March 30, 2023

Various Artists - Clerks (Music From The Motion Picture) (1994)

Country: U.S.A. 
Genre: Alternative Rock, Post Hardcore, Grunge
Label Number: OK 66660

© 1994 Chaos/Miramax/Columbia Records
In the spirit of Reservoir Dogs, the soundtrack to the hip independent comedy Clerks is filled with little clips of the movie's dialogue, which only proves how important context is to comedy. In the film, the jokes and pop culture debates are uproariously funny, but when they're heard outside of the cramped convenience store where the film takes place, they fall flat. And that's also what happens with the songs. With the exception of Alice in Chains' sinewy, acoustic-based "You've Got Me Wrong" (also featured on their Sap EP) and Soul Asylum's "Can't Even Tell," none of the songs have much power when separated from the film. Furthermore, there's not much variety -- it's all grunge and metal, and none of it is particularly distinctive. Fans of the film will find the Clerks soundtrack a fun memento, even if it's a bit tiring. Alternative/hard rock fans will find some of the album entertaining, but will also find it somewhat subpar.

 tags: various artists, clerks, music from the motion picture, soundtrack, 1994, flac,


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