Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Could Be a Hot One!

The mailman has just deposited the soundtrack to Todd Haynes forthcoming cinematic meditation on Bob Dylan at my door. Wow.

Here's the track listing.

Disc 1
1. Eddie Vedder and the Million Dollar Bashers: "All Along the Watchtower"
2. Sonic Youth: "I'm Not There"
3. Jim James and Calexico: "Goin' to Acapulco"
4. Richie Havens: "Tombstone Blues"
5. Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Ballad of a Thin Man"
6. Cat Power: "Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again"
7. John Doe: "Pressing On"
8. Yo La Tengo: "Fourth Time Around"
9. Iron and Wine and Calexico: "Dark Eyes"
10. Karen O and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Highway 61 Revisited"
11. Roger McGuinn and Calexico: "One More Cup of Coffee"
12. Mason Jennings: "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
13. Los Lobos: "Billy"
14. Jeff Tweedy: "Simple Twist of Fate"
15. Mark Lanegan: "The Man in the Long Black Coat"
16. Willie Nelson and Calexico: "SeƱor (Tales of Yankee Power)"

Disc 2
1. Mira Billotte: "As I Went Out One Morning"
2. Stephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo: "Can't Leave Her Behind"
3. Sufjan Stevens: "Ring Them Bells"
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico: "Just Like a Woman"
5. Jack Johnson: "Mama You've Been on My Mind"
6. Yo La Tengo: "I Wanna Be Your Lover"
7. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova: "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
8. The Hold Steady: "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window"
9. Ramblin' Jack Elliott: "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
10. The Black Keys: "Wicked Messenger"
11. Tom Verlaine and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Cold Irons Bound"
12. Mason Jennings: "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
13. Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Maggie's Farm"
14. Marcus Carl Franklin: "When the Ship Comes In"
15. Bob Forrest: "Moonshiner"
16. John Doe: "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine"
17. Antony and the Johnsons: "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
18. Bob Dylan: "I'm Not There"

Click here
and scroll down for links to MP3s of two of them.

Me, I'm off to listen to the Hold Steady doing "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window," which I suspect was designed with my mind in mind.

[h/t Eric C. Boardman]


Anonymous said...

This looks really interesting ... Tom Verlaine and the Million Dollar Bashers: "Cold Irons Bound"

And please assure me that Eddie Vedder did no lasting harm to "Watchtower" ... please?

Anonymous said...

Um... wow?

steve simels said...

Tom Verlaine's all over the album, actually.

Anonymous said...

He's one of the "Million Dollar Bashers", correct?

You are aware that David Cross plays Allen Ginsburg? I saw a clip with him and Cate Blanchett and it started in historical reality and then veered off into pure surrealism.

Looked great.

steve simels said...

Vedder's wonderful on "Watchtower."

And the band kicks ass....

Anonymous said...

What are you trying to do ... drive us all crazy?

Anonymous said...

Oh no, the dreaded Yo Lo Tengo! ;>

steve simels said...

Wow, that guy from Pavement is great.

I guess I'm finally gonna have to listen to their albums, which I somehow managed to ignore during the 90s.

I also love Charlotte Gainsborough's "Just Like a Woman."

This is gonna be some movie, if the soundtrack's any indication...

Mister Pleasant said...

Todd Haynes' films are always fascinating, even those that somehow go awry. But when he is on, he can be both compassionate and illuminating. Those who have recently dissed David Bowie here were probably thrilled with his take on the spider from Mars in "Velvet Goldmine". The character loosely based on Bowie ended up being shallow and dead inside, while the Iggy Pop/Lou Reed character remained true to himself.

Given Dylan's chameleon career, the multi-actor approach to portraying him seems like a stroke of genius. I haven't looked forward to a film this much in a very long time. I trust Haynes not to let me down.

Anonymous said...

Tom Verlaine's all over the album, actually.

I wished Dylan would have hired Tom Verlaine as his guitarist for a tour and possibly an album.


Anonymous said...

Best Dylan parody ever: