V/A, Meatballs [OST] (1979)
Man I loved this movie – I saw it when I was too young to really understand it (not that there’s a lot to understand, but you know what I mean – jokes flying over my head but laughing along anyway). The other early Bill Murray film I loved and watched loads was Stripes but I watched Meatballs so many times; taped off television. That irritating theme song kinda filled me with joy – I’m really not sure why, but I was just filled with happiness watching this film. The soundtrack is rather horrible – the instrumental score is by Elmer Bernstein (no real complaints there) but the album is riddled with horrible movie dialogue; not funny or clever or contextual or interesting in the way, say of Quentin Tarantino; merely filler to pad out the record. But I loved this film so much that I’m too scared to watch it now and see it as a dated load of shit (which I’m sure it is). And I love this album’s cover too much to ever part with the record.
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