Various Artists

Fast Track to Nowhere: Songs from "Rebel Highway"

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AllMusic Review by JT Griffith

Fast Track to Nowhere was the soundtrack to the little-seen Showtime original series Rebel Highway. Expertly compiled by producers Karyn Rachtman and Jon McHugh, the soundtrack is filled with inspired covers. Rebel Highway was a neo-film noir series of "sin-seeped stories of troubled teens." That "JD" quality is captured in songs like Charlie Sexton's "Race With the Devil," the Wild Colonials' "Evil" (Muddy Waters), and the Neville Brothers' "Let the Good Times Roll." Some tracks are surprising, like the Meat Puppets' version of "The House of Blue Lights" (popularized by Chuck Berry) and Sheryl Crow's "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday" (popularized by Fats Domino). While others -- like Blues Traveler's "I'm Walkin'" (also Domino) come as close to improving the original as possible. Fast Track to Nowhere rocks, swings, and truly races with the devil. One of the best and most creative soundtracks yet.

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