Motion Picture Soundtrack
"Aside from having a wonderful composer in Gary Barlough so that the entire score of the film feels period correct and has songs in many styles that were popular at the time, including rock 'n roll, rock 'a billy, R&B and pop, we were also anxious to give our audience a real nostalgia experience through the music," says Robin Broidy, Producer.
Hits from the 60s/70s
The following four hit songs from the 60s and 70s are in our film but are not available on the soundtrack album. You can acquire them through Itunes!
- ZZ Top - "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide"
Billy Gibbons is a genius musician, mega star and entertainer who has been inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame and is famous not only for his red beard but for his fierce love of cars. For many reasons he has been a friend of the film from early on. As a result of his efforts, the producers were able to include his huge hit, "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" in the film. "We use it late in the film during the period correct time and it really generates the excitement and mood we needed at that point in the film and we are truly thrilled that we could include it in Snake and Mongoo$e." says producer, Robin Broidy.
- Elvis Presley - "Spinout"
Broidy has a long friendship with Joy Auerbach, the heir to the catalog of major Elvis film songwriter (57 songs!) Ben Weisman. "As a result of Joy's efforts on our behalf, we are able to include this fantastic song which was the title song of his 1966 film, Spinout and our film is the first film that has included this song since then!" says Burkhart. "We needed a racing oriented song and a highly recognizable voice to establish the time and mood of the early 60s. When we found "Spinout" we knew we had found the perfect song to thrill our audience." says Barlough.
- Blue Oyster Cult - "Don't Fear the Reaper"
"This song was a major hit in the early 70s, was included in the film Wayne's World and was the subject of a very famous SNL skit ("More Cowbell") but it has never been featured as a serious song commenting on the action as it is used in our film." says Broidy. Ken Goldstein, our marketing consultant, and I met with lead singer, Don Roeser, who wrote the song, when he and the band were doing a concert in Las Vegas. "We all hit it off and we are thrilled that Sony Music made the song available to us", says Broidy.
- Rare Earth - "I Just Want to Celebrate"
"This song is very well known and is utilized in lots of media, but it was such a perfect counterpoint to the action of the film that we just had to have it." says Burkhart.