1980 Soundtrack – Roadie

Roadie is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by Alan Rudolph about a truck driver who becomes a roadie for a traveling rock and roll show. The film stars Meat Loaf and marks his first starring role in a film. There are also cameo appearances by musicians such as Roy Orbison and Hank Williams Jr. and supporting roles played by Alice Cooper and the members of Blondie.


1  Everything Works If You Let It (Rick Nielsen) 03:22
2  You Better Run (Eddie Brigati; Felix Cavaliere) 02:59
3  Brainlock (Joe Ely) 02:49
4  Road Rats (Alice Cooper; Dick Wagner) 02:36
5  Can’t We Try (Ken Hirsch; Ronald Miller) 04:53
6  Drivin’ My Life Away (David Malloy; Eddie Rabbitt; Even Stevens) 03:08
7  Your Precious Love (Nickolas Ashford; Valerie Simpson) 04:10
8  A Man Needs A Woman (John Lewis Parker; Steve Cropper) 03:41
9  Crystal Ball (Tommy Shaw) 05:43
10  Double Yellow Line (James Lance; Jeff Monday; Sue Saad; Tony Riparetti) 02:44
11  Ring Of Fire (June Carter; Merle Kilgore) 03:27
12  Pain (Alice Cooper; Davey Johnstone; Fred Mandel) 03:54
13  That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again (Chris Price; Roy Orbison) 04:00
14  (Hot Damn) I’m A One Woman Man (Ed Whiting; Mike Dosco) 02:40
15  The American Way (Hank Williams Jr) 02:59
16  Texas, Me And You (Ray Benson) 03:40


1 Everything Works If You Let It

 Cheap Trick
BassTom Petersson
DrumsBun E Carlos
GuitarRick Nielsen
VocalsRobin Zander

2 You Better Run

BassRoger Capps
DrumsMyron Grombacher
GuitarNeil Giraldo
GuitarScott St Clair Sheets
Background VocalsNeil Giraldo
VocalsPat Benatar

3 Brainlock

BassGregg Wright
DrumsRobert Marquam
GuitarJesse Taylor
GuitarJoe Ely
Pedal Steel GuitarLloyd Maines
AccordionPonty Bone
VocalsJoe Ely

4 Road Rats

BassKasim Sulton
DrumsJohn Wilcox
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsRoger Powell
Background VocalsTodd Rundgren
Background VocalsKasim Sulton
Background VocalsJohn Wilcox
Background VocalsRoger Powell
VocalsAlice Cooper

5 Can’t We Try

BassJimmy Williams
DrumsQuinton Joseph
GuitarDennis Harris
KeyboardsDennis Williams
Background VocalsBrenda Jones
Background VocalsShirley Jones
Background VocalsValorie Jones
VocalsTeddy Pendergrass

6 Drivin’ My Life Away

BassDon Barrett
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarEddie Rabbitt
PianoAlan Feingold
VocalsEddie Rabbitt

7 Your Precious Love

BassJeffrey Staton
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarJohn Rowin
PianoMike Melvoin
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxDavid Sanborn
PercussionVictor Feldman
VocalsStephen Bishop
VocalsYvonne Elliman

8 A Man Needs A Woman

BassDavid White
DrumsCurly Smith
GuitarSteve Cropper
GuitarBob Webb
KeyboardsJohn Lewis Parker
PianoRobert Alpert
SaxDavid Woodford
VocalsJay Ferguson

9 Crystal Ball

BassChuck Panozzo
DrumsJohn Panozzo
GuitarJames JY Young
GuitarTommy Shaw
KeyboardsDennis DeYoung
PercussionJohn Panozzo
VocalsTommy Shaw
VocalsDennis DeYoung

10 Double Yellow Line

BassBobby Manzer
DrumsJames Lance
GuitarTony Riparetti
GuitarBilly Anstatt
VocalsSue Saad

11 Ring Of Fire

BassNigel Harrison
DrumsClem Burke
GuitarChris Stein
GuitarFrank Infante
KeyboardsJimmy Destri
VocalsDeborah Harry

