CBGB soundtrack to feature Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, Blondie


CBGB poster

Later this fall, director Randall Miller will release CBGB, the biopic exploring the rise of the historic New York City punk nightclub. And while the model-esque Taylor Hawkins as the iconic Iggy Pop left this writer, and a few others, with doubts regarding general accuracy and/or quality, the corresponding soundtrack is a collection of tried and true punk anthems.

The 20-track CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features a who’s who of the early bands that built House CBGB, including Blondie (with a new version of “Sunday Girl”), Talking Heads, MC5, the New York Dolls, Television, The Velvet Underground, Richard Hell, Joey Ramone, The Police, and even a selection from club founder Hilly Kristal entitled “Birds and the Bees”.

The OST hits stores on October 8th via Omnivore Recordings and will be available as a deluxe digital version and on CD and double-LP, with a first pressing of translucent pink vinyl.

Along with Hawkins, CBGB stars Alan Rickman as Kristal, Malin Akerman as Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome, and Ashley Greene as Kristal’s daughter Lisa. The film premieres at the CBGB Festival before opening in select cities on October 11th. Watch a behind-the-scenes teaser:

CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. “Life During Wartime” – Talking Heads
02. “Kick Out the Jams (Uncensored Version)” – MC5
03. “Chatterbox” – New York Dolls
04. “Careful” – Television
05. “Blank Generation” – Richard Hell and the Voidoids
06. “Slow Death” – Flamin’ Groovies
07. “I Can’t Stand It” – The Velvet Underground
08. “Out of Control” – Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
09. “Psychotic Reaction” – The Count Five
10. “All For the Love of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Live)” – Tuff Darts
11. “All By Myself” – Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers
12. “California Sun” (Original Demo) – The Dictators
13. “Caught With the Meat in Your Mouth” – Dead Boys
14. “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” – Joey Ramone
15. “Get Outta My Way” – The Laughing Dogs
16. “Sunday Girl” (2013 Version) – Blondie
17. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – The Stooges
18. “Sonic Reducer” – Dead Boys
19. “Roxanne” – The Police
20. “Birds and the Bees” – Hilly Kristal

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