Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pride.....various artists

A fine collection of soul and funk from the 1970's that will get you moovin' and groovin'.....includes tracks by The Isley Brothers, The O'Jays, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and more...lay it on!



Honeydripper.........various artists

The music on this album is representative of the time period the movie takes place in. Solid, raw solo blues to faster, full band rocking and some blugrass.

1. Honeydripper Lounge - The Aces Of Spade
2. Tall Cotton - Mason Daring, Frank Gallagher, Tim Jackson & Mike Turk
3. No Matter How She Done It - Mable John
4. Standing By The Highway - New Beginnings Ministry
5. Move It On Over - Hank Williams
6. Why Don't You Do Right?- Lil Green
7. Stack O Lee - Keb' Mo'
8. You Got To Choose - New Beginnings Ministry
9. Goin' Down Slow - Danny Glover
10. Bertha May - Memphis Slim
11. Good Rockin' Tonight - Gary Clark Jr.
12. China Doll - Gary Clark Jr.
13. Blue Light Boogie - Gary Clark Jr.
14. Music Keeps Rollin' On - Barrence Whitfield
15. Things About Coming My Way - Ruth Brown

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Control...2007 movie...various artists

2007 release of the soundtrack to the Ian Curtis biopic directed by photographer/videographer Anton Corbijn and based on the book Touching From A Distance by Curtis' widow and co-producer of the film, Deborah Curtis. The film stars Sam Reilly in the title role and was first shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and received vast critical acclaim. All of the live scenes in the film are performed by the actors, while the American group The Killers contributed a cover of 'Shadowplay'. Music from other bands in the film are original recordings by the original artists, including David Bowie, Roxy Music, Buzzcocks, The Velvet Underground, John Cooper Clarke, Kraftwerk, Supersister and Iggy Pop. The surviving members of Joy Division, now known as New Order, recorded the incidental music for the film and other finishing touches.

1) Exit-New Order
2)What Goes on-The Velvet Underground
3)Shadowplay -The Killers
5)Dead Souls-Joy Division
6)She Was Naked-Supersister
7)Sister Midnight-Iggy pop
8)Love will tear us apart-Joy Division
9)Hypnosis-New Order
10)Drive in Saturday-David Bowie
11)Evidently Chickentown- John Cooper Clark
12)2HB-Roxy Music
13)Transmission-Joy Division
15)Atmosphere-Joy Division
16)Warszawa-David Bowie
17)Get Out-New Order


Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Truth And The Light: Music From The X-Files (Television Series)

This collection of crisp electronic music mixed with bits of character dialogue will well please X-Files fans; those unfamiliar with the long-running sci-fi show have a chance to discover just how well an intensely eerie television score can stand on its own. Soundtrack master Mark Snow has done other scores for TV, but the X-Files is his most outstanding work. Right off the bat this CD transports you into the world of agents Mulder and Scully and the supernatural or extraterrestrial mysteries they uncover. The haunting, melodious whistle theme; the slow-moving walls of melancholy electronica; the ominous, urgent rhythms written for action scenes all recall the dark, spooky atmosphere that the X-Files program has so expertly created and maintained. There's also an ocean of dialogue to explore here, which for some may be distracting, but for others will bring back the suspenseful and sometimes horrific images from particular episodes. Overall, the dialogue is presented in a subdued enough way that it doesn't stand out oddly and oftentimes just reinforces the creepy intrigue that is the show's most wonderful quality. Recommended. ----Karen Karleski

1. Introitus: Praeceps Transito Spatium
2. Materia Primoris: The X-Files Theme
3. Raptus
4. Adflatus
5. Deverbero
6. Cantus Excio
7. Mercutura
8. Lamenta
9. Insequi
10. Otium
11. Dubitatio
12. Iter Listen
13. Progigno de Axis
14. Carmen Amatorium Ex Arcanum
15. Facetus Malum
16. Memoria
17. Mitis Lumen
18. Fides Fragilis
19. Exoptare Ex Veritas
20. Kyrie

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Shot Andy Warhol: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture

Aside from new tunes by Pavement (the Lou Reed hommage Sensitive Euro Man) and Yo La Tengo, this soundtrack looks back on the '60s with period covers by Wilco, R.E.M., Ben Lee, Bettie Serveert, Jewel, and Luna. The latter's velvety take on Donovan's "Season of the Witch" is the highlight

