Is there a bootleg Buckaroo Banzai soundtrack CD?


Yes, there are several bootleg Buckaroo Banzai soundtracks.

Mike has a website called Rare Soundtracks! at http://www.fantasywriter.net/tabb/banzai/soundtracks1.html. He has every Buckaroo Banzai Bootleg Soundtrack listed there and luckily he allowed me to mirror his information here.


The First Bootleg Version of the Buckaroo Banzai Soundtrack CD. This image was originally found on the Rare Soundtracks! web site at http://www.fantasywriter.net/tabb/banzai/soundtracks1.html.

The Limited Edition Gold Soundtrack CD that is out there is a bootleg. There is no writing on the CD itself and the booklet consists of only one piece of paper with the logo from the book cover on front. The following text (which is the prologue to the film) is found on the back of the one page booklet :

Buckaroo Banzai, born to an American mother and a Japanese father, thus began life as he was destined to live it...going in several directions at once. A brilliant neurosurgeon, this restless young man grew quickley(sic) dissatisfied with a life devoted solely to medicine. He roamed the planet studying martial arts and particle physics, collecting around him a most eccentric group of friends, those hard-rocking scientists The Hong Kong Cavaliers.

And now, with his astounding jet car ready for a bold assault on the dimension barrier, Buckaroo Banzai faces the greatest challenge of his turbulent life.

...while high above the Earth, an alien spacecraft keeps a nervous watch on Team Banzai's every move...

 

Buckaroo Banzai - Original Soundtrack
Limited Edition Gold CD
Music By Michael Boddicker
Part # BBCD-008
Running Time : 37m 22s

There are 21 tracks listed on the back of the CD (with a running time of 37m 22s) and, although only 18 tracks show up when the CD is put into the player, all 21 tracks worth of music is found on the CD.

1. Opening Theme - 1:20
2. Penny is Alive - 1:18
3. Red Lectroids From Planet 10 - 2:03
4. Penny's Theme - :30
5. "No Matter Where you go..." (Dialogue) - :13
6. "Laugh while you can..." (Dialogue) - :03
7. They're getting away! - :40
8. Nobudy cumz in here - 1:29
9. You can't ride that - :31
10. Motorcycle chase - 2:23
11. Buckaroo's speech (dialogue) - :31
12. Turbo pod on our tail - 1:30
13. Team Banzai Theme - :49
14. End Credits (short Version) - 2:20
15. Opening Theme reprise - 1:06
16. "Where are we going..." (Dialogue) - :06
17. "It's not my planet..." (Dialogue) - :04
18. The 8th Dimension - 13:31
19. End credits (Long Version) - 4:14
20. President on line one (Dialogue) - :19
21. Banzai Jam (Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers) - 2:01


A Second Bootleg Version of the Buckaroo Banzai Soundtrack on CD. This image was originally found on the Rare Soundtracks! web site at http://www.fantasywriter.net/tabb/banzai/soundtracks1.html.

According to Mike : "There are no notes in the front booklet (if you can call it that.) The inner booklet picture is Buckaroo at the microphone on stage, (looks like he's about to say "Hey, hey, hey . . ." The bottom reads "Original Motion picture soundtrack."

The back of the CD lists "1994 Yoyodyne Productions Limited" and "Produced by the Monkey Boys." The spine reads "Buckaroo Banzai Movie Soundtrack BB01."

The printing of the artwork was obviously made on a computer. Its pretty grainy and the text looks like it was done on one of those old daisy wheel type printers. The CD is bootleg TDK CD-R."

Buckaroo Banzai - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music By Michael Boddicker
Part # BB01
Running Time : 39m 39s

1. Security Clearance (:14)
2. Opening Theme (1:07)
3. Penny Is Alive (1:20)
4. Red Lectroids From Planet 10 (2:05)
5. Buckaroo's Hand (Dialogue)(:07)
6. Penny's Theme (:32)
7. "Don't Be Mean . . ." (Dialogue)(:11)
8. Outtake At Arnie's (1:18)
9. "Laugh While You Can . . ." (Dialogue)(:06)
10. They're Getting Away! (:40)
11. Nobody Cumz In Here (1:29)
12. You Can't Ride That (:31)
13. Motorcycle Chase (2:26)
14. "A Lot Of Zeroes . . ." (Dialogue)(:18)
15. Turbo Pod On Our Tail (1:33)
16. Team Banzai Theme (:51)
17. "Use More Honey . . ." (Dialogue)(:06)
18. End Credits (Short Version)(2:22)
19. "Since I Don't Have You" (Weller)(1:01)
20. Opening Theme Reprise (1:06)
21. "Where Are We Going . . ." (Dialogue)(:09)
22. The 8th Dimension (13:30)
23. "It's Not My Planet . . ." (Dialogue)(:06)
24. "Wherever You Go . . ." (Dialogue)(:10)
25. Banzai Jam (Buckaroo Banzai And The Hong Kong Cavaliers)(1:44)
26. "President On Line One . . ." (Dialogue)(:17)
27. End Credits (Long Version)(4:14)


A Third Bootleg Version of the Buckaroo Banzai Soundtrack CD. This image was originally found on the Rare Soundtracks! web site at http://www.fantasywriter.net/tabb/banzai/soundtracks1.html.

