Animal House (20th Anniversary)

Animal House (20th Anniversary)




Animal House is a classic frat-house comedy, full of low-brow humor and outrageously entertaining vulgarity. The soundtrack nearly captures that atmosphere on record, even though it has a couple of flaws. The meat of the soundtrack lies in a selection of great rock & roll and R&B oldies, including Chris Montez's "Let's Dance," and Bobby Lewis' "Tossin and Turnin'," Paul & Paula's "Hey Paula," and Sam Cooke's "Twistin' the Night Away" and "Wonderful World." No matter how good these tracks are -- and they are great -- their impact is lessened by the re-recorded oldies from Lloyd Williams ("Shout," "Shama Lama Ding Dong") and John Belushi ("Money," "Louie Louie"), as well as two light-weight Steven Bishop songs and Elmer Bernstein's instrumental "Faber College Theme." While those songs reflect the boozy pleasures of the movie, they don't sound quite as good when isolated on record. Nevertheless, the soundtrack remains a good party -- even if its momentum sags occasionally.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811180829
catalogNumber: 11808


  1. Faber College Theme
  2. Louie, Louie
  3. Twistin' The Night Away
  4. Tossin' and Turnin'
  5. Shama Lama Ding Dong
  6. Hey Paula
  7. Animal House
  8. Intro
  9. Money (That's What I Want)
  10. Let's Dance
  11. Dream Girl
  12. Wonderful World
  13. Shout
  14. Faber College Theme

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elmer Bernstein   Conductor
Stephen Bishop   Track Performer
Sam Cooke   Vocals,Track Performer
Gwen Guthrie   Background Vocals
Chris Montez   Vocals,Track Performer
Rob Mounsey   Electric Piano,Background Vocals
George Young   Horn
Jay Berliner   Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Vance   Background Vocals
Paul & Paula   Track Performer
Jack Ashford   Percussion
Bob Babbitt   Bass
John Belushi   Vocals,Track Performer
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Melvin Britt   Background Vocals
George Devens   Percussion
James Gadson   Drums
Dean Gant   Keyboards
Paul Griffin   Piano,Background Vocals
Mark Kenoly   Bass
Jeff Layton   Electric Guitar
Will Lee   Bass
Dennis Morouse   Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Gary Mure   Drums
Philip Namanworth   Background Vocals
Melvin Ragin   Electric Guitar
Bob Rose   Electric Guitar
Brenda White   Background Vocals
Lloyd Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Sidney Juston   Background Vocals
Claudia Ricks   Background Vocals
Fred Jackson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Herb Alpert   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Rob Mounsey   Arranger
Kenny Vance   Producer
Lou Adler   Composer
Joe Ferla   Engineer,Remixing
Berry Gordy   Composer
Paul Griffin   Arranger
Meire Murakami   Reissue Design
Janie Bradford   Composer
Barbara Campbell   Composer
Hildebrand   Composer
Mike Moran   Engineer

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