Various Artists - School of Rock - Soundtrack (2xLP Vinyl)

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School of Rock is the soundtrack album of the film of the same title starring Jack Black. It was released on September 30, 2003. The film's director Richard Linklater scouted the country for talented 11-year-old musicians to play the rock music that features on the soundtrack and in the film. This is Miranda Cosgrove's music debut as she is featured with the School of Rock cast. Sammy James Jr. of the band The Mooney Suzuki penned the title track with screenwriter Mike White, and the band backs up Black and the child musicians on the soundtrack recording of the song.

Other songs that featured in the film but weren't included on the soundtrack album include "Black Shuck" by The Darkness (incorrectly credited as "Growing On Me"), "The Wait" by Metallica and "Mouthful of Love" by Young Heart Attack.

Music from and inspired by the motion picture. 


The soundtrack to Richard Linklater's Jack Black-starring film School of Rock more or less lives up to its name, collecting textbook examples of what it means to rock out from some of the bands who wrote that book. The Who's "Substitute," the Doors' "Touch Me," Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," and Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" form a pretty solid curriculum, with T. Rex's "Ballrooms of Mars" and the Ramones' "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" added on for extra credit. The soundtrack also nods to some newer bands such as the Black Keys, whose "Set You Free" is a fine piece of bluesy garage rock revivalism, as well as the Darkness' proudly glam metal "Growing on Me." Not surprisingly, Black performs on several of the soundtrack's songs, with both the School of Rock band and No Vacancy. Coming up with material for not one but two fictional bands seems to have been a challenge for the soundtrack's songwriters; while Black gives songs like "School of Rock" and "Fight" his all, they don't come close to his work with his own band, Tenacious D. However, School of Rock's cover of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top" is faithful both to the band's vision -- Black looks and sounds like a plus-size version of Angus Young -- and to the movie's playful spirit. Likewise, the cover of the Stooges' "TV Eye" by Wylde Ratttz -- aka Don Fleming, Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley, Mark Arm, Mike Watt, and Ron Asheton -- which also appeared on the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack, is another affectionate yet creative cover. School of Rock may not be the most visionary of soundtracks, but it is a fun souvenir from a fun movie.

By: HeatherPhears. 

1. "School of Rock" School of Rock cast (with The Mooney Suzuki) 4:14
2. "Your Head and Your Mind and Your Brain" (dialogue) Jack Black 0:36
3. "Substitute" The Who 3:47
4. "Fight" No Vacancy 2:35
5. "Touch Me" The Doors 3:10
6. "I Pledge Allegiance to the Band..." (dialogue) Jack Black 0:49
7. "Sunshine of Your Love" Cream 4:10
8. "Immigrant Song" Led Zeppelin 2:23
9. "Set You Free" The Black Keys 2:44
10. "Edge of Seventeen" Stevie Nicks 5:26
11. "Heal Me, I'm Heartsick" No Vacancy 4:46
12. "Growing on Me" The Darkness 3:29
13. "Ballrooms of Mars" T. Rex 4:08
14. "Those Who Can't Do..." (dialogue) Jack Black 0:41
15. "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" Ramones 3:53
16. "T.V. Eye" The Stooges 5:22
17. "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" (covering AC/DC)

Label: Atlantic – RVC1 83694, Atlantic – 603497843473
Vinyl, LP, Stereo, Orange Translucent
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Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: Oct 8, 2021
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Glam, Pop Rock, Mod, Beat, Punk