Terminal City Ricochet
CD - $12.00
This is the soundtrack to the FINALLY released Canadian motion picture. While the soundtrack CD is included in the DVD + Soundtrack CD version, this has the original packaging & art!
Soundtrack to black humor film thriller showing how tabloid media is used to control an increasingly repressed and brain-dead society. Parallels to today's reality are so uncanny that it should be shown on primetime before every U.S. election.
Jello Biafra, Peter Breck (Shock Corridor, The Big Valley) and D.O.A.'s Joey Keithley act in the film.
Jello Biafra, DOA, Nomeansno, Beatnigs, Evan Johns and the H-Bombs, Nomeansno, Gerry Hannah (from the Canadian Subhumans), the Groovaholics, I Braineater, Jello Biafra and DOA, Jello Biafra and Nomeansno, Jello Biafra and Keith LeBlanc, all on one kick ass soundtrack. The Jello Biafra/DOA tracks ended up being expanded into the rockin' full-length called Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors, while the Jello/Nomeansno song was expanded to become the classic The Sky Is Falling And I Want My Mommy record by Jello Biafra & Nomeansno.
Heck, who needs the movie- how could it ever live up to its soundtrack? Ha ha ha... that's a joke, track down this flick and dig it, true believer!
"Nary a speck of optimism in Terminal City, where rock music is banned, guitars are illegal weapons, television "is the drug of a nation, breeding ignorance, and feeding radiation," (Beatnigs) and the "greenhouse is so hot it stinks" (Jello Biafra with Nomeansno). The '80s are history and the '90s kick in with an evil eye government and corrupt watchdogs. Who better to satirize this junk culture than the PMRC-harassed Biafra, who joins Nomeansno, D.O.A., and Tackhead's Keith LeBlanc on this compilation - actually a soundtrack to a Canadian film in which Biafra appears and which still awaits Stateside release. Also appropriate is a track from Gerry Hannah, former bassist/songwriter for Vancouver's Subhumans, who recorded an album inside a Canadian prison during a ten-year sentence for blowing up a nuclear weapons plant. There's intensity and musical variety fuming through this city, as shards of truth bounce off a wall of exaggeration and it's us little folk who get slashed in the face."
- Rockpool, March 1990