‘Clueless’ Soundtrack Heads to Black-and-Yellow Plaid Vinyl

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.26.15 in News

In 1995, when the Clueless soundtrack was originally released, it wasn’t available on vinyl. As if. The music from the hit Alicia Silverstone comedy did, however, include a couple of songs from some of the era’s best-liked British bands (Supergrass‘s “Alright” and an acoustic version of Radiohead‘s “Fake Plastic Trees”) along with pre-’80s-revival renditions of Reagan-era staples (the Muffs covering Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America,” Counting Crows doing Psychedelic Furs’ “The Ghost in You”). The release ended up going platinum. And now it’s coming to colored wax.

Universal Music is commemorating the film’s 20th anniversary with a vinyl reissue of the Clueless soundtrack, as Entertainment Weekly reports. The record will be available on April 7. Noted vinyl-seller Urban Outfitters is offering an exclusive black-and-yellow plaid vinyl edition. Also featured are the likes of Beastie Boys and Velocity Girl.

The first vinyl release of Clueless comes amid a rash of soundtrack reissues in the format. Late last year, Trent Reznor’s Natural Born Killers soundtrack received its first U.S. vinyl release. Earlier in 2014, the Jurassic Park score arrived on what was billed as dilophosaurus-colored vinyl, though of course not even Steven Spielberg, who is thanked more than God, can know the true color of dinosaurs. I’ll pause while you make a “W” with your hands: Whatever.

Clueless OST vinyl (April 7, Universal Music)

1. The Muffs, “Kids in America”
2. Cracker, “Shake Some Action”
3. Counting Crows, “The Ghost in You”
4. Luscious Jackson, “Here” (Squirmel Mix)
5. World Party, “All the Young Dudes”
6. Radiohead, “Fake Plastic Trees” (acoustic version)
7. Lightning Seeds, “Change”
8. Smoking Popes, “Need You Around”
9. Beastie Boys, “Mullet Head”
10. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, “Where’d You Go?”
11. Coolio, “Rollin’ with My Homies”
12. Supergrass, “Alright”
13. Velocity Girl, “My Forgotten Favorite”
14. Jill Sobule, “Supermodel” (Jill Sobule)