card and the disc itself.
  3. A clear giveaway that the disc is fake is if it is supposedly a U.S. pressing and the CD artwork does not show a bar code. All legitimate U.S. pressings from the 1980s and early 1990s would have included a bar code. Some U.K. and German pressings from that era did not (see the picturess of my copies of Risky Business and Cobra).
  4. No legitimate pressings from the 1980s had see-through spines. That innovation did not surface until the 1990s.
  5. With VERY few exceptions, an original pressing from the 1980s and early 1990s is not going to be a picture disc. The disk art on a pressing from that era is almost always one or two colors, with any graphics limited to the record label logo and occasionally a single-color logo from the film itself. If you're seeing full-color photo art on the disc, it's either a reissue, a bootleg, or the soundtrack was never released on CD at the time the movie came out (Heavy Metal is a prime example -- a CD release of the soundtrack postdated the movie by 15 years).
  6. Beware of supposed "Newly digitally remastered" soundtrack reissues that people are selling for premium dollars on Ebay (The "Chromium Edition" of the Fright Night and Wraith soundtracks are prime examples). If it is in fact a legitimately remastered and reissued soundtrack that contains major artists from the time the soundtrack came out, you will be able to find the CD listed on Amazon.com and other bonafide retailers. You should be able to buy it for - (if an import, possibly as much as ), but definitely not , , or more.

All of the following auctions are examples of bootlegs or CDRs (Adobe Reader required):

Just to be clear: I have no problem with bootlegs per se. I've bought, sold, and traded countless bootlegs over the years. What I do object to, however, are bootlegs being passed off as the real thing to unsuspecting buyers.

Anyway...

I'm always looking for soundtracks that I don't have, that fit the above genres (in other words I'm really not interested in instrumental/orchestral soundtracks from the era, unless they are rock or heavy metal instrumental material -- Dune is a good example of the type of instrumental soundtrack I would include in my collection).

Specific titles I am looking for:

  • Valley Girl (1980)
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
  • Breakin' (1984)
  • Against All Odds (1984)
  • Hearts of Fire (1987)
  • Zabou (1987)
  • Major League (1989)
  • 9 1/2 Weeks
  • An Officer and a Gentleman (1982, Mercury)
  • Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
  • Electric Dreams (1984)
  • Explorers (1985, Varese Sarabande)
  • Fright Night (original Japanese pressing only)
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985, Mercury)
  • Heavenly Kids (Japanese pressing)
  • Maximum Overdrive
  • Rock n Roll Highschool (1979)
  • Tron (1982)

If you have any of the above titles, and are interested in selling or trading them, please email me.

 

Newest Additions
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Teen Wolf (1986)

Two of a Kind (1983)

Iron Eagle II (1988)

Something Wild (1986)

Bloodsport (1990)


Alphabetical List

About Last Night (1986)

Air America (1990)

Airheads (1994)

American Anthem (1986)

Arachnophobia (1990)

Armageddon (1998)

Back to the Future (1985)

Bad Channels (1992)

The Banger Sisters (2002)

Batman Forever (1995)

Baywatch (1994)

Best of Jean Claude van Damme (1991)

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Biker Mice from Mars (1993)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

Black Roses (1988)

Bloodsport (1990)

Breaking the Rules (1992)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

Carnivore (2002)

Carrie 2 (1999)

Cobra (1986)

Cocktail (1988)

Coneheads (1993)

Days of Thunder (1990)

The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1988)

Demon Knight (1994)

Die Eisprinzessin (1992)

Die Nibelungen (2004)

Die Railers (1992)

Disorderlies (1987)

Disposable Heroes (1992)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

Dracula 2000 (2000)

Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Dr. Giggles (1992)

Dudes (1987)

Dune (1984)

Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)

Encino Man (1992)

End of Days (1999)

Battlecade: Extreme Fighting (1996)

The Faculty (1998)

Fire, Ice & Dynamite (1990)

Fire Down Below (1997)

Flash (1980)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

Frankie & Johnny (1991)

Freddy's Dead - The Final Nightmare (1991)

Freejack (1992)

Frezno Smooth (2001)

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Gladiator (1992)

Godzilla (1998)

The Goonies (1985)

Hard to Hold (1994)

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)

Heavy Metal (1981)

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

Hideaway (1995)

Hiding Out (1987)

Highlander 2 - The Quickening (1991)

Hotel de Love (1996)

If Looks Could Kill (1991)

Innerspace (1987)

Iron Eagle (1986)

Iron Eagle II (1988)

Jailbait (2000)

Jewel of the Nile (1985)

Johnny Be Good (1988)

Judge Dredd (1995)

Karate Kid (1984)

Karate Kid Part III (1989)

Karate Tiger 3 [Kickboxer] (1989)

Last Action Hero (1993)

The Last Supper (1996)

Leatherface (1989)

Less Than Zero (1987)

License to Drive (1988)

Light of Day (1987)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Married to the Mob (1988)

MegaMan (1996)

Metropolis (1984)

Miami Vice II (1986)

Mission Impossible 2 (2000)

D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

Mr. Music (1999)

Navy Seals (1990)

Nightmare on Elm Street 4 (1988)

Nightmare on Elmstreet 5 (1989)

Nothing But Trouble (1991)

Nothing in Common (1986)

Over the Top (1987)

Perfect (1985)

Playing for Keeps (1986)

Point Break (1991)

Porky's Revenge (1985)

Pretty Woman (1990)

Private Parts (1997)

Quicksilver (1986)

Ready to Rumble (2000)

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

Risky Business (1984)

Robocop - The Series (1994)

Rocky III (1982)

Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky V (1990)

The Rocky Story (1990)

Rock Star (2001)

Rude Awakening (1989)

Running Scared (1986)

Ruthless People (1986)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Say Anything (1989)

The Secret of My Success (1987)

Shocker (1989)

Small Soldiers (1998)

Snow Day (2000)

Something Wild (1986)

Son in Law (1993)

Spinal Tap (1984)

Speed Zone (1989)

Staying Alive (1983)

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

Streets of Fire (1984)

Suburban Commando (1991)

Super Mario Brothers (1993)

Surf Ninjas (1993)

Sweet Lies (1988)

Switch (1991)

Teachers (1984)

Teen Wolf (1986)

Tequila Sunrise (1988)

Thief of Hearts (1984)

Titan A.E. (2000)

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Toys (1992)

Transformers (1986)

Trick or Treat (1986)

Twister (1996)

Two of a Kind (1983)

Universal Soldier - The Return (1999)

Vision Quest (1985)

The Warriors (1979)

When the Wind Blows (1986)

White Magic (1994)

White Nights (1985)

Wild at Heart (1990)

With Honors (1994)

Wolffs Revier (1994)

The Wonder Years (1989)

Working Girl (1988)

The Wraith (1986)

Xanadu (1980)

Youngblood (1985)

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