Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express

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The soundtrack for director David Gordon Green's stoner action comedy Pineapple Express is notable mainly for the inclusion of a brand new track (and custom title cut) from America's favorite bar band, Huey Lewis & the News. Taking its name from a particularly potent strain of marijuana,See more details below

Overview

The soundtrack for director David Gordon Green's stoner action comedy Pineapple Express is notable mainly for the inclusion of a brand new track (and custom title cut) from America's favorite bar band, Huey Lewis & the News. Taking its name from a particularly potent strain of marijuana, "Pineapple Express" (the song) is a throwback to Sports-era Lewis, mirroring the bluesy, sax-driven backbeat of "Heart of Rock and Roll" and "I Want a New Drug." It's not a bad tune at all, but the lack of a memorable chorus and the inclusion of a sample of actor Seth Rogen taking bong hits keep things squarely in the parody camp. What follows is a fairly pedestrian collection of disparate tracks for such a deliberately constructed "weed" movie, including a couple of left-field '80s hits from Robert Palmer ("Woke Up Laughing") and Eddy Grant ("Electric Avenue"); a little bit of Public Enemy, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Bell Biv DeVoe to welcome in the '90s; and some Cypress Hill and Peter Tosh to help keep the smoke from sneaking past the wet dorm room towel and into the hallway.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2008
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163401929
catalogNumber:
34019
Rank:
284747

Tracks

  1. Pineapple Express  -  Huey Lewis & the News
  2. Electric Avenue  - Eddy Grant
  3. Dr. Greenthumb  -  Cypress Hill
  4. Lost at Birth  -  Public Enemy
  5. Poison  -  Bell Biv DeVoe
  6. Wanted Dread and Alive  - Peter Tosh
  7. Don't Look Around  -  Mountain
  8. Pineapple Chase (aka The Reprise of the Phoenix)  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  9. Bird's Lament  -  London Saxophonic
  10. Coconut Girl  -  Brother Noland
  11. Hilawe  - Arthur Lyman
  12. Tha Crossroads  -  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  13. Pineapple Fight (aka The Nemesis Proclaimed)  -  Hollywood Studio Symphony
  14. I Didn't Mean to Hurt You  -  Spiritualized
  15. Woke Up Laughing  - Robert Palmer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sid Page   Violin
Richard Todd   French Horn
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Robert Brosseau   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Charles Everett   Violin
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Harris Goldman   Violin
Clayton Haslop   Violin,Concert Master
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Peter Kent   Violin
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Joe Meyer   French Horn
Bruce Otto   Trombone
Paul Salvo   Trumpet
Bob Sanders   Trombone
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Haim Shtrum   Violin
Jim Sitterly   Violin
John Wittenberg   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Shari Zippert   Violin
Ezra Kliger   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Norm Hughes   Violin
Norman Ludwin   Bass
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Richard Rintoul   Viola
Jean Sudbury   Violin
Shalini Vijayan   Violin
Karl Vincent   Bass
Marda Todd   Viola
Dan Tobin Smith   Cello
Karen Van Sant   Viola
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Raymond Tischer   Viola
M.B. Gordy   Percussion

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Robert Palmer   Composer
Brother Noland   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Graeme Revell   Composer,Producer
Peter Boyle   Orchestration
Chuck D   Composer
Johnny Colla   Composer,Producer
Gary G-Wiz   Composer
Eddy Grant   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Huey Lewis   Composer,Producer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Felix Pappalardi   Composer
Hank Shocklee   Composer
Tim Simonec   Orchestration
Ken Yerke   Principal
Gail Collins   Composer
David Fredericks   Composer
Louis Hardin   Composer
Leslie Weinstein   Composer
Gavin Lurssen   Mastering
Judd Apatow   Executive Producer
John Kalapana   Composer
Louis Freese   Composer
Anthony Henderson   Composer
Skip Williamson   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Shauna Robertson   Executive Producer
Brian McNelis   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
David Gordon Green   Executive Producer
Seth Rogen   Executive Producer

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