1. Season of the Witch - Luna
2. Do You Believe in Magic? - Lovin' Spoonful
3. Love Is All Around - REM
4. Burned - Wilco
5. Itchycoo Park - Ben Lee
6. Sunshine Superman - Jewel
7. Mais Que Nada - Sergio Mendes
8. Gimi a Little Break - Love
9. Sensitive Euro Man - Pavement
10. Kick Out the Jams - MC5
11. I'll Keep It With Mine - Bettie Serveert
12. Demons - Yo La Tengo
13. I Shot Andy Warhol Suite - John Cale

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A River Somewhere from the TV series...Liam Bradley

The music from series 2 of the ABC-TV documentary. Original music by Liam Bradley...20 tracks.....enjoy!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Looking Through A Glass Onion....John Waters

Australian actor John Waters' interpretation of the life of John Lennon was a huge hit at the box office when originally staged in the early '90s. The show was a narrative combined with the music of Lennon from both The Beatles and his solo recordings. Waters and his band do the music justice and capture the essence of Lennon's songs. John Waters said at the time that he wasn't trying to sound like Lennon, yet his narrative has the Liverpool accent down to a tee, and if you close your eyes you will almost swear it's John Lennon talking. Waters has recently revived the show to rave reviews once more. from the motion picture: various artists - 1997

This is a great album mostly full of various singers covering others songs. Many of the artists featured are not so well known but are brimming with talent. Jimmie Dale Gilmore's two Lefty Frizzell covers are simply addictive! Other notable artists include Lila McCann, Thrasher Shiver and Royal Wade Kimes. If you like honky tonk or old-style country music, then this is a real treasure.

1. King of the Road - Randy Travis
2. Dream Lover - Mandy Barnett
3. If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time) - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
4. Seven Lonely Days - k d Lang
5. Rockin' Robin - Bryan White
6. Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Lila McCann
7. Blues Stay Away from Me - Thrashern Shiver
8. Sweet Nothin's - Tina & The B-Side Movement
9. I Love You a Thousand Ways - Jimmi Dale Gilmore
10. Searching (For Someone Like You) - Mandy Barnett
11. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird - Royal Wade Kimes
12. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes - The Cox Family
13. Love and Happiness - Al Green
14. Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu - Lou Ann Barton
15. Sweeter Than the Flowers - The Cox Family
16. Don't Rob Another Man's Castle - Royal Wade Kimes
17. Dark Moon - Mandy Barnett
18. Young Love - Kevin Sharp

Friday, June 10, 2011

We Were Soldiers...various artists

Editorial Reviews "music from and inspired by" the Mel Gibson Vietnam film is a full slate of new recordings by a wide range of mainstream stars, along with bagpipe and glee-club pieces that convey the movie's sobriety. Quiet, detailed vignettes by Mary Chapin Carpenter (Patty Griffin's "My Dear Old Friend") and India Arie ("Good Man") express the human losses inherent in the conflict, while the pop-country duo Montgomery Gentry offer "Didn't I," the plaint of the returning vet. Much of the rest is inspirational pop of various stripes. Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews team for the ethereal "For You," while Five for Fighting's "The Beautiful" recalls Matthews's most radio-ready tracks. Atmospheric moments from Christian-poppers and up-and-coming Nashville stars complete the package, which is sure to appeal both to fans of the film and those who'll apply the patriotic sentiments to present-day realities. --Bob Roget

1. For You Johnny Cash;Dave Matthews
2. Some Mother's Son Carolyn Dawn Johnson
3. Fall Out Train
4. Soldier Steven Curtis Chapman
5. Good Man India.Arie
6. The Beautiful Five For Fighting
7. My Dear Old Friend Mary Chapin Carpenter
8. I Believe Tammy Cochran
9. The Widowing Field Jars Of Clay
10. Not So Distant Day Jamie O'Neal;Michael McDonald
11. Didn't I Montgomery Gentry
12. The Glory Of Life Rascal Flatts
13. Sgt. MacKenzie Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
14. The Mansions of the Lord United States Military Academy Glee Club

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reckless Kelly.....motion picture by various artists

This soundtrack to Yahoo Serious' follow up movie to Young Einstein features another killer selection of tracks by Australian artists. Covers of "Born To Be Wild" by INXS, "I Fought the Law" and "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" by The Dukes and "Wild Thing" by The Divynls plus originals by James Reyne, Mental As Anything, Yothu Yindi and Steve Kilbey to mention a few.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Hot Spot: Various Artists - 1990, Jack Nitzsche

A soundtrack that's composed and produced by Jack Nitzsche and featuring John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal amongst others, now that's what I call cool!