The following information about a Japanese Buckaroo Banzai Banzai bootleg was reported by Scott Tate :

"Here's what I've been able to turn up on the latest version of the B. Banzai soundtrack that's making the rounds. It's a CD-R featuring 47 tracks, with a total running time of 69 minutes, 54 seconds -- obviously longer than either of the common previously documented versions.

A complete track listing follows ("*" indicates non-music tracks):

1. Security Clearance*
2. Childhood Dossier-- Better Days*
3. Main Theme
4. Consulting with Dr. Banzai*
5. Through the Mountain*
6. 1938*
7. Across the 8th Dimension
8. "Home is*
9.-10. Exit Dr. Lizardo, Enter John Whorfin*
11. - 15. The Hong Kong Cavaliers-- For One Night Only!
16. Penny's Theme
17. John Whorfin Phones Home*
18. Mistaken Identity*
19. Meet the Press*
20. They're Getting Away
21. You Can't Ride That!
22. Who are They?*
23. Red Lectroids
24. Hacking Yoyodyne*
25. A Message from Planet 10*
26. Team Banzai Theme
27. "Who Am I?*
28. Motorcycle Chase
29. Nobody Cumz in Here
30. Under Pressure*
31. The Secret to Good Baklava and Effective Interrogation*
32. Code Red*
33. Team Banzai March
34. John Whorfin Rallies the Workers*
35. Buckaroo is Wired*
36. Main Theme (Reprise)
37. The Secretary of Defense Objects*
38. "Prepare for Crosscheck*
39. "Full Speed Ahead!*
40. Turbo Pod Theme
41. The President Checks In*
42. Penny is Alive
43. A Grateful Planet 10 Offers Thanks*
44. Team Banzai March [Extended, over closing credits]
45. BONUS TRACK: Hong Kong Cavaliers Theme (film production tape, no audience sounds)
46. BONUS TRACK: Since I Don't Have You (film production tape, no audience sounds)
47. BONUS Track: Since I Don't Have You (alternate version with vocals by Pinky Carruthers)


A Fourth Bootleg Version of the Buckaroo Banzai Soundtrack CD. This image was originally found on the Rare Soundtracks! web site at http://www.fantasywriter.net/tabb/banzai/soundtracks1.html.

The following information were provided by Jimmie Harp

"I came across a CD of the Buckaroo Banzai soundtrack. This was packaged with the soundtrack to SATURN 3 (both on the same CD), and had reproductions of the two movie posters on the front of the insert, while the back of the insert has the promo for BB from the press kit (I believe),and a French poster for Saturn 3. I have included a scan of each side of the insert for your reference. Neither of the soundtracks are listed with track names...only numbers and times of each track.(Thanks to your FAQ, I can now attribute names to some of the BB tracks by comparing times with the listings from other BBCD's)..... BB has 11 tracks:

1. Opening Theme (1:21)
2. Penny Is Alive (1:16)
3. Red Lectroids from Planet 10 (2:01)
4. Penny's Theme (:29)
5. They're Getting Away/Nobody Cumz In Here (2:07)
6. You Can't Ride That (2:51)
7. Turbo Pod On Our Tail/Team Banzai Theme (2:20)
8. End Credits (Short Version) (2:20)
9. Opening Theme Reprise (1:05)
10. The 8th Dimension (13:28)
11. End Credits (Long Version)(4:11)

The Sat 3 has 33 tracks, but who cares about the times."


A Fifth Bootleg Version of the Buckaroo Banzai Soundtrack CD. This image was originally found on the Rare Soundtracks! web site at http://www.fantasywriter.net/tabb/banzai/soundtracks1.html.

This Special Edition Compilation Soundtrack was released in 1998 by 8th Dimension Industries. This CD contains "enhanced" CD-Rom material including 46 dialogue tracks, 5 video files (including the lost "parent" scene and theatrical traler), scans of the postcard set, presskit photos and extras, links to 20 Buckaroo Banzai websites, and the movie script)

1. Security Clearance (:14)
2. Opening Theme (1:06)
3. Penny Is Alive (1:20)
4. Red Lectroids From Planet 10 (2:05)
5. Buckaroo's Hand (Dialogue)(:07)
6. Penny's Theme (:32)
7. Outtake at Arnies (1:18)
8. "No Matter Where You Go . . ." (Dialogue)(:15)
9. "Laugh While You Can . . ." (Dialogue)(:06)
10. They're Getting Away! (:40)
11. Nobody Cumz In Here (1:31)
12. You Can't Ride That (:34)
13. Motorcycle Chase (2:26)
14. Buckaroo's Speech (Dialogue)(:31)
15. Turbo Pod On Our Tail (1:33)
16. Team Banzai Theme (:51)
17. "Use More Honey . . ." (Dialogue)(:06)
18. End Credits (Short Version) (2:22)
19. "Since I Don't Have You" (Weller)(1:01)
20. Opening Theme Reprise (1:06)
21. "Where Are We Going . . ." (Dialogue)(:09)
22. "It's Not My Planet . . ." (Dialogue)(:06)
23. The 8th Dimension (13:30)
24. "President On Line One . . ." (Dialogue)(:17)
25. End Credits (Long Version) (4:14)
26. Banzai Jam (Buckaroo Banzai And The Hong Kong Cavaliers)(1:44)


There may also be a Japanese version of the soundtrack but this is unconfirmed. Does anyone have more information on this? Please e-mail Sean at figment@figmentfly.com.


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