12 Pain

BassKasim Sulton
DrumsJohn Wilcox
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsRoger Powell
VocalsAlice Cooper

13 That Lovin’ You Feelin’ Again

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJerry McGee
Acoustic GuitarTrevor Veitch
PianoJai Winding
VocalsEmmylou Harris
VocalsRoy Orbison

14 (Hot Damn) I’m A One Woman Man

BassDavid Parlato
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarKenny Lovelace
GuitarTim May
PianoJerry Lee Lewis
Background VocalsGene Morford
Background VocalsDebbie Hall
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsJohn Bahler
VocalsJerry Lee Lewis

15 The American Way

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarReggie Young
GuitarLeo Jackson
GuitarRock Killough
GuitarHank Williams Jr
Acoustic GuitarRandy Scruggs
BanjoBobby Thompson
MandolinKieran Kane
KeyboardsLarry Knechtel
KeyboardsShane Keister
VocalsHank Williams Jr

16 Texas, Me And You

 Asleep At The Wheel
BassDean Demmerrit
DrumsFran Christina
GuitarRay Benson
GuitarChris O’Connell
Pedal Steel GuitarBobby Black
PianoJohnny Nicholas
SaxPat Ryan
Background VocalsChris O’Connell
Background VocalsJohnny Nicholas
VocalsRay Benson

Other Musicians

Don Renaldo And His Strings And Horns (Track 5)

Liner Notes

Producer – George Martin (Track 1)
Producer – Keith Olsen (Track 2)
Producer – Michael Brovsky (Track 3)
Producer – Todd Rundgren (Tracks 4, 12)
Producer – John Faith, Teddy Pendergrass (Track 5)
Producer – David Malloy (Track 6)
Producer – Bones Howe (Tracks 7, 14, 16)
Producer – John Lewis Parker, Steve Cropper (Track 8)
Producer – Styx (Track 9)
Producer – James Lance, Richard Perry (Track 10)
Producer – Blondie (Track 11)
Producer – Brian Ahern (Track 13)
Producer – Jimmy Bowen (Track 15)
Producer (Executive) – Shep Gordon, Steve Wax
Arranged By – John Faith (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Bob Alcivar (Track 14)
Arranged By (Strings) – Craig Safan (Track 13)
Conductor – Craig Safan (Track 13)
Coordinator – Kathy Coleman
Engineer – Geoff Emerick (Track 1)
Engineer – Chris Minto, Keith Olsen (Track 2)
Engineer – Chet Himes (Track 3)
Engineer – Todd Rundgren (Tracks 4, 12)
Engineer – Peter Humphreys (Track 5)
Engineer – Bones Howe (Tracks 7, 14, 16)
Engineer – Geoff Howe (Tracks 7, 14)
Engineer – Bruce Robb, Larry Rebhun (Track 8)
Engineer – Ron Treat (Track 15)
Engineer – Biff Dawes (Track 16)
Engineer (Additional) – John Weaver (Tracks 4, 12)
Mastered By – Phil Cross
Mixed By – Chris Minto, Keith Olsen (Track 2)
Mixed By – Todd Rundgren (Tracks 4, 12)
Mixed By – Peter Granet (Track 6)
Mixed By – Gary Loizzo, Rob Kingsland, Tommy Shaw (Track 9)
Mixed By – Dee Robb (Track 13)
Mixed By – Jimmy Bowen (Track 15)
Recorded By – Peter Granet (Track 6)
Recorded By – Daniel Protheroe (Track 10)
Recorded By – John Arrias (Track 13)
Recording Supervisor – Bones Howe
Technician – Vincent Warsavage (Track 5)

Design – Willardson & White Studio
Illustration – Roger Bergendorff

Mastered At Filmways/Heider Recording
Mixed At Sound City Studios
Mixed At Pumpkin Studios
Mixed At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At The Venue, London
Recorded At Cherokee Studios
Recorded At Sigma Sound Studios
Recorded At Caribou Ranch
Recorded At Filmways/Heider Recording
Recorded At Cow Palace
Recorded At Santa Barbara Sound Design
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At Sound Stage Studios
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