Soundtracks: Last Action Hero

Even Arnold can’t make this stuff up… Take a look at another classic 90’s soundtrack.

Written by Super Action Rock bass player, Rodney Sheehan of Mass Driver

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of my favorite soundtracks from the 90’s here:

This week I wanted to talk about another kickass soundtrack to an terrible movie……The Last Action Hero. A movie which I’m convinced was only made to help launch the mini disk music format. Ironically the movie was so bad that it probably aided in the format never taking off.

AC/DC, Cypress Hill, Megadeth, Anthrax, Alice in Chains, are just some of the bands that are on the soundtrack. Hell even Fishbone and Buckethead have songs on there!

The 90’s did kind of rule……

Here are a few of my favorites off of the album:

“Angry Again” by Megadeth

Megadeth was one of…and still is….one of my favorite bands of all time. For me “Rust in Peace” is the perfect metal album. This is a much more “commercial” Megadeth song. That being said, it’s still awesome. Even if the lyrics are really dumb…. “Music rubberhosed the air”…..(.I mean….really?) it’s still killer!!

“Cock The Hammer” by Cypress Hill

This song is also on their phenomenal album “Black Sunday“. Normally I wouldn’t like a band to use an albums song for a soundtrack. But this being one of my favorite Cypress Hill songs makes me OK with it.

“What The Hell Have I” by Alice In Chains

That guitar…that chorus….what’s not to love!?!  AIC always had the unique ability to make depressing things somehow rock. And this song is a perfect example of that.

“Big Gun” by AC/DC

One of my favorite Brian Johnson AC/DC songs and one of my favorite riffs of all time. And that video I mean…….come on….what’s not to love!?!

If you want to take a trip back in time or just want a compilation of awesome tunes, then be sure to pick up the “Last Action Hero” soundtrack. Bonus points if you do so on mini disk.

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