Get Him to the Greek

Get Him to the Greek

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by Infant Sorrow
     
 

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British comedian/actor/seasoned TV presenter Russell Brand first introduced audiences to waifish, blown-out retro-rocker Aldous Snow in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Brand's heroin-chic, hedonistic yet good-natured Lothario felt like an amalgamation of Mick Jagger, Johnny Rotten,

Overview

British comedian/actor/seasoned TV presenter Russell Brand first introduced audiences to waifish, blown-out retro-rocker Aldous Snow in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Brand's heroin-chic, hedonistic yet good-natured Lothario felt like an amalgamation of Mick Jagger, Johnny Rotten, David Bowie, Robert Plant, and Axl Rose, and the character proved popular enough with moviegoers to spawn a sequel of sorts, only this time around, it's Snow's turn in the spotlight. 2010's Get Him to the Greek reunited Brand with Marshall director Nicholas Stoller and producer Judd Apatow, and Snow's band, Infant Sorrow (named after a poem by William Blake), provided the film's soundtrack. Part Spinal Tap, part Tenacious D and a whole lot of Buckcherry and the Darkness, Infant Sorrow's 15-track "debut" sounds like something fellow fictional rock star Billy Mack (played by Bill Nighy in the 2003 film Love Actually) would have put out in his Dionysian heydays. With track titles like "The Clap," "African Child (Trapped in Me)," "Bangers, Beans & Mash," "Riding Daphne," and "Furry Walls," it's easy to write the whole affair off as pure novelty. While that's a fairly apt summation of the final product, the songs, which were penned by Brand, Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Carl Barat (Libertines), singer/songwriter Dan Bern, and actor/musician Jason Segal, the latter of whom provided Sarah Marshall with the brilliant Dracula puppet rock opera, A Taste of Love, are immaculately stupid/clever, paying homage to the hard rock greats (and their myriad sexual deviances) while providing enough hooks to land Moby Dick, as well as his less famous father, Papa Boner.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2010
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527405315
catalogNumber:
001439502
Rank:
98299

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Infant Sorrow   Primary Artist
Dan Bern   Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Davey Faragher   Bass,Background Vocals
Josh Freese   Drums
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Greg Kurstin   Keyboards
Roger Manning   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
John O'Brien   Keyboards
Eric Schermerhorn   Guitar
Lyle Workman   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Matt Laug   Drums
Joey Waronker   Drums
Jeff Babko   Piano
Mike Viola   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Chris Chaney   Bass
Timothy Loo   Cello
Lawrence Katz   Guitar,Background Vocals
Zac Rae   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards
Russell Brand   Vocals
Angela Michael   Background Vocals
Emme Lehmann Boddicker   Background Vocals
Greg Ellis   Percussion
Rose Byrne   Vocals
Devon Gates   Background Vocals
Eric Chermerhorn   Guitar
Ilo Ngomo   Percussion,Background Vocals
Anindo Marshall   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dan Bern   Composer
Dan Burns   Engineer
Jarvis Cocker   Composer
Greg Kurstin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Roger Manning   Programming
Mitch Marine   Composer
John O'Brien   Programming
John Paterno   Engineer
Lyle Workman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Mike Viola   Composer
Judd Apatow   Composer,Executive Producer
Jorge Velasco   Engineer
Inara George   Composer
Richard Elkerton   Engineer
Billy Bush   Engineer
Phil Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Carl Barat   Composer
Jason Buckle   Composer
Ross Orton   Composer
Jonathan Karp   Producer
Russell Brand   Composer
Nicholas Stoller   Executive Producer
Shinnosuke Miyazawa   Engineer
Mike Sawitzke   Engineer
Jason Segel   Composer
Tim McCall   Composer
Chilly Gonzales   Composer
Clint Schultz   Cover Design

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