Ship to Shore Phonograph Co.'s release of the Class of Nuke 'Em High soundtrack might've left me giddier than I'd been in ages. It's a wonderful collection of obscure '80s hair metal and a scattering of new wave -- the perfect companion to this 1986 Troma film Thanks to Aaron Hamel of Ship to Shore, we were able to speak with Ethan Hurt, who wrote the film's theme song. It's an intriguing story of inspiration.
The soundtrack's sold out on vinyl, but you can grab it digitally -- complete with commentary from director Lloyd Kaufmann -- from CD Baby.
Stratus, "Run For Your Life"
The Smithereens, "Much Too Much"
Ethan & the Coup, "Class of Nuke 'Em High"
Ethan & the Coup, "We Are One"
"Class of Nuke 'Em High Part II" theme