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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Score and Custom Soundtrack

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Score and Custom Soundtrack
Mp3 various kbps / RS

I want a fucking car RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

There seems to have been two separate soundtracks released for this movie;

  • the “songs only” soundtrack, and
  • the Ira Newborn score / soundtrack

We’ve already posted the excellent “songs only” soundtrack HERE! which includes a track by our favourite Irish band ever, THE STARS OF HEAVEN!

Catch the movie in DVD rip here …. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Now, we have come across the Score- based soundtrack on the great theinfernomusiccrypt

This version contains the Ira Newborn score, together with a few songs from the “songs only” soundtrack but also a few songs not on “songs only” soundtrack!!

Posted there too is a Custom Soundtrack, made by a guy called Fritz!

So that’s three soundtracks in all! Confusing enough for ya?!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Score/Soundtrack

1. Rush Hour (2:52) – Ira Newborn
2. The Automobile (1:48) – Ira Newborn
3. Behind the Wheel (1:53) – Ira Newborn
4. Beds (0:23) – Ira Newborn
5. Bathroom (0:32) – Ira Newborn
6. Guilty Conscience (0:46) – Ira Newborn
7. Cold (2:35) – Ira Newborn
8. Morning After (0:18) – Ira Newborn
9. Making Progress (0:40) – Ira Newborn
10. The Ride (0:24) – Ira Newborn
11. Travel (1:23) – Ira Newborn
12. Thinking Back (1:53) – Ira Newborn
13. Cars (1:23) – Ira Newborn
14. Bad News (0:21) – Ira Newborn
15. Power To Believe (5:15) – Dream Academy
16. Everytime You Go Away (5:24) – Blue Room
17. I Can Take Anything (3:51) – E.T.A.

Total Duration: 00:31:31
Total Size: 38.2 MB
Bitrates – 192, 128 (in that order)

Here she be:

Custom Soundtrack OST (Compiled By Fritz)

1. I Can Take Anything (3:53) – E.T.A.
2. Ba-Na-Na-Bam-Boo (3:03) – Westworld
3. Six Bucks (0:09) – Del Griffith *
4. I’ll Show Show You Something (3:31) – Balaam & The Angel
5. Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes) (3:57) – Book Of Love
6. Pick-Up Sticks (0:13) – Neal Page & Del Griffith *
7. Mess Around (2:43) – Ray Charles *
8. Power To Believe (5:16) – The Dream Academy
9. Whopper (0:21) – Del Griffith *
10. Six Days On The Road (3:11) – Steve Earl And The Dukes
11. Gonna Move (3:37) – Dave Edmunds
12. I’ve Been With Del Griffith (0:32) – Neal Page *
13. Lost Again (4:23) – Yello *
14. Back In Baby’s Arms (2:05) – Emmylou Harris
15. Welcome To Marathon (1:12) – Neal Page & Marathon Agent *
16. Red River Rock (3:30) – Silicon Teens
17. Wheels (3:13) – The Stars Of Heaven
18. Continental Trailways Blues (3:12) – Steve Earle *
19. Everytime You Go Away (4:32) – Paul Young **
20. Blue Moon of Kentucky (2:10) – Bill Monroe **
21. Three Coins In The Fountain (3:07) – Frank Sinatra **
22. Flintstones (0:25) – Del Griffith *

* – not on original soundtrack

** – inspired by the film (SEE BELOW)

Fritz says “The ones that are inspired by are two that are sung in the film (Neal sings “Three Coins In A Fountain” on the bus and Neal and Del both sing “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” when they get pulled over by Mike McKean) and I could not, for the life of me, find “Everytime You Go Away” by Blue Room, so I added the version by Paul Young instead (because the Blue Room version soundS virtually identical).”

Total Duration: 00:58:00
Total Size: 53.2 MB
Bitrate: 128 – But Encoded In Superior Format “M4A” Great Quality!

You should have no problems running on your computer or mp3 player!

Here she be:

Big thanks to Fritz and theinfernomusiccrypt

August 20, 2008 Posted by | Emmylou Harris, Music_AltCountry, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Country, Music_OST, OTHER_CINEMA, Stars of Heaven, Steve Earle, Various ArtistsThe Dream Academy, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Planes, Trains and Automobiles OST (1987)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles OST

MP3 / various bitrates

Released; 1987

Genre; Rock and Roll / Country / Pop

Length; 34:32

Label; MCA

Six bucks and my right nut says we’re not landing in Chicago.