Amazon review..."Contempary music that fits well in the with long summer days as the human drama the unfolds before the eyes. The vocals, by John Lee Hooker, give a painful objurgation at human nature. The cool/blue horn of Miles Davis gives a solitary notion of a individual human struggling with his passion and greed. Add Roy Rogers and Taj Mahal guitars' accretions too this poignancy, you have a melancholy that is aggraviting existence."

1. Coming To Town - John Lee Hooker, Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Miles Davis, Roy Rogers
2. Empty Bank - Taj Mahal, Miles Davis, Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Roy Rogers
3. Harry's Philosophy - John Lee Hooker
4. Dolly's Arrival - Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Roy Rogers, Taj Mahal
5. Harry And Dolly - John Lee Hooker, Tim Drummond, Miles Davis, Roy Rogers, Taj Mahal
6. Sawmill - John Lee Hooker, Tim Drummond, Miles Davis, Roy Rogers
7. Bank Robbery - Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Roy Rogers, Taj Mahal
8. Moanin' - John Lee Hooker
9. Gloria's Story - Miles Davis, Bradford Ellis
10. Harry Sets Up Sutton - John Lee Hooker, Tim Drummond, Miles Davis, Roy Rogers, Taj Mahal
11. Murder - John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Tim Drummond, Roy Rogers, Bradford Ellis
12. Blackmail - Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Roy Rogers, Taj Mahal
13. End Credits - John Lee Hooker, Earl Palmer, Tim Drummond, Miles Davis, Roy Rogers, Taj Mahal

Monday, April 25, 2011

Permanent Midnight.....various artists (1998)

The story of former television writer Jerry Stahl (Alf, thirtysomething, Moonlighting) who descends into heroin addiction as his career soars, Permanent Midnight, starring Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Hurley, and Janeane Garofalo, boasts a moody, psychedelicized soundtrack with favored alterna-rockers Girls Against Boys, Art Alexakis of Everclear, and British darlings Gomez, who deliver the quite effective "Get Miles" from their debut album. Prodigy's controversial "Smack My Bitch Up" makes an appearance, as does Moby, but the real highlights belong to Spiritualized, whose "Take Your Time" perfectly complements the tragic, dark mood, and Black Lab, who add the '80s Goth-sounding "Horses" to the proceedings. A mixture of previously released tracks (usually from Geffen acts) and originals written specifically for the movie (Spring Heel Jack's "A Permanent Theme"), the PM soundtrack captures a world in permanent hyperspace, where glitches in the electronic medium communicate alienation stronger than the singer/songwriters who attempt to hit it dead-on. --Rob O'Connor (Amazon review)

1. Now Is The Time (Permanent Midnight Mix) - The Crystal Method
2. EPR - Girls Against Boys
3. Get Miles - Gomez
4. Horses - Black Lab
5. Permanent Midnight - Free Radical
6. Overwhelming - Art Alexakis
7. Cigarette - Lael Alderman
8. Godspeed - BT
9. Honey - Moby
10. A Permanent Theme - Spring Heel Jack
11. Smack My Bitch Up - Prodigy
12. Take Your Time - Spiritualized
13. Tape Loop (Diabolical Brother Mix) - Morcheeba
14. Free Ride - Embrace

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Something Wild...various artists...1986

One of those fun and eclectic soundtracks from the 1980's that just makes you want to get up and dance. There were actually many more songs in the movie itself but only ten made it on the album. Just check out the artists and tracks........another lost and forgotten gem!

1. Loco De Amor (Crazy For Love) - David Y Celia
2. Ever Fallen In Love - Fine Young Cannibals
3. Zero, Zero Seven Charlie - UB40
4. Not My Slave - Oingo Boingo
5. You Don't Have To Cry - Jimmy Cliff
6. With You Or Without You - Steve Jones
7. Highlife - Sonny Okossun
8. Man With A Gun - Jerry Harrison
9. Temptation - New Order
10. Wild Thing - Sister Carol

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Young Einstein....A Serious Motion Picture (and soundtrack!)

This movie and it's soundtrack were one if the biggest hits of the late 1980's (in Australia at least) and made Yahoo Serious a household name. The soundtrack features the cream of Australian talent including Mental As Anything, Paul Kelly, The Saints, Icehouse and The Models. It was originally released on vinyl and the CD version has now become scarce. A real treat for Australian music fans.

