The Rum Diary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Out digitally on 10/25 / CD available 11/29
01. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) – Dean Martin
02. Rum Diary – Christopher Young
03. Suckfish and Snake – Christopher Young
04. Mother of Balls – Christopher Young
05. Chenault – Christopher Young
06. Flagged Me Smiling – Christopher Young
07. Pink Jelly Remains – Christopher Young
08. Rockin’ on Rooster (With My Dead Monkey’s Mother) – Christopher Young
09. Sweat Bee – Christopher Young
10. Cock-Of-The-Rock – Christopher Young
11. Black Note Blues – Christopher Young
12. My Car the Cockroach – Christopher Young
13. Neon Popsicles – Christopher Young
14. Hefti-Tefti – Christopher Young
15. He Must Be a Sadist – Christopher Young
16. Puerto Rican Piss-Off – Christopher Young
17. Whacking a Salesman – Christopher Young
18. The Biggest Crook in New Jersey – Christopher Young
19. Desperate Drunks and Postcard Loons – Christopher Young
20. The Mermaid Song (Instrumental) – Johnny Depp
21. What About El Monstruo? – JD Band
22. Roll Out the Roosters – JD Band
23. Kemp in the Village – Johnny Depp and JJ Holiday
24. The Mermaid Song – Patti Smith
Interesting looking soundtrack. Was expecting more of a selection of different artists but Christopher Young has done some excellent scores in the past. Most notable however is the contribution from Depp and his friend Patti Smith. That I was not expecting.
UPDATE: It appears that one of the songs in the movie is not actually on the soundtrack. The song in question is After All by Frankie Miller
Here is part 1 of a 2 part update tonight devoted to Ralph Steadman. Below is a video featuring none other than Nils Lofgren and a very special Fender Stratocaster with exclusive artwork by Ralph Steadman. This beauty is going under the hammer for charity and the starting bid is a whopping $30,000. It will no doubt go for a lot more.
The guitar is going to be on display for the next six months at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix before it departs to its new home. If you are interested in bidding you can do so here.
I on the other hand, as a lowly student, will be fawning over it like Wayne Campbell. Meanwhile stay tuned for some great Steadman news.
Today, July 18th, would have been Hunter’s 73rd birthday. Happy Birthday Doc!
How about a song to kick off the party!
This news is from an unofficial source so keep that in mind!
“Christopher Young will score Bruce Robinson’s adaption of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckart and Giovanni Ribisi. The Rum Diary marks the second collaboration of Robinson and Young after Jennifer Eight. The movie is set to be released in 2010 and tells the story of Paul Kemp (Depp), a freelance journalist who finds himself at a critical turning point in his life while writing for a run-down newspaper in the Caribbean.”
The Gonzo Tapes, a five-disc set of unreleased recordings by Rolling Stone’s own Hunter S. Thompson, will be released on October 28th. Compiled while filmmakers were producing Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the audio on The Gonzo Tapes was recorded between 1965 and 1975, with Thompson using the tapes to capture his thoughts and descriptions of what was happening around him or to look back at what he experienced.
Thompson’s widow granted permission to director Alex Gibney, producer Eva Orner and archivist Don Fleming to go through the tapes that were stored in boxes in the basement of Thompson’s Woody Creek, Colorado home. Disc 1 on the collection will feature Thompson’s year riding with the Hell’s Angels, Discs 2 and 3 both draw from his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Disc 4 covers Thompson’s exploits between 1973 and 1974 and the fifth disc features his 1975 trip to Saigon. The cover features original artwork by Ralph Steadman and the package will contain essays by Gibney and Thompson’s fellow foreign correspondent Loren Jenkins. – Rolling Stone
Thoughts and more to follow…
Update: The Gonzo Tapes will be released by Shout Factory
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