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CBGB [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like 54 before it, the 2013 film CBGB attempts to recapture a magical era and winds up producing mixed reviews and a soundtrack that is pretty killer. Licensing restrictions slightly hamper Omnivore's 20-song soundtrack -- Joey Ramone might be here but not the Ramones; there is a new version of "Sunday Girl" from Blondie but nothing from the original band -- but ultimately these are hiccups in a collection that captures the volatile, sleazy menace of the early days of American punk. Part of the reason the soundtrack is so successful is that it doesn't stick to the sound of either 1975 or 1977. The MC5 and the Stooges are grandfathered in, as are the Velvet ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like 54 before it, the 2013 film CBGB attempts to recapture a magical era and winds up producing mixed reviews and a soundtrack that is pretty killer. Licensing restrictions slightly hamper Omnivore's 20-song soundtrack -- Joey Ramone might be here but not the Ramones; there is a new version of "Sunday Girl" from Blondie but nothing from the original band -- but ultimately these are hiccups in a collection that captures the volatile, sleazy menace of the early days of American punk. Part of the reason the soundtrack is so successful is that it doesn't stick to the sound of either 1975 or 1977. The MC5 and the Stooges are grandfathered in, as are the Velvet Underground (here with the exceptionally groovy "I Can't Stand It"), but so are the Count Five ("Psychotic Reaction" being one of the first fuzzy blasts of punk defiance) and the Flamin' Groovies (whose sludgy "Slow Death" sounds as dangerous as the New York Dolls), thereby burying a history lesson amidst the cataclysmic art of Richard Hell, Television, and Talking Heads. Certainly, there is dark menace lurking at the edges here -- it's there in the Dead Boys' careening "Caught with the Meat in Your Mouth" and in Johnny Thunders' sneer -- but the thing that distinguishes the CBGB soundtrack is that it's just a whole lot of fun. It's a raw, raucous rock & roll blast from the past that feels as if it exists in the present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2013
  • Label: Omnivore Recordings
  • UPC: 816651015535
  • Catalog Number: 101553
  • Sales rank: 57,772

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life During Wartime - Talking Heads (3:43)
  2. 2 Kick Out the Jams - MC5 (2:48)
  3. 3 Chatterbox - New York Dolls (2:26)
  4. 4 Careful - Television (3:16)
  5. 5 Blank Generation - Richard Hell & the Voidoids (2:43)
  6. 6 Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies (4:23)
  7. 7 I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground (3:23)
  8. 8 Out of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs (3:40)
  9. 9 Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five (3:07)
  10. 10 All For the Love of Rock 'N' Roll - Tuff Darts (3:25)
  11. 11 All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers (2:52)
  12. 12 California Sun - The Dictators (3:04)
  13. 13 Caught With the Meat In Your Mouth - Dead Boys (2:07)
  14. 14 I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up) - Joey Ramone (3:42)
  15. 15 Get Outa My Way - Laughing Dogs (2:47)
  16. 16 Sunday Girl - Blondie (3:03)
  17. 17 I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges (3:13)
  18. 18 Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys (3:06)
  19. 19 Roxanne - The Police (3:12)
  20. 20 Birds and the Bees - Hilly Kristal (3:59)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
David Byrne Composer
John Cale Producer
Dave Edmunds Producer
Jerry Harrison Composer
Richard Hell Composer, Producer
The Police Producer
Lou Reed Composer
Sting Composer
Talking Heads Producer
The Velvet Underground Producer
Tom Verlaine Composer, Producer
David Thomas Composer
Stiv Bators Composer
Genya Ravan Producer
Craig Leon Producer
Wayne Kramer Composer
Greg Allen Art Direction
Martin Birch Producer
Bruce Botnick Producer
Bob Butani Composer
Ronnie Carle Composer
Roy Chaney Composer
Cheetah Chrome Composer
Brian Eno Producer
Chris Frantz Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Richard Gottehrer Producer
Jac Holzman Producer
John Jansen Producer
Cyril Jordan Composer
Kim King Producer
Hilly Kristal Composer, Executive Producer
Morris Levy Composer
Roy Loney Composer
Walter Lure Composer
John Michalski Composer
Randall Miller Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Jerry Nolan Composer
Cheryl Pawelski Producer
Sandy Pearlman Producer
Joey Ramone Composer
Daniel Rey Producer
Daniel Secunda Producer
Fred "Sonic" Smith Composer
Chris Stein Composer
Mike Thorne Producer
Johnny Thunders Composer
Greg VanCook Composer
Tina Weymouth Composer
Hal Winn Producer
The Stooges Composer
Joe Hooven Producer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Bryon Atkinson Composer
Dennis Tomich Composer
Robert Derminer Composer
Michael Davis Composer
John Byrne Composer
Kato Khandwala Producer
Bryan George Licensing
Reuben Cohen Mastering
Murry Krugman Producer
Wayne County Composer
Jeff Salen Composer
Ken Ellner Composer
Speedy Keen Producer
Brad Rosenberger Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Shadow Morton Producer
Jody Savin Liner Notes, Executive Producer
James Leonard Composer
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