The Breakfast Club (Soundtrack)

by Various Artists
The Breakfast Club by Various Artists
Released: Aug 2009
Label: A&M
The Breakfast Club is the '80s teen comedy par excellence, and while its soundtrack may be thin on actual hits, it perfectly encapsulates the sound and feel of 1985's adolescent hormones, amped up on shoulder pads and MTV. Keith Forsey's instrumental tracks, with their gated drum machines, brassy synth stabs and hard-rockin' guitar leads, are museum-quality artifacts of the era's production tics, and the same goes for songs from E.G. Daily, Jesse Johnson, Wang Chung et al. Simple Minds' "Don't You (Forget About Me)," meanwhile, is an undeniable classic.
Philip Sherburne
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