Blow

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The gritty rock of the late '70s and early '80s makes a dramatic backdrop for a film: a few years ago, it set the mood for Boogie Nights, an alternately tragic and absurdly funny take on the adult film industry, and now it vibrantly colors the real-life drug drama Blow, starring Johnny Depp. Although Blow features some familiar names, the soundtrack's executive producer, Amanda Scheer-Demme, gets kudos for bypassing obvious hits in favor of obscure cuts by Bob Dylan the lush "All the Tired Horses," which features a female chorus and strings and the Faces the wistful Ronnie Lane-sung "Glad and Sorry". Elsewhere, classic rock staples by the Rolling Stones the epic "Can't You Hear Me Knocking", Ram Jam the stomping ...
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The gritty rock of the late '70s and early '80s makes a dramatic backdrop for a film: a few years ago, it set the mood for Boogie Nights, an alternately tragic and absurdly funny take on the adult film industry, and now it vibrantly colors the real-life drug drama Blow, starring Johnny Depp. Although Blow features some familiar names, the soundtrack's executive producer, Amanda Scheer-Demme, gets kudos for bypassing obvious hits in favor of obscure cuts by Bob Dylan the lush "All the Tired Horses," which features a female chorus and strings and the Faces the wistful Ronnie Lane-sung "Glad and Sorry". Elsewhere, classic rock staples by the Rolling Stones the epic "Can't You Hear Me Knocking", Ram Jam the stomping boogie "Black Betty", and Manfred Mann the timeless "Blinded by the Light" rub shoulders with red-hot salsa by Willie Rosario "Let's Boogaloo" and K.C. & The Sunshine Band's joyous disco "Keep It Comin' Love". The only new artist featured is Nikka Costa, whose quietly powerful "Push & Pull" fuses Sheryl Crow's gutsy singer-songwriter style with Beth Orton's brand of folktronica. Although it offers a broad mix of artists and genres, Blow takes listeners on a voyeuristic trip into the decadent and seedy world of the film's protagonist. Dave Gil de Rubio
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Though it didn't quite deliver the goods, Blow, Ted Demme's loosely adapted biopic of drug dealer George Jung, had all the signifiers of a sweeping epic about the underside of the American dream like Boogie Nights or Casino, including a killer soundtrack. Indeed, Blow, the album of the film's music, is more effective than the film itself at depicting the highs, lows, and excesses of America's budding cocaine culture in the '70s, getting most of its best songs from that era. Kicking off with the Stones' urgent yet weary "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," the collection deftly mixes guitar-heavy classic rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd's "That Smell" and Ram Jam's frenetic "Black Betty" with gentler, reflective songs like the Faces' "Glad and Sorry" and the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See." Glossy disco such as KC & the Sunshine Band's "Keep It Comin' Love" and the salsa of Willie Rosario's "Let's Boogaloo" keep the soundtrack eclectic and reflect the film's party-hard sequences. Nikka Costa's "Push and Pull" feels somewhat out of place, but otherwise Blow is an impeccably assembled collection; that it manages to make a radio staple like Manfred Mann's "Blinded By the Light" sound fresh and exciting again is a testament to the film's musical directors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2001
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724381004425
  • Catalog Number: 10044
  • Sales rank: 62,118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones (7:17)
  2. 2 Rumble - Link Wray (2:26)
  3. 3 Glad and Sorry - Faces (3:07)
  4. 4 Strange Brew - Cream (2:48)
  5. 5 Black Betty - Ram Jam (2:31)
  6. 6 Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (7:08)
  7. 7 Let's Boogaloo - Willie Rosario (3:32)
  8. 8 Keep It Comin' Love - KC & the Sunshine Band (3:54)
  9. 9 Yellow World - J Girls (2:57)
  10. 10 That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd (5:49)
  11. 11 All the Tired Horses - Bob Dylan (3:11)
  12. 12 Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band (6:04)
  13. 13 Push & Pull - Nikka Costa (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Willie Rosario Track Performer
Cream Track Performer
Bob Dylan Track Performer
Faces Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Performer
The Marshall Tucker Band Track Performer
The Rolling Stones Track Performer
Link Wray Track Performer
Ram Jam Track Performer
KC & the Sunshine Band Track Performer
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Track Performer
Nikka Costa Track Performer
Technical Credits
Link Wray Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Len Peltier Art Direction
Amanda Scheer-Demme Executive Producer
Dominique Trenier Executive Producer
Buck Damon Executive Producer
Ted Demme Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Black Betty

    I thought the whole soundtrack was great. It brought back memories. I love to listen to black betty blasting on my car stereo with the top down.

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    Posted October 16, 2009

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