Judgment Night (soundtrack)

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Judgment Night
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released September 14, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Rap rock, rap metal, rapcore
Length 45:11
Label Epic
Producer Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., Chyskillz, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Faith No More, Fatal, Helmet, House of Pain, Living Colour, Andy MacPherson, J Mascis, Mudhoney, DJ Muggs, Pearl Jam, Rick Rubin, Run-D.M.C., Sir Mix-a-Lot, Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub, Therapy?

Judgment Night is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. It was released on September 14, 1993 through Epic Records and was produced by many of the album's performers. Every song on the soundtrack was a collaboration between hip-hop artists and rock/metal artists. The album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200 and spawned four singles, "Fallin'" by Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul, "Another Body Murdered" by Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., "Just Another Victim" by Helmet and House of Pain, and "Judgment Night" by Biohazard and Onyx.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artists Length
1. "Just Another Victim"   Helmet and House of Pain 4:23
2. "Fallin'"   Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul 4:28
3. "Me, Myself & My Microphone"   Living Colour and Run DMC 3:10
4. "Judgment Night"   Biohazard and Onyx 4:35
5. "Disorder" (Medley of 3 Exploited songs: "War", "UK '82", and "Disorder") Slayer and Ice-T 4:58
6. "Another Body Murdered"   Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. 4:24
7. "I Love You Mary Jane"   Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill 3:52
8. "Freak Momma"   Mudhoney and Sir Mix-A-Lot 4:00
9. "Missing Link"   Dinosaur Jr. and Del tha Funkee Homosapien 3:59
10. "Come & Die"   Therapy? and Fatal 4:27
11. "Real Thing"   Pearl Jam and Cypress Hill 3:33

Additional track[edit]

Rage Against the Machine and Tool (minus then-bassist Paul D'Amour) recorded an untitled song in the studio for inclusion on this soundtrack. Neither band was satisfied with the result and decided not to submit it. To this day it has gone unreleased except as a poor quality bootleg. It is usually titled "Revolution" or "You Can't Kill the Revolution", but also as "Judgment Night" and "untitled". Although the track on the bootlegs are typically 6:14, this is an edit cutting off most of the end portion which segues into a different tune which is entirely instrumental. The complete track runs 7:38.

The end portion of the song has since been used by RATM for their song "New Millenium Homes" from 1999's The Battle of Los Angeles, and Maynard James Keenan's band A Perfect Circle used the main rhythm beats for the chorus of "Thinking of You" from their 2000 album Mer de Noms.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]

Rolling Stone said of the soundtrack, "Judgment Night's bracing rap rock is like the wedding of hillbilly and 'race' music that started the whole thing in the first place....It's an aspiring re-birth". Entertainment Weekly said they "can't vouch for the film, but the album is a MUST".[3] Q Magazine said the soundtrack "suggests that the future for both metal and rap as a kind of agit prop soapbox style is secure".[4]

Score album[edit]

Intrada released a CD of Alan Silvestri's score for the film. Musician said of the score, "Tear down a few walls and it's amazing what tumbles out".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Judgment Night - Original Soundtrack". Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 1, 1994). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Entertainment Weekly. September 24, 1993. p. 93.
  4. ^ a b Q Magazine. November 1993. p. 122.
  5. ^ Rolling Stone. September 30, 1993. p. 100.
  6. ^ Musician. November 1993. p. 88.