Vinyl Dynamite #26: Wild in the Streets Soundtrack
It is with a sad heart that I confess that I have yet to see the 1968 hippie classic Wild in the Streets. It's available from Amazon (as a two-for with Gas-s-s-s), but Netflix doesn't have it yet, and I'm too cheap to buy it.
It seems like the Boomers were obsessed with taking over the country in the late sixties - a plethora of songs and movies proclaim the fact that their numbers outweigh the older generation. Wild in the Streets doesn't sound like it's ashamed of this opinion, and basically preaches that the Boomers should rise up and start takin' over.... which they actually did, but reality was much less dramatic.
The soundtrack is your standard psychedelic pop. The hit "Shape of Things to Come" stands out as the best track, but some of the other tracks have merit as well. Here's "14 or Fight":
Download the album here