1. Yahoo Serious - Rock And Roll Music
2. Mental As Anything - Rock And Roll Music
3. Saints - The Music Goes Round My Head
4. Yahoo Serious And Lulu - Who Can You Trust? Main Theme
5. Paul Kelly And The Messengers - Dumb Things
6. Big Pig - Hungry Town
7. Icehouse - Great Southern Land
8. Song Company - Great Big Brain
9. Yahoo Serious - The Tasmanian
10. Models - I Hear Motion
11. Yahoo Serious - Theory Of Relativity
12. Stems - At First Sight
13. No Artist - A Fist Full Of Scientists
14. Lime Spiders - Weirdo Libido
15. Yahoo Serious - Young Einstein Pacifist

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dead Man Walking...(1996) from and inspired by the motion picture

A collection of simple emotional songs, unforgettable for those who saw the movie, and also for those who did not. The two titles from Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are extraordinary. The songs not only accompany the movie, they also haunt it. All the tracks are meaningful and well worth the listen...a rare collection of superb music.

1. Dead Man Walkin' - Bruce Springsteen
2. In Your Mind - Johnny Cash
3. Woman On The Tier (I'll See You Through) - Suzanne Vega
4. Promises - Lyle Lovett
5. The Face Of Love - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan With Eddie Vedder
6. The Fall Of Troy - Tom Waits
7. Quality Of Mercy - Michelle Shocked
8. Dead Man Walking (A Dream Like This) - Mary Chapin Carpenter
9. Walk Away - Tom Waits
10. Ellis Unit One - Steve Earle
11. Walkin Blind - Patti Smith
12. The Long Road - Eddie Vedder With Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Desperado....Los Lobos, Link Wray, Carlos Santana, Dire Straits...

Another one of my all time favourites and earliest purchases. This one just ROCKS! With the likes of Los Lobos, Santana, Link Wray and Dire Straits, this is one where every track is good. A few bits of dialogue from the movie are also well placed plus some action sequence music that stands alone too.

1. Canción del Mariachi (Morena de Mi Corazón) - Los Lobos
2. Six Blade Knife - Dire Straits
3. Jack the Ripper - Link Wray & His Ray Men
4. Manifold de Amour - Latin Playboys
5. Forever Night Shade Mary - Latin Playboys
6. Pass the Hatchet - Roger & The Gypsies
7. Bar Fight - dialogue
8. Strange Face of Love - Tito & Tarantula
9. Bucho's Garcias/Navajas Attacks
10. Bulletproof
11. Bella - Carlos Santana
12. Quedate Aqui - Selma Hayek
13. Rooftop Action Listen
14. Phone Call - dialogue
15. White Train (Showdown) - Tito & Tarantula
16. Back to the House That Love Built - Tito & Tarantula
17. Let Love Reign - Los Lobos
18. Mariachi Suite

Northern from the television series

One of my personal favourites that I never tire of. If you ever wished you could tap into Chris Steven's record collection at KBHR, here's your chance. This is a fantastic blend of eclectic music that just seems to work together seamlessly. I love every single track on this CD. It always brings back fond memories of the series. Even if you are not a die hard "Exposure" fan, you will absolutely love this great mix of classical, jazz, rock, and world music.

1. Theme From Northern Exposure - David Schwartz
2. Jolie Louise - Daniel Lanois
3. Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & The MG's
4. At Last - Etta James
5. Everybody Be Yoself - Chic Street Man
6. Alaskan Nights - David Schwartz
7. Don Quichotte - Magazine 60
8. When I Grow Too Old To Dream - Nat "King" Cole & His Trio/Stuff Smith
9. Emabhaceni - Miriam Makeba
10. Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
11. Bailero (from "Chants D'Auvergne") - Frederica Von Stade
12. David Schwartz Medley: Funeral In My Brain, A / Woody The Indian / Tellakutans, The

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lone Star Original Soundtrack Various Artists - 1996

Writer-director John Sayles's complex, adult mystery delves deeply into borders at myriad levels, a theme echoed beautifully in this collection of country, blues, norteño, R&B, and folk songs that appear as source cues in the film. Sayles's hand in picking them is evident in terms of both quality and thematic resonance: in a telling gesture, Ivory Joe Hunter's mournful "Since I Met You Baby" is answered with a Spanish cover version, created for the film, featuring Freddie Fender. Whether reinforcing the film's cultural milieu or underlining its emotions, strong performances from Lucinda Williams, legendary Mexican songstress Lydia Mendoza, Little Willie John, Little Walter, and Conjunto Bernal give Lone Star heft far beyond most cinematic song compilations. --Sam Sutherland (Amazon)

