Ain't life Rad?

A fine example of mid-80s motivational soundtrack rock, a staple of the class-conscious underdog sports movies of the era (see also The Karate Kid, Better Off Dead). I have to wonder if “Break the Ice” wasn’t written for a different movie: the story of a young man who spends every afternoon on a frozen over baseball diamond in suburban Toronto practicing extreme moves in his hockey skates.

mcdonald-giles

Way back during college, back when I was mostly buying hip hop or random records to sample, (and feebly attempt to make my own music), I ran across a self titled LP by McDonald & Giles. Since that day, the record has become a favorite of mine. It’s hard not to appreciate the incredible composition…