The soundtrack for the feature film Dudes was released in November of 1987 by MCA Records. The seminal Jane’s Addiction track Mountain Song appears on this soundtrack. While it does not note it on the album liners, it is actually the demo version of this song and not the version released on the Nothing’s Shocking album. The soundtrack is out of print, and thus used copies fetch a fairly high price tag.
Release Date: 11/1987
Released By: MCA Records
Medium: 12″ Vinyl
DUDES Original Soundtrack: Janes Addiction, Keel, Megadeth, Vai, The Vandals, W.A.S.P, etc.
1987 USA vinyl LP MCA-6212
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Dudes (Scarce 1987 US 11-track LP featuring music from the soundtrack of the film including exclusive tracks by Keel Megadeth Steve Vai WASP & more picture sleeve. This copy in shrink MCA-6212)
A1 Keel Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw (3:21) Rose Tattoo cover
Producer – Kevin Beamish. Written-By – Gary Anderson* , Michael Cocks* , Peter Wells
A2 The Vandals Urban Struggle (5:22) Producer – Thom Wilson. Written By – Jan Sakert-Stevo
A3 W.A.S.P. Show No Mercy (3:37) Originally from Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) Single B- Side. Released also within The Best Of The Best and on their debut albums’ remastered version. It was not on W.A.S.P.’s 1st album when it was originally released.
Producer – Mike Varney. Written-By – Blackie Lawless
A4 Simon Steele & The Claw Vengeance Is Mine (3:29) Producer, Written-By – Simon Steele
A5 Megadeth These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ (Alternative -and actually much better- version…with the So Far So Good So What Lineup) (4:02)
Producer – Paul Lani. Written-By – Lee Hazelwood*
B1 Legal Weapon Time Forgot You (4:38) Producer – Jeff Eyrich. Written-By – Brian Hansen , Kat Arthur
B2 The Leather Nun, Jesus Came Driving Along (3:12) Producer – Bill Buchanan. Written-By – Bengt Aronsson
B3 Janes Addiction Mountain Song (4:08) Producer – Janes Addiction Written-By – Perry Farrell
B4 The Little Kings, Lost Highway (3:00)
B5 Charles Bernstein Dudes Showdown (2:15) Producer, Written-By – Charles Bernstein
B6 Steve Vai Amazing Grace (1:10) Producer – Steve Vai. Written-By – John Newton
I’ve watched all of Penelope Spheeris’ films time and time again. I love her early documentaries (The Decline of Western Civilization, of course), her sense of humour in films like Wayne’s World and her attention to music as seen in Suburbia. I love most of the things she does. I have to say there is nothing wrong with this 1987 film, but it is unusual in a not-always-great way. The soundtrack’s highlights are “Urban Struggle” and an early version of Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song”.