SubUrbia (1997), directed by Richard Linklatter, is NOT a remake of the 80's movie of the same name. It has NOTHING to do with it. That aside, it is a decent film with an awesome soundtrack. Unlike most rock soundtracks which try to include as many "current" or "hot" artists, SubUrbia tries to capture a feel. Like the characters in the movie who graduated high school back in the early half of the nineties and are still living in it, the soundtrack includes tracks from Sonic Youth, the Butthole Surfers, the Flaming Lips, and others who hit their peaks back in the day too. However, this is not a lame comeback album for anyone.
From the opening Elastica track (with vocals from Stephen Malkmus (sic) from Pavement) to the simply awesome "Sunday" by Sonic Youth, this album is all killer, no filler. And they even had the guts to end it all with Gene Pitney singing "Town Without Pity". Definitely one of the best soundtracks of the decade, and even though two of the songs aren't even from the nineties, one of the best soundtracks TO the decade.
1. Unheard Music - Elastica/Stephen Malkmus
2. Bee-Bee's Song - Sonic Youth
3. Bullet Proof Cupid - Girls Against Boys
4. Feather In Your Cap - Beck
5. Berry Meditation - U.N.K.L.E.
6. I'm Not Like Everybody Else - Boss Hog
7. Cult - Skinny Puppy
8. Does Your Hometown Care? - Superchunk
9. Sunday - Sonic Youth
10. Human Cannonball - Butthole Surfers
11. Tabla In Suburbia - Sonic Youth
12. Hot Day - The Flaming Lips
13. Psychic Hearts - Thurston Moore
14. Town Without Pity - Gene Pitney