Something Wild


Various Artists
“Something Wild”
1986 MCA Records (US)

01 David Byrne y Celia Cruz – Loco De Amor (Crazy For Love)
02 Fine Young Cannibals – Ever Fallen In Love
03 UB40 – Zero, Zero Seven Charlie
04 Oingo Boingo – Not My Slave
05 Jimmy Cliff – You Don’t Have To Cry
06 Steve Jones – With You Or Without You
07 Sonny Okosun – Highlife
08 Jerry Harrison – Man With A Gun
09 New Order – Temptation
10 Sister Carol – Wild Thing

Director Jonathan Demme’s 1986 comedy “Something Wild”, starring Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels, apparently has somewhat of a cult following. Given his great appreciation for music, Demme has a reputation for carefully focusing on the soundtracks to his films. Unfortunately, MCA was probably disinterested in spending money to license more of the 40+ songs which feature in “Something Wild”; consequently, the official soundtrack release offers only ten selections, albeit good ones.

The unique 3:28 edit of “Temptation” will be of particular interest to New Order collectors (on a related note, Demme directed the music video for “The Perfect Kiss”).

Posted on February 11, 2017, in VARIOUS ARTISTS. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is awesome! I didn’t realize some of the exclusive tracks that are on here.

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