Personnel: Jeff Russo (guitar, background vocals); Dan Lavery (Fender Rhodes piano, background vocals); David Kahne (programming).
Audio Mixers: David J. Holman; David Kahne; Dusty Wakeman; Jerry Finn; John Travis ; Matt Wallace ; Mike Plotnikoff; Mike Shipley; Andy Wallace; Tim Palmer; Brian Malouf.
Not unlike the horse's head in THE GODFATHER, we are left with little choice but to allow the pastry scene in AMERICAN PIE to take its place among infamous moments in American cinematic history. That said, the soundtrack for AMERICAN PIE is a who's who of the day's hottest alternative and pop-punk rock bands.
The soundtracks to popular movies like AMERICAN PIE are very often ideal vehicles for new acts to gain mass exposure; and the debut here by Super TransAtlantic (featuring Pat Badger, formerly of Extreme) could prove a precursor for things to come. The Atomic Fireballs bring their zany Bosstones-meets-swing madness to the fold with "Man With the Hex." Radio darlings Third Eye Blind mark another notch in their belt of singable jems with "New Girl." Tonic's "You Wanted More" is sweet as sugar, while the Green Day of the late-'90s, Blink 182, explore the awkwardness of teen sexuality in "Mutt." Having come a long way from its days of questioning the gender of a higher power, Dishwalla offer the new track "Find Your Way Home." With a consistent collection of modern music, AMERICAN PIE takes the cake.
Entertainment Weekly (7/16/99, p.71) - "...likably loopy, with some serious 4.0 exceptions..." - Rating: B