TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF 0) THE OOZE
Original Soundtrack (SBK 96204)
Vanilla Ice may have an on-screen role in the movie itself, but when it comes to the soundtrack for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze," he's strictly a bit player. Not that his "Ninja Rap" is an especially shoddy piece of work; it's actually pretty catchy, even if its "Go ninja, go ninja, go!" chorus sounds awfully similar to an M. C. Hammer routine. But the truth is, Ice is frozen out by the album's other contributors, particularly Cathy Dennis and David Morales' searing "Find the Key to Your Life," Spunkadelic's feisty "Creatures of Habit" and Dan Hartman's soulful "(That's Your) Consciousness."
Original Soundtrack (Elektra 61047)
When director Oliver Stone was shooting concert sequences for his Doors movie, he tried to pull extra realism from those scenes by substituting actor Val Kilmer's voice for that of lead singer Jim Morrison. Don't worry, though -- the soundtrack album to "The Doors" is pure Morrison. In fact, it may be a little too pure, since it augments familiar favorites like "Light My Fire" and "Riders on the Storm" with Morrison's self-indulgent poetry readings. Still, it's worth noting that the most visceral performance on the album comes not from Morrison and the Doors but the Velvet Underground, whose dark, hypnotic "Heroin" outclasses everything else on the album.