CBGB [Original Soundtrack]

CBGB [Original Soundtrack]



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/2013
Label: Omnivore Recordings
UPC: 0816651015535
catalogNumber: 101553

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Technical Credits

David Byrne   Composer
John Cale   Producer
Dave Edmunds   Producer
Jerry Harrison   Composer
Richard Hell   Composer,Producer
Police   Producer
Lou Reed   Composer
Sting   Composer
Talking Heads   Producer
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
Stooges   Composer
Joe Hooven   Producer
Bryon Atkinson   Composer
Dennis Tomich   Composer
Robert Derminer   Composer
Michael Davis   Composer
John Byrne   Composer
Kato Khandwala   Producer
Bryan George   Licensing
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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