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For this week’s soundtrack Saturday track, we are jumping from the 80’s and heading into the 1990’s which was a musical blender. In the early 1990’s, Grunge had taken over and bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Pearl Jam were the new kids on the block. Hollywood of course jumped on the chance to capitalize on the scene so they made the film Singles which starred Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, and it was written and directed by Cameron Crowe. While the film is described mainly as a film that focuses on the trials and tribulations of some 20-somethings and love, the film definitely had a kick ass soundtrack that featured the likes of Chris Cornell, Alice In Chains, The Smashing Pumpkins, Screaming Trees, The Lovemongers (Nancy & Ann Wilson of Heart), and our featured band today Pearl Jam. The song Breath was originally written during the time of Ten, but was left out and eventually re-recorded for the Singles Soundtrack. Mike McCready talked about the track saying, “That was a really old song of Stone’s from his days in Mother Love Bone. It was just another chance for me to do a lot of leads. The song was kind of cool at the time because it reminded me of performing. For me, it was about playing live.” Check out the track below:

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Copeland_and_Ridgway_-_Don't_Box_Me_InThis week, I have a very special Soundtrack Saturday track for all of you that comes from a film made y one of my directors based on a book from one of my favorite authors. When I was in school, S.E. Hinton was one of my favorite authorsĀ thanks to books like The Outsiders, Tex, That was Then, This is Now, and one of my personal favorites in Rumble Fish which I read while in school. In 1983, Francis Ford Coppola teamed up with S.E. Hinton and he directed two films with the first being The Outsiders and the second being our feature film for today in Rumble Fish. The film starred Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Nicolas Cage, and Vincent Spano while Francis Ford Coppola also handled the soundtrack duties (well to a point, don’t worry I’ll explain). Coppola envisioned a soundtrack or a score that was going to be experimental to go along with how different his film was and to go along with the images of the film. So, he went out and he hired The Police drummer Stewart Copeland to help do the score. After a while, Copeland was doing such an amazing job with the score that Coppola stepped aside and he let Copeland do his thing. For our featured track today Don’t Box Me In, Copeland sought the help of Wall Of Voodoo singer Stan Ridgway to help sing on the track and he also plays harmonica on the track too. The song really is the best of both worlds as you get a mix of The Police with Wall Of Voodoo in the track itself. Check it out for yourself below and if you are on Facebook, check out our page right here and give it a like while you’re at it.