There seems to have been two separate soundtracks released for this movie;

  • the “songs only” soundtrack (i.e. this one!) and
  • the Ira Newborn score / soundtrack (which we’ve posted HERE! )

OK. Let’s come out and say that the reason we dug out this OST was, of course, the rather strange fact that our favourite Irish band ever, THE STARS OF HEAVEN, although as obscure to the music masses as a braincell in GW Bush’s skull, appear on the soundtrack to this big-budget Hollywood film!

How the fuck did that happen, you may well ask! I haven’t a fucking clue, but I’m glad it did!

I’ve written about THE STARS OF HEAVEN – a band decades ahead of their time and who pioneered the alt-country genre – in the most glowing manner a few times before and posted some of their MAGNIFICENT albums. Check em out Here!

Here, the boys do a good cover of “Wheels”, a song by one of their heroes, Gram Parsons.

I guess this is probably a good time as any to tell you this. Our tickets are only good to St. Louis. St. Louis to Chi-town is booked tighter than Tom Thumb’s ass.
Aside from the Stars, the OST is very eclectic and has some other wonderful moments with renowned great artists such as Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris, as well as cult bands such as The Dream Academy.

A couple of tracks though could have been better chosen especially the dire Silicon Teens! soundtrack features a mix of rock and roll, country and pop. The frenetic musical score by Ira Newborn, makes extensive use of the folk song Red River Valley, including a souped up version of the song, Red River Rock, performed by British group Silicon Teens.

Among other tracks is a cover version of “Back in Baby’s Arms”, used during the scene when Steve Martin’s and John Candy’s characters wake up embracing each other in the morning. The song, popularized by Patsy Cline, is performed by Emmylou Harris.

The soundtrack album was released in 1987, but has since gone out of print.

Her first baby came out sideways. She didn’t scream or nothin.

Songs featured in the film but not included on the soundtrack album include “(Meet) The Flintstones” (sung on the bus) and “Three Coins in the Fountain” (which Steve Martin’s character tries to sing on the bus) and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, the song John Candy’s character is listening to when he plays “air instruments” while driving; swerving and puffing cigarettes, while Steve Martin’s character sleeps.

An additional track by Steve Earle, “Continental Trailways Blues”, was composed for the film, but was not included on the soundtrack album. The song is included on the 1996 compilation, Ain’t Ever Satisfied: The Steve Earle Collection. Not included in the soundtrack is the song Everytime You Go Away performed by Blue Room at the end of the film.

Neal: Del, why did you kiss my ear?

Del: Why are you holding my hand?

Neal: Where’s your other hand?

Del: Between two pillows …

Neal: Those aren’t pillows!

The movie itself is excellent too, replete with loads of classic comic moments. Far better than one would expect from writer / director John Hughes – who here avoids sappy sentimentality and teenagers in favour of a adult oriented intelligent comedy ! – and star Steve Martin, who believe it or not, was still funny then! There’s the classic scene where Martin unleashes a tirade, littered with ‘fucks” at a car rental agent … You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosey, fucking, cheeks … etc!

Of course, we always liked the comic acting of the late great John Candy.

We’ve posted a DVD rip of the movie too … grab it HERE!


1. “I Can Take Anything” (“Love Theme from Planes, Trains & Automobiles”) (David Steele, Andy Cox and John Hughes) – 3:46

* Performed by ETA featuring Steve Martin and John Candy

2. “BA-NA-NA-BAM-BOO” (Elizabeth Westwood, Nick Burton & Robert Andrews) – 2:58

* Performed by Westworld

3. “I’ll Show You Something Special” (Desmond Morris, Mark Morriss and Steve Brown) – 3:28

* Performed by Balaam & The Angel

4. “Modigliani” (“Lost in Your Eyes”) (Susan Ottaviano, Jade Lee and Theodore Ottaviano) – 3:53

* Performed by Book of Love

5. “Power to Believe” (Nick Laird-Clowes and Gilbert Gabriel) – 5:13

* Performed by The Dream Academy

6. “Six Days on the Road” (Earl Green and Carl Montgomery) – 3:06

* Performed by Steve Earle & The Dukes

7. “Gonna Move” (Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe) – 3:32

* Performed by Dave Edmunds

8. “Back in Baby’s Arms” (Bobby Montgomery) – 2:02

* Performed by Emmylou Harris

9. “Red River Rock” (Tom King, Ira Mack and Fred Mendelsohn) – 3:26

* Performed by Silicon Teens

10. “Wheels” (Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons) – 3:08

* Performed by Stars of Heaven

Here she be:


August 20, 2008 Posted by | Emmylou Harris, Music_AltCountry, Music_ClassicRock, Music_Country, Music_OST, Stars of Heaven, Steve Earle, Various ArtistsThe Dream Academy, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Both Sides Now – The Spirit of Americana – VA (2002)

Both Sides Now: The Spirit of Americana – VA (2002)
Mp3 @ 160 kbps / 2 files – 89.5 MB & 86.0 MB / RS

Both Sides Now – Best Of Americana was a 2002 UK-exclusive release, compiled by Uncut magazine’s Nigel Williamson.

