Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mystery Men
Mystery Men, the movie, is the saga of hero wannabes trying to strut their stuff. Mystery Men, the soundtrack, is an album of modern rockers doing the same. Smash Mouth's "All Star" is the one of the disc's finer moments, an upbeat, dance-ready tune. The Dub Pistols perform their trademark blend of funky rap on "Keep Keep Movin'" while Kel and the M.A.F.T. Emcees give us a taste of the real thing on "Who Are Those Mystery Men." Freak Power (Fatboy Slim's other band) contributes the catchy "No Way." But, ultimately, the Bee Gees' classic "Night Fever" helps save the day. --Jason Verlinde



Friday, November 23, 2012

Swingers...Get A Nightlife! from the motion picture by various artists

a "coollection" of swingin' tracks by the likes of Dean Martin, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Count Basie and Tony Bennett. This will get your party movin', groovin' and SWINGIN'..yeh baby!

1     –Dean Martin     You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You     2:12
2     –Love Jones      Paid For Loving     3:23
3     –Count Basie And Tony Bennett     With Plenty Of Money And You     1:33
4     –Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)    
5     –Louis Jordan     Knock Me A Kiss     2:46
6     –The Jazz Jury     Wake Up     0:52
7     –King Floyd     Groove Me     2:59
8     –Big Bad Voodoo Daddy     I Wan'na Be Like You     3:25
9     –Joey Altruda     Mucci's Jag M.K.II     5:33
10     –Roger Miller     King Of The Road     2:27
11     –The Jazz Jury     Pictures     1:04
12     –George Jones     She Thinks I Still Care     2:33
13     –The Jazz Jury     Car Train     1:32
14     –Average White Band     Pick Up The Pieces     3:59
15     –Big Bad Voodoo Daddy     Go Daddy-O     3:11
16     –Bobby Darin     I'm Beginning To See The Light     2:17


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Garage Days

Garage Days is the Australian film by internationally acclaimed director Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City). It follows the in's and out's of a struggling Sydney based garage band. The soundtrack is a collection of tracks by Alternative, Indie and Punk artists. Also includes a cover of ACDC's "High Voltage".

1. High Voltage - The D4
2. Alright - Supergrass
3. Kooks - Motor Ace
4. Buy Me A Pony - Spiderbait
5. Rockin It - David McCormack And Andrew Lancaster
6. Garage Days - David McCormack And Andrew Lancaster
7. Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
8. Add It Up - Sonicanimation
9. Walk Up - David McCormack And Andrew Lancaster
10. Ghost Town - Rhombus
11. Smash It Up - The (International) Noise Conspiracy
12. Say What - 28 Days
13. Thats Entertainment - The Jam
14. Masterplan - David McCormack
15. Stop Thinking About It - Joey Ramone
16. Mad Man - The Hives
17. Get The Tarp - David McCormack And Andrew Lancaster And Anth
18. Lucky Number Nine - The Moldy Peaches
19. Help Yourself - Tom Jones


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sweet and Lowdown
Although Woody Allen has been using jazz from the '20s and '30s on his soundtracks since Sleeper, Sweet and Lowdown is his first movie featuring the musicians of the period. The story is about Emmett Ray, who is a brilliant guitarist but is always being unfavorably compared to Django Reinhardt. Allen hired the guitarist Howard Alden and the Dick Hyman Group to play the music of Ray and his band, and they have done an excellent job of recreating the small band swing of the '30s. Alden has assimilated the music of such guitarists as Eddie Lang, Karl Kress, and Django to create a guitar style that is unique yet also sounds thoroughly authentic. He is the Zelig of guitar players. This music has all of the excitement of '30s jazz with none of the stodginess that sometimes plagues other jazz revivalists. --Michael Simmons

1. I'll See You In My Dreams
2. Caravan - Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra
3. Sweet Georgia Brown
4. Unfaithful Woman
5. Viper Mad - Sidney Bechet And Noble Sissle's Swingsters
6. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
7. Old-Fashioned Love
8. Limehouse Blues/Mystery Pacific
9. Just A Gigolo
10. 3:00 A.M. Blues
11. All Of Me/The Peanut Vendor
12. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
13. Shine
14. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
15. There'll Be Some Changes Made


Performance...original motion picture soundtrack...produced by Jack Nitzsche, feat.Ry Cooder

OST of the movie 'Performance' directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg. This eclectic and now RARE soundtrack from the 1970 film was produced by Jack Nitzsche and features contributions from Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Mick Jagger. Both Ry Cooder and Randy Newman went on to become excellent film score artists themselves after this one.

A dark, experimental film with the cut-up technique dealing with issue of identity crisis which included graphic depictions of sex, drug use and violence. Warner Bros. studio executives, who believed they were getting a Rolling Stones equivalent of the Beatles 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964), denied the film a cinematic release. 'Performance' was finally released in 1970 after several recuts and changes but is now frequently cited as a classic of British cinema. 

The lyrics of 'Memo From Turner' were re-written for this film and so different than on the Rollings Stones' 'Metamorphosis' LP from 1975. 

According to Colin McCabe (in his book 'Performance') the Moog synthesizer was so new that none were commercially available and a prototype was used for these recordings in 1968 by Bernie Krause.

–Randy Newman Gone Dead Train 2:55
–Merry Clayton & Bernard Krause* Performance 1:47
–Ry Cooder Get Away 2:05
–Ry Cooder Powis Square 2:23
–Bernard Krause* Rolls Royce And Acid 1:47
–Buffy Sainte-Marie Dyed, Dead, Red 2:32
–Jack Nitzsche Harry Flowers 4:00
–Mick Jagger Memo From Turner 4:02
–Ry Cooder & Buffy Sainte-Marie The Hashishin 3:35
–The Last Poets Wake Up, Niggers 2:43
–Bernard Krause* & Merry Clayton Poor White Hound Dog 2:45
–Bernard Krause* Natural Magic 1:37

–Bernard Krause* & The Merry Clayton Singers Turner's Murder 4:15


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Reservoir Dogs

This Quentin Tarantino production was pre-Pulp Friction but still packed a punch and set the style for future Tarantino movies. The soundtrack features some classic early 70s tracks and hilarious DJ intros by comedian Steven Wright


Mystery Train..original music by John Lurie plus tracks from various artists

Another one of my favourite movies AND soundtracks. This Jim Jarmusch production has become a cult classic and the soundtrack features early Elvis and Memphis artists