A prime example of this is the soundtrack to the movie Judgment Night. A movie that featured Denis Leary as the main bad guy, a pre-Jerry McGuire Cuba Gooding Jr, and the 80’s/early 90’s staple Emilo Estevez.
This was a soundtrack that paired up some of the bigger rap and hard rock/metal acts of the time, and if you were a teenager in high school you ate it up! A few years later the Spawn movie soundtrack did something similar by pairing up hard rock/metal bands with electronic rock and DJ’s. But just like that movie….. the result weren’t nearly as memorable or good.
Here are a few of my favorite songs from the Judgement Night soundtrack in no particular order.
“Just Another Victim” by Helmet & House of Pain
“I Love You Mary Jane” by Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill
I have never been able to get into Sonic Youth. But I dig this track because they are just adding the atmosphere for B Real to do his thing over.
“Freakmomma” by Mudhoney & Sir Mix-A-Lot
Just a straight up fun song from the Seattle group and rapper. Good times!!
“Real Thing” by Pearl Jam & Cypress Hill
What can I say, I’ve always dug Cypress Hill. This is probably my favorite track on the album.
“Fallin'” by Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul