Earlier this year, the posters for the upcoming film, CBGB were released on the fans who were looking forward to see Hollywood’s take on the history of the famous New York City night club that helped launch the career of many punk superstars.
Today, the list of all the songs that will be featured on the soundtrack for the film. Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and others who rose to fame during the golden age of the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene (aka, the mid-70s), will appear on CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack will be released through Omnivore Recordings on October 8.
The record company won’t only be releasing a CD, they will also be releasing a double LP of the soundtrack, with the first pressing on translucent pink vinyl. The same day that the record is slated to come out, Rhino will release a deluxe digital version with an expanded playlist.
Music supervisor and one of the film’s producers, Brad Rosenberger, also works with Omnivore Records and has quite an impressive list of films he had worked on in the past such as Almost Famous, Lost In Translation Good Will Hunting, Moulin Rouge and several more.
For those not familiar with the plot for CBGB, the official description can be read here:
“CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal’s (played by Alan Rickman) New York club from its origins as Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock ‘n’ roll and punk. Kristal, a fan of country and bluegrass dreamed of having a club in the lower Eastside that catered to that kind of music. When he had difficulty booking those bands he turned to other kinds of rock music. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked: They could only play their own original music. No top 40′s, no covers. It was the credo he lived by: Support the artist at whatever the cost.”
Check out the full track list.
“CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” track listing:
“Life During Wartime” – Talking Heads
“Kick Out the Jams (Uncensored Version)” – MC5
“Chatterbox” – New York Dolls
“Careful” – Television
“Blank Generation” – Richard Hell & The Voidoids
“Slow Death” – Flamin’ Groovies
“I Can’t Stand It” – The Velvet Underground
“Out of Control” – Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
“Psychotic Reaction” – The Count Five
“All For the Love of Rock ’n’ Roll (Live)” – Tuff Darts
“All By Myself” – Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
“California Sun (Original Demo)” – The Dictators
“Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth” – Dead Boys
“I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” – Joey Ramone
“Get Outta My Way” – The Laughing Dogs
“Sunday Girl (2013 Version)” – Blondie
“I Wanna Be Your Dog” – The Stooges
“Sonic Reducer” – Dead Boys
“Roxanne” – The Police
“Birds and the Bees” – Hilly Kristal