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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:03 am 
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Huntington, NY - AMERICAN LAUNDROMAT RECORDS (ALR) has announced it will produce and distribute a tribute CD later this year called HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (A tribute to those great 80’s films!). The tribute will feature prominent singer/songwriters, and bands covering songs that have appeared in popular 80’s films such as; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty in Pink, Say Anything, Valley Girl, Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Repo Man, and more.

ALR founder and president, Joe Spadaro says… ”I was very fortunate to grow up in the 80’s. There were many important films that spoke to me as a teenager and I wanted to tribute those films as a small thank you. It was essential for us to only approach artists that grew up during this time, artists who had similar connections to the films and songs, and who would enjoy being a part of the tribute with little concern of who else was on it. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Several artists have already singed-on to contribute and ALR will start announcing the artists over the next several weeks. “There’s definitely a buzz generating about this record” says Sean T. Rayburn, ALR vice-president, “We’re receiving phone calls from many larger labels offering to co-release and/or distribute HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, and we see this as very encouraging”.

The songs to appear on HIGH SCHOOL REUNION are:

Song / Original Artist / Film in which Song Appeared
01. Pretty in Pink / The Psychedelic Furs / Pretty in Pink
02. Million Miles Away / The Plimsouls / Valley Girl
03. Bring On The Dancing Horses / Echo & The Bunnymen / Pretty in Pink
04. Repo Man / Iggy Pop / Repo Man
05. Somebody’s Baby / Jackson Browne / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
06. I Melt With You / Modern English / Valley Girl
07. In Your Eyes / Peter Gabriel / Say Anything
08. American Girl / Tom Petty / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
09. Turning Japanese / The Vapors / Sixteen Candles
10. We Got The Beat / The Go-Go’s / Fast Times at Ridgemont High
11. Weird Science / Oingo Boingo / Weird Science
12. Love My Way / The Psychedelic Furs / Valley Girl
13. Within Your Reach / The Replacements / Say Anything
14. Don’t You (Forget About Me) / The Simple Minds / Breakfast Club
15. Tenderness / General Public / Weird Science
16. Danke Schoen / Wayne Newton / Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

AMERICAN LAUNDROMAT RECORDS is a New York based record label that has been compared to a young SubPop and Twin Tone. Since launching the label in April of 2004, ALR has managed to build an impressive roster of artists and release records that have been embraced by critics and college radio. Their first compilation CD TRANSISTOR featured 16 tracks and was called “an important record” by Modification Magazine. Bands like The Bennies (who opened shows for The Pixies reunion tour last year) and AM who have been receiving critical acclaim for their debut cd, have helped ALR become a label to watch in 2005.

For more info or to discuss the project visit the American Laundromat Records forum thread here: ... c.php?t=60

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