Waxwork Records preps first ever release of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie score

Waxwork Records preps first ever release of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie score
Yes, dudes and dudettes: major-league butt-kicking is BACK IN TOWN.

I’ll spare you the opportunity of participating in another toxic “90s kid” debate; but for those of us who at least partially grew up during that illustrious (for children) decade, is there any doubt about how awesome it was from a cultural standpoint? Millennials from North America currently jump at the chance to reminisce about pogs and heyday-Nickelodeon, which is why TMT is anxious to report the following bit of news destined to have you hugging the porcelain throne as a result of nausea post-nostalgia: the score for the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (1990) is getting released on vinyl tomorrow, October 19, courtesy of Waxwork Records. (The previous sentence alone, I suspect, was basically enough to inspire instantaneous vertigo. Barf barf barf!)

The plot of TMNT may or may not exist in a haze nearly thirty years after the movie’s release, but as soon as you hear the ninja-inspired sounds crafted by John DuPrez, it might all come back to you. I’m personally reminded of a weirdly unthreatening Shredder, plus the mind-blowing paradox of turtles trained in martial arts who simultaneously exude the disposition of a teenage Californian (despite their living in NYC). Something supplemental was clearly in the drug-infused water during the late 80s and 90s.

Waxwork basically specializes in these sorts of lux soundtrack vinyl treatments, by the way — so you know you’ll be in good hands. Buy the score here — in your choice of turtle colors! — and have a listen to some tracks below.

TMNT OST: the Michelangelo package


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tracklisting:

Side A
01. Crimewave
02. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
03. Crime Fighters
04. Possess The Right Thinking
05. Subway Attack
06. Splinter’s Tale I

Side B
07. Hidden Treasures
08. Shredder’s Big Entrance
09. Raphael In Trouble
10. Huge Fight
11. Tatsu Attack
12. Trouble
13. Their Greatest Fear

Side C
14. Message From Splinter0
15. Time To Go Back
16. Splinter’s Tale
17. Battles With The Foot
18. Sewer Surfin’
19. Street Fight

Side D
20. Shredder’s Last Stand
21. The Fall Of Shredder
22. TMNT (Alt Mix)
23. Splinter’s Tale I (Alt Mix)
24. Splinter’s Tale II (Alt Mix)

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