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Re: The soundtracks

Posted By: Linda Kay <[email protected]>
Thursday, 8 April 2004, at 11:40 p.m.

In Response To: The soundtracks (wyldstallynsrock)

When Excellent Adventure was made it was on a pretty low budget and the use of big name rock stars wasn't very likely. Some movies choose to use existing songs on their soundtracks, but the Bill & Ted movies both go out of their way to have completely original soundtracks (the only even slightly recognizable song being God Gave Rock and Roll to You II performed by KISS). The reason behind this? I would kind of guess it has to do with the fact that Wyld Stallyns in and of itself is supposed to eventually be a mega-band and if they had all of these already established hit tunes on their soundtrack it would kind of take something away from the whole "myth" idea behind Bill and Ted. I mean, in Excellent Adventure when they get to the future and hear "In Time" it's supposed to by Wyld Stallyns playing that music. It's true the Bogus Journey soundtrack did include Primus and the song they performed at the Battle of the Bands, but every other song is tied into the movie or, like God Gave etc. a song Wyld Stallyns is supposed to have performed themselves perhaps? At least that's the way I've always looked at it. And yes, I do believe a royalty has to be paid to use quotes from songs in movies, however I think there's a certain limit to it, like if you only use one line from a song you don't have to pay but if you use several lines or the lyrics from an entire song there's a fee. The copyright laws are pretty specific but unfortunately I just don't know them off the top of my head. I'd love to hear what other fans think about this topic, it's a really interesting one! Would you have prefered to have heard some of the classic bands B&T quote on the soundtracks?? Party On!


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