In keeping in character with a film about a "modern, Stone Age family," the music for the big-screen adaptation of The Flintstones is suitably tongue-in-cheek, beginning with the inspired selection of The B-52's to perform the classic theme song (under the moniker BC-52's). Big Audio Dynamite contributes the playful '50s-inflected "Rock the Caveman," and Green Jelly's reworking of "Anarchy in the U.K." references everything from the "upside-down rubble bubble cake" to Fruity Pebbles. Other standouts are the inclusion of The Screaming Blue Messiahs' wiry, hysterical "I Wanna Be a Flintstone" from nearly a decade earlier (and featuring lead singer Bill Carter's dead-on bellow for Wilma) and the clever, melodic "In the Days of the Caveman" from Crash Test Dummies' commercial breakthrough God Shuffled His Feet. Throw in some musical diversity with Us3's horn-peppered "I Showed a Caveman How to Rock" and My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult's quirky, psychedelic-tinged "Hit & Run Holiday," and the result is a collection that stands as thoroughly entertaining.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Demalon