Decent combination of classic tunes and some great performances from The Jeff Healey Band who also appear in the movie. If you have never heard Healey and his ungodly talents, then this should prove a perfect introduction.
Bear in mind that he is blind and is performing those solos with the guitar flat on his knee (??!!). It is also notable for Healey's cover of the Bob Dylan tune 'When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky.'
The following song tracks were featured in Road House
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.Roadhouse Blues - The Jeff Healey BandBlue Monday - Bob SegerI'm Torn Down - The Jeff Healey BandThese Arms of Mine - Otis ReddingWhen the Night Comes Falling from the Sky - The Jeff Healey BandRad Gumbo - Little FeatRaising Heaven (In Hell Tonight) - Patrick SwayzeGood Heart - Kris Mckay(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - The Jeff Healey BandCliff's Edge - Patrick SwayzeMustang Sally - Wilson PickettSh-boom (Life Could Be A Dream) - The CrewcutsDon't Throw Stones - CruzadosAngel Eyes - The Jeff Healey BandOn The Road Again - The Jeff Healey BandKnock on Wood - The Jeff Healey BandAll My Ex's Live in Texas - George StraitConfidence Man - The Jeff Healey BandAre We Missing Any?Song Trivia
The first track in the movie is "Don't Throw Stones" which is being performed "live" during Dalton's first bar fight. If this song sounds familiar, it's because it is being perormed by Tito Larriva, who did much of the music in Tarrantino's "From Dusk Till Dawn" (1997).
In one version of the movie The Jeff Healey Band plays "Angel Eyes" while Swayze and Lynch dance at the bar. It's a touching scene. Everytime I've seen it since this song/scene is not in the movie. I even bought it on VHS and it is not on it. I wonder why? -Thanks to KimberlyAdd some more trivia about the songs used in Road House
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Composer(s): Michael Kamen
Michael Kamen scored the dramatic storylines of Road House while performances by The Jeff Healey Band provided the prominent source music nightly at the Double Deuce, where bouncer Dalton (Patrick Swayze) tames the rowdy clientele. For most of the film’s nearly two-hour running time, Kamen scores the drama and romance with an array of keyboards, guitar, drums and synthesized strings. His main theme is gentle Americana, with a feel for the outdoors. Other cues are subtler, underscoring both blossoming romance between the leads and the growing tension that builds throughout the picture, ultimately exploding in violence. Then, in a flamboyant example of dramatic film scoring, Kamen switches to a large orchestra for the climactic fight and final showdown, providing a pair of powerful orchestral action cues that add weight to the violence on screen.
There is some evidence that Kamen was originally scoring the entire picture with his smaller keyboard/guitar-based ensemble, with the climactic confrontation music being recorded initially with the small ensemble during the London scoring sessions, then again later with a large orchestra during sessions held in Los Angeles at The Burbank Studios. Quite possibly, at some point during post-production, a decision was made by the film’s producers that the climactic fight scenes required more “punch” than what the small ensemble could provide, but this is not confirmed information. But it is interesting that the large orchestral music was only recorded for the final 3 reels (10, 11 and 12) of the picture.
The following instrumental Score pieces were featured in Road House
:Track names in Bold are linked to a Soundtrack release.The Homestead (Dalton's Theme)Tai ChiNobody Ever Wins A FightDrop Like A StoneInvitation To BradsOn The RooftopLoading Dock FightThis Is My TownEmmet's House Explodes [Original Version]Dalton And Reno FightHeads Or Tails?The Final Confrontation [Original Version]The Final Confrontation [Film Version]Final ThemeAre We Missing Any?Score Trivia
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