1. Mi Unico Camino - Conjunto Bernal
2. Juana La Cubana - Fito Olivares
3. Boogie - Little Walter
4. Sam And Pilar - Duke Levine, Mike Turk
5. You Hurt Me - Little Willie John
6. The Night's Too Long - Lucinda Williams
7. Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
8. Sabor A Mi - Isidoro Lopez
9. Jurame - Lydia Mendoza
10. Papertrail - Duke Levine
11. My Love Is - Little Willie John
12. Desde Que Conosco - Freddie Fender
13. Lagrimas De Acero - Duke Levine, Evan Harlan, Marshall Wood And Tim Jackson
14. I'm Blue And Lonesome - Duke Levine, Mike Turk, Billy Novick, Marshall Wood And Tim Jackson
15. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Patsy Montana And The Prairie Ramblers

Monday, March 7, 2011

Doing Time For Patsy Cline...Soundtrack..the Music from the Movie

"Featuring a soundtrack filled with country music, this Australian film is a soulful treasure, an intriguing mixture of road movie, love story and prison drama all flavoured by a dry humour and some very appealing Nashville dreaming".........
...The Sunday Age..Melbourne

Dazed And Confused (1993 Film)

Tellingly, director Richard Linklatter's Dazed and Confused was released 20 years after American Grafitti and offers a similar story of troubled young personalities lurking beneath an oversaturated pop culture veneer. Like Lucas before him, Linklatter clearly relishes that gloss and wields it like an ironic chainsaw. His soundtrack is a raucous, authentic collection of mid-70's radio fare, be it sharp-edged pop (Sweet, the vastly underrated Rick Derringer), nascent metal (Black Sabbath, Deep Purple) and out-and-out hard cheese (Foghat, Black Oak Arkansas). Dazed and Confused is the real sound of 70's teenage America. --Jerry McCulley (Amazon)

1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer
2. Slow Ride - Foghat
3. School's Out Alice Cooper
4. Jim Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas
5. Tush - ZZ Top
6. Love Hurts - Nazareth
7. Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
8. Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
9. Fox on the Run - Sweet
10. Low Rider - War
11. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
12. Highway Star - Deep Purple
13. Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss
14. Paranoid Listen - Black Sabbath

Friday, February 25, 2011

2 days in the valley....various artists

A great mix of contemporary, soul, blues etc makes for one of the most listenable soundtracks in recent years. Leads off with a sultry version of "Down in the valley" by Erin O'Hara which will leave you panting for delivers. ...a great soundtrack with no "dogs".

1. Down in the Valley - Erin O'Hara
2. Hello Sunshine - Wilson Pickett
3. Goin' Home - Junior Wells
4. You'll Be Mine - The Crying Knobs
5. Gone for Good - Morphine
6. Cold - Scott Reeder
7. Nobody Knows Me - Lyle Lovett
8. Cat Fight - Georgia Hubley & Lois Maffeo
9. Free World - Martin Sexton
10. Down in the Valley - Otis Redding
11. Rolling on the Sea - Taj Mahal

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wonder Boys: Music from the Motion Picture (2000 Film)

Director Curtis Hanson chooses a lineup of vintage rock and R&B for the musical side of his screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's brilliant Wonder Boys. Foremost is Bob Dylan, who contributes the rocker, "Things Have Changed," as well as cuts from Blood on the Tracks, Oh Mercy, and Time Out of Mind. These 13 cuts do a fine job of limning Michael Douglas's lead character's confusion, regret, and weary-to-the-bone ambivalence. Smartly sequenced--soul giants Little Willie John and Clarence Carter fit perfectly alongside the likes of Dylan, Lennon, Van Morrison, and Neil Young--Wonder Boys the album is a stellar example of hand-in-glove movie-music supervision. --Rickey Wright (

1. Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan
2. A Child's Claim to Fame - Buffalo Springfield
3. No Regrets - Tom Rush
4. Old Man - Neil Young
5. Shooting Star - Bob Dylan
6. Reason to Believe - Tim Hardin
7. Need Your Love So Bad - Little Willie John
8. Not Dark Yet - Bob Dylan
9. Slip Away - Clarence Carter
10. Waiting for the Miracle - Leonard Cohen
11. Buckets of Rain - Bob Dylan
12. Watching the Wheels - John Lennon
13. Philosopher's Stone - Van Morrison

Sunday, February 6, 2011

High Fidelity

Like a great mix tape, the soundtrack to High Fidelity feels like it was assembled by a true music fanatic. Interspersing selections from cult favorites both old (Love, the 13th Floor Elevators) and new (Smog, Stereolab), it provides a window into the mind of the film's main character, a record store owner who's better able to express his love for a rare 45 than for his longtime girlfriend. --Steven Stolder

