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Friday, May 7, 2010

Freddy's Friday Night Dance Party!: Just Another Victim Edition!

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What's that frightening sound you hear? The pounding of smooth lyrical rhymes with the prowess of angry heavy metal? What is this monstrous and intruding noise you say? A melding of two musical genres, two genres that are intense enough to make you cross the street to avoid any interaction? If you don't have what it takes to face the music, don't move, don't whisper, don't even breath, because it's your Judgment Night!

Boy am I so lame.

Here we are once again kiddos, with a double dose of badass badassary for this monster of a Freddy's Friday Night Dance Party. Now, this is a bittersweet Dance Party as both of these tracks are cool and all, but these are not the gold standard when it came to songs off the soundtrack for 1993's Judgment Night. However, both of these are the only songs that got official video treatment, so they are the ones I'll go with.

First song is the titular track, Judgment Night, which comes to us thanks to frequent collaborators ONYX and Biohazard. I love me some Biohazard, and ONYX is a lot of bald headed fun, so as they come together for this track, I find myself bustin' in my pants, with dance!

Next one comes to us via Faith No More and Boo-Ya T.R.I.B.E. with their contribution to the Judgment Night OST, Another Body Murdered. Now, I am a huge Faith No More/Mike Patton fan, so that's cool and all, but who the fuck is/was Boo-Ya T.R.I.B.E.? Seriously? Either way, the video is pretty awesome with Patton providing enough madness to keep this song interesting, and Troy Polamalu is good enough on the mic to get us by.

Judgment Night the film is a pretty good one, or at least I always really liked it as a youth, especially that awesome performance from Dennis Leary. Still, the movie could not be nearly as awesome as was that soundtrack, which may be one of the greatest (and certainly influential) of all time, and was the next logical evolution in the Rap/Rock hybrid. You know, before Nu Metal became official and ruined it all. But seriously, that was THE soundtrack for dudes my age at that time, and everyone who was someone was all about Judgment Night's OST. Even with the inclusion of Sir Mix-A-Lot and butt Mudhoney, it still holds pretty strong and is relevant even today.

There were so many great songs, and even with the two solid videos provided, they are not the songs I think of when I think Judgment Night. My two favorites are tracks that are still dance inducing to this day, and those are Just Another Victim from Helmet and House of Pain, and Fallin' by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul. It's lame that there was no video made for Just Another Victim, but what can you do. You know what, though, I can't do a Freddy's Friday Night Dance Party for Judgment Night and not include both those tunes. It's my party and I'll go overboard if I want to, so I'll tack both of them on here at the end just because I love them so much…enjoy the quadruple dose of Dance Party MADNESS!!

P.S. Dear Boo-Ya T.R.I.B.E.,

I looked you up on Wiki and learned that you could probably kill me. I was joking before. You like jokes, right? I can sing and dance too, if you'd like.

9 comments:

  1. I love this soundtrack. One of the best, ever. The Helmet and Slayer songs were also killer.

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  2. Slayer and Ice T! Yeah, Judgment Night is definitely one of my favs...it should be reissued with that Rage Against the Machine song.

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  3. I totally had this soundtrack on cassette! Standout tracks for me were "Another Body Murdered" and the one by Del The Funky Homosapien (with Dinosaur Jr., I think?). But they were all great. Strangely, I never saw the film, despite listening to the soundtrack quite regularly.

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  4. I had the tape too at one point, but who knows what black hole it feel in to! I haven't seen the film in many years, and even though I liked it, I wouldn't say it's one that is a major loss not seeing. It certainly doesn't live up to the soundtrack, but what film really could?!

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  5. I think this hybrid has evolved a la Ludacris/Justin Beiber. A thousand times more frightening than Nu Metal.

    I'm trying to remember if I've seen Judgement Night. I love Denis Leary and know he's got a lengthy resume. I'll just re-rent it.

    Cool tracks!

    Unfortunately I have no clue wo Boo-Ya T.R.I.B.E. is either.

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  6. What?! I never knew about that Justin Beiber/Ludacris song! How awful, and what the hell is Ludacris thinking? Maybe even he cannot fight off the charm of music's hottest pop star!

    And if you like Leary, then definitely check out Judgment Night...he's great in it and his character is one mean mofo.

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  7. Loved this soundtrack back in the day, yet to this day I have never seen the movie. The Del & Dinosaur Jr. track was probably one of my favs.

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  8. Also, I always hated Onyx and looking back, Biohazard weren't all that great. Just saying.

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  9. I'm kind of surprised at how many people didn't see the movie with how popular the OST was. Guess that explains why it did poorly at the box office.

    Biohazard was a cool band when I was a kid, but I doubt that they would hold up very well now. That's the type of shit you like at a certain age but quickly grow out of it. Like how I loved Roxette, for about a week.

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