The Rocker Soundtrack Returns the World to Hairband Goodness
Rainn Wilson’s character Robert “Fish” Fishman had it all and was on the verge of rock n roll stardom, when his band dumped in to get a record deal. Twenty years later, he has an opportunity for redemption. Throw in prom and a YouTube viral vid and a funny movie you get. The Rocker has more hair band references than Rock of Love, but somehow pulls it off.
There are 26 songs in the movie, including seven from Teddy Geiger, who plays Curtis in the movie. Geiger also adds another two songs to the soundtrack album: I’m So Bitter and a cover of Poison’s Nothin’ But a Good Time. Rain Wilson’s 80’s movie band Vesuvius contributes two songs to the movie – Promised Land and Pompeii Nights. The soundtrack also includes Twisted Sister, Cinderella, Foreigner and Europe. Now that’s a lot of Aquanet and man makeup. Then there’s also Peter Gabriel, The View, Hairbrain, Kinky and MuteMath (recently featured in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2).
The soundtrack album has about half of the songs, but you can find the videos and downloads for all 26 at ReelSoundtrack. Here are a couple hair band classics for your listening pleasure. The Final Countdown by Europe
And Nobody’s Fool by Cinderella: