The movie Burn Hollywood Burn, a satirical look at the motion picture industry, was both a critical and commercial flop. Regrettably, when a film flops, normally the soundtrack flops also. Because of a lack of funds, the producers of the movie actually advertised in entertainment trade magazines for recording artists to contribute recordings to the movie. The results are mixed. It seems that recordings were chosen either because they were good tunes or the songs had something to do with Hollywood. The Hollywood-oriented songs are basically novelty tunes and may have been suitable as source music for a (bad) film, but bad music should not be included on the soundtrack. There are several highlights on this album, including Darling Violetta's "Anastasia Says," Swamp Dogg's "Synthetic World," and the soundtracks opening and closing tunes -- "Smell the Roses" and "(Drinking in A) Striped Shirt" -- both by the excellent Turtle Grove.
AllMusic Review by Tim Griggs