We’re suckers for anniversary album releases and while this is not Reggae-Rock specific, it’s cool to see that the soundtrack to the movie Clerks will be pressed to Vinyl for the first time ever in celebration of its 20th Anniversary – It’ll be out on Vinyl Nov 11th, 2014.
The soundtrack features a heavy dose of 90’s alt-rock songs from bands such as Girls Against Boys, Alice in Chains, Bad Religion, The Jesus Lizard, Golden Smog, Soul Asylum, Seaweed and more, as well as audio clips from the film.
Famously, the cost of licensing the songs on the soundtrack cost more than the film cost to make.
Clerks was an independent movie release that came out Oct 19th, 1994 & was an all black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film as Silent Bob. This movie is where Jay & Silent Bob built their cult following that saw them reach mainstream success. The movie is about a day in the life of two store clerks interacting with each other, customers & various acquaintances.
Clerks was shot for $27,575 at the same convenience stores where director Kevin Smith worked at in real life. Surprisingly enough, the movie brought in a gross amount of $3 million in theaters. Since then, director Kevin Smith has gone on to direct such films as: Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Dogma, Zack & Miri Make A Porno, Cop Out & more!
The soundtrack to Clerks came out Oct 11th, 1994, a week before the movie officially premiered. The soundtrack has 20 total tracks with samples from the movie and for the first time, it is available on Vinyl!
We’re supporters of the vinyl movement and next week, we’ll announce another iconic movie who’s soundtrack is coming to Vinyl for the first time – so stay tuned!
Watch: Clerks – Trailer (1994)