Canadian kid genius Jim Vallance, Bryan Adams' songwriting partner, who pens hits for Aerosmith, BTO, et al., supplies this soundtrack's only obligatory radio staple, "Teacher Teacher" by .38 Special (nothing special about soulless Southern rock). Luckily fast-blazing rock stars Night Ranger crash the scene with "Interstate Love Affair." Neither Freddie Mercury nor the Motels stir up much excitement, but Ian Hunter closes down the classroom and turns out the lights with his grade-A death march "(I'm The) Teacher" ("pleased to meet cha/I am the teacher"). Hunter sends the rest of the faculty home and tells the kids how it is: "they can snap your soul, blow it away/like a fragile leaf on a rainy day/can you read, can you write, say couldn't care less/you can graduate on American Express (or personal checks)." Whether or not in front of the blackboard, Hunter's got class and rules the school this time around, turning in a dynamite dissertation worth searching out.
AllMusic Review by Doug Stone