Album Review

High School Record [coll] – [Self Release]

lombard   1/6/2009   A Library, CD

Having grown up on John Hughes movies, the brilliance of “21 Jump Street,” and the cheesy fun of “Degrassi Junior High” (and all of its progeny); I’m always excited to hear about more teen-themed flicks. “High School Record” is a fictional film about high schoolers in Wisconsin, done in documentary style using mostly musicians as cast members (folks from Mika Miko, My Little Red Toe, etc.). I’m always a sucker for anything with a high school theme to it, so I was intrigued.

This CD release, “High School Record Audiotracks”, is not a soundtrack per se. It was produced in limited quantities for a small number of radio stations, so it’s a nice little gem to have in our library.

It features a range of sounds, including upbeat pop, rock, some rapping on the Scream Club track, a beautiful instrumental piece from Brokeback, an uncredited DIY piece called “Qween of the World” that will take you back to the days of Beat Happening, cool strings on the Tugboat track, and even a jazz piece from Chicago Underground Quartet.

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