Nick Hornby's novel about a middle-aged, obsessive record-store owner and his struggle with growing up in an adult world indifferent to the finer points of soul music was a sharp commentary on life, love, and a decades-long affair with popular music. If any movie has to have a decent soundtrack it's this one. And it does. Perhaps a little light on soul (Stevie Wonder is a hip pick, but how about Arthur Alexander or even Otis Redding?), it specializes in cult and indie bands that should be familiar to many. The Velvet Underground, Love, the 13th Floor Elevators, and the Kinks honor the old school, while Royal Trux, Stereolab, and Smog represent the newest wave. Elvis Costello appears with a strong pick from an odd era (early '80s), and his greatest imitator, John Wesley Harding, is featured as well. This probably should have been a box set--you end up wanting more.--Rob O'Connor

1. You're Gonna Miss Me - 13th Floor Elevators
2. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - The Kinks
3. I'm Wrong About Everything - John Wesley Harding
4. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
5. Always See Your Face - Love
6. Most Of The Time - Bob Dylan
7. Fallen For You - Shiela Nicholls
8. Dry The Rain - The Beta Band
9. Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
10. Cold Blooded Old Times - Smog
11. Let's Get It On - Jack Black
12. Lo Boob Oscillator - Stereolab
13. Inside Game - Royal Trux
14. Who Loves The Sun - The Velvet Underground
15. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grosse Point Blank

Largely the conceit of co-writer/star John Cusack, "Grosse Point Blank" is oft compared to Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," which brings to mind that old adage about apples and oranges. Cusack's film is, in its own right, the morally bleaker (and funnier) of the two--a shaggy dog tale about a neurotic young hitman returning home for his tenth high school reunion. The first in what appears to be a slew of films ready to cash in on '80s nostalgia (gen-Xers apparently having learned little from the Baby Boomers they sneer at), "Grosse Point"'s song score covers the decade like a shotgun blast, from the Violent Femmes bouncy "Blister" to Guns 'n' Roses overwrought "Live and Let Die". Minus points: the Clash is represented, but not Joe Strummer's incidental score. --Jerry McCulley
1. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
2. Rudie Can't Fail - Clash
3. Mirror In The Bathroom - English Beat
4. Under Pressure - David Bowie, Queen
5. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
6. Live & Let Die - Guns N' Roses
7. We Care A Lot - Faith No More
8. Pressure Drop - Specials
9. Absolute Beginners - Jam
10. Armagideon Time - Clash
11. El Matador - Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
12. Let My Love Open The Door (E. Cola Mix) - Pete Townshend
13. Blister 2000 - Violent Femmes

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lost Highway...a David Lynch film...Original Soundtrack..featuring David Bowie

Say what you will about David Lynch's Lost Highway film, but the soundtrack is, bar none, amazing. With Lynch serving as executive producer, we get Mr. Trent Reznor producing one of the finest soundtracks ever put together. Not exactly rare, but certainly a "lost" gem. The music itself on the Lost Highway soundtrack is amazing and varied. David Lynch has always made excellent choices for his soundtracks, and this is no exception. The album starts and ends with different edits of David Bowie's 'I'm Deranged'. In between these two bookends, though, anything goes, from heavy/industrial rock (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein) to latin jazz (Antonio Carlos Jobim) to pop/rock (Smashing Pumpkins, Lou Reed). Of course there are also more 'soundtracky' pieces from Barry Adamson, Trent Reznor and Lynch's 'resident composer' Angelo Badalamenti.


The Cat's Meow...original motion picture soundtrack...1920's style music by various artists

This rarity is a delight for lovers of vintage nostalgia. The music is a combination of covers and originals so true to the 1920's style of music. You won't keep from tapping your feet to these classic tunes. Kirsten Dunst sings "After You've Gone" and does a fabulous job. Highly recommended.

1. Avalon - Al Jolson
2. Wild Cat Blues - Clarence Williams' Blue Five
3. Stumbling
4. Whispering
5. Everybody Loves My Baby - Eva Taylor
6. Hesitation Blues
7. How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm?
8. Ain't We Got Fun
9. April Showers
10. Charleston - Paul Whiteman
11. Breeze
12. A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
13. If You Were The Only Girl In The World
14. When I Lost You
15. After You've Gone - Kirsten Dunst
16. California Here I Come - Al Jolson