Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Dumb and Dumber soundtrack

I am overly hopefuly for the new Dumb and Dumber To coming out in 2014. The original is a classic, and my favorite comedy of all time. High hopes.



One thing the original got right was the soundtrack. There is tons of music in the movie. The soundtrack is probably the best of the 90s. Right up there with Singles and Pulp Fiction. For real, y'all. It's got Green Jelly, Crash Test Dummies, and other R.E.M.-sounding bands. Real alternative. Deadeye Dick and Deee-Lite are also included!

None of the artists were ever that famous in the U.S., but I think that makes it better. The songs fit the movie--they didn't need Aerosmith or Springsteen. Could you say the Soundgarden song in The Avengers fit?

My absolute favorite track is Butthole Surfers' cover of "Hurdy Gurdy Man". It is worth it for this track alone. In addition, "Crash" by the Primitives captures the precise moment of 1994.

If you have not listened to it, it probably costs $3.00 in the bargain bin.