Welcome to a Walkman-melting, battery-sapping countdown of teen comedy soundtrack cuts assembled by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped! This is your Teen Movie Hell mixtape. Crank it carefully—and use it extremely unwisely!
Track #9. KRAK, “Hardbodies” from Hardbodies (1983)
“Hardbodies” the song is the bigger, better deal— bombastically perfect for Hardbodies the movie, squeezing a tsunami of good times out of its tanning oil bottle with an arm musclebound from flexing at the beach. Krak’s efficient electro rock is seemingly created on a Texas Instruments computing device by extras who showed up on set in longhair party store rock band wigs. Somehow, it even sounds semi-pornographic, so this is way the right song for the right epic motion picture at hand in the sand. Like Rounder says, “Party party party party!”
Are you really ready for summer? Then blast the Teen Music Hell playlist while you plunge straight into the book TEEN MOVIE HELL:
TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!, by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden