Entertainment Weekly - 12/16/94, pp.64-66
"...a score that emphasizes punk, industrial sludge, Beavis and Butt-head-style thrash, and cantankerous indie bands..." - Rating: B
Producers include: Ted Nicely, Rick Parasher, Matt Hyde, Cliff Shrimpner, Andy Wallace.
Engineers include: Steve De Acutis, Eli Janney, Matt Hyde.
Much like the DIY ethic applied to its namesake film, the soundtrack of CLERKS has a very sparse approach taken to it, with a couple of notable exceptions. Commercial alternative artists like Alice In Chains (who recycled "Got Me Wrong" from their SAP EP) and Soul Asylum (who wrote "Can't Ever Tell" specifically for the film) sit alongside such lesser-knowns as Golden Smog (actually the uncredited Dave Pirner, Victoria Williams and various Jayhawks) and Seaweed. Bash & Pop's trashy rocker "Making Me Sick," is followed by Stabbing Westward's Nine Inch Nails-inspired "Violent Mood Swings." Representing the commercially untainted side of the alternative nation are Supernova (whose "Chewbacca" is an ode to the "Star Wars" character), the manic ravings of Girls Against Boys ("Kill The Sex Player"), and the thinking-man's punk of Bad Religion ("Leaders And Followers"). While the snippets of movie dialogue make CLERKS follow in the footsteps of any Quentin Tarantino-related soundtracks, the music squarely makes it a current update of wherever SINGLES left off.