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Soundtracks Of Our Lives: The Lost Boys soundtrack walked awkwardly between worlds

When The Lost Boys arrived in 1987, popular music was in a state of change, transitioning from the brooding, poufy-haired synth-pop that dominated the early ’80s into the boisterous, poufy-haired metal that straddled its latter half. Like the movie’s shapeshifting vampires—or like Kiefer Sutherland’s Billy Idol-in-the-front, Vince-Neil-in-the-back bleached mullet—The Lost Boys’ soundtrack reflects that by leading its own double afterlife.
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