The collection aims to offer a comprehensive summary of Americana as it currently stands with 37 tracks from such an array of amazing artists like Bob Dylan, Flaming Lips, Lambchop, Mercury Rev, Jim O’Rourke, Thea Gilmore, Radar Brothers, Be Good Tanyas, Silver Jews, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions & many more.

Funny, I wouldn’t associate many of these with Americana! But so fucking what! It’s great music!

Yap – although they did cast their Americana net a little too widely, there are still plenty of gems on this compilation.

Those seeking a purer form of Americana could do worse than check out the Flyinshoes podcast which comes from Nottingham, in the middle of the UK, rather strangely! I always knew Britland was the 51st US State!!

Some of these rather good podcasts can be had here;

Both Sides Now collects two discs’ worth of contemporary artists who work loosely under the genre label Americana, although it is difficult to imagine some of the these acts actually falling into that drawer, like the Flaming Lips, for example, whose “Do You Realize” is included here.

That said, this is a pretty cool anthology with a lot of highlights, starting with the first track, Bob Dylan’s “High Water (For Charley Patton).” The woefully underappreciated Rodney Crowell contributes “Ballad of a Teenage Queen,” while Steve Earle brings his courageous (and controversial) “Ballad of John Walker,” and the two songs seem to sort of bookend the American experience. BR5-49 does a loving cover of Gram Parsons’ “Hickory Wind.” The Flaming Lips’ erstwhile cousin Mercury Rev, another band that works “in the spirit of Americana” rather than in Americana itself, is represented here by the pretty “Little Rhymes.” A fine introduction to some interesting artists who seem to never show up on MTV ( or on CMT, either, for that matter).

– Steve Leggett
Well, here’s a useful catch-all, catch-up compilation in time for slipping into your Americana Christmas stocking. Sub-sub-titled The Best of Americana 2002! It rather stretches a point to include the Flaming Lips’ pop-glorious Do You Realise? and Warren Zevon’s You’re A Whole Different Person, but otherwise this embraces all shades of the genre, from sparse mountain music to gutsy guitar rocking, from the Be Good Tanyas, Arlenes and Silver Jews to Jason Ringenberg, Jay Farrar and Grant Lee Phillips.

Rather than the review descending into an extended list, suffice to point you in the direction of Raul Malo & Shelby Lynn’s revamp of It Takes Two To Tango, Rodney Crowell’s Johnny Cash tribute album version of Ballad of a Teenage Queen, the inclusion of little known but worth discovering names Dan Bern, Wiskey Biscuit, Departure Lounge, and Cicero Buck, After All This Time from Darden’s Smith’s criminally underpublicised comeback album, and the fragile beauty of Hope Sandoval’s Suzanne.

But whether your taste leans more to Dylan (High Water) or Lambchop (I Can Hardly Spell My Name) with its balance of reliable old timers and emergent heirs to the throne (Mary Gauthier step right up), even with the notable omissions of Ryan Adams, The Guthries and Eileen Rose, this is ridiculously good value for money, even though it’ll probably cost you a fortune tracking down the albums by the artists you’ll just be discovering within. And I managed to get through the whole review without once drooling over the fact it also contains Thea Gilmore’s not-entirely-Americana-but-who-cares cover of I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine from her forthcoming new album. Oh darn!

– Mike Davies


CD 1 – 78:18

01 Bob Dylan – High Water (For Charley Patton) 04:05
02 Raul Malo & Shelby Lynne – It Takes Two to Tango 03:35
03 Lambchop – I Can Hardly Spell My Name 03:22
04 The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize 03:34
05 Jim O’Rourke – All Downhill From Here 05:00
06 Jeff Finlin – I Am the King 04:12
07 Warren Zevon – You’re a Whole Different Person When You’re Scared 05:14
08 Jay Farrar – Barstow 03:54
09 Radar Brothers – Rock of the Lake 04:59
10 Dan Bern – New American Language 05:13
11 Jason Ringenberg – Bible and a Gun 04:37
12 The Be Good Tanyas – Don’t You Fall 03:40
13 Silver Jews – Horseleg Swastikas 03:23
14 Caitlin Cary – Shallow Heart, Shallow Water 04:36
15 Hayden – I Should Have Been Watching You 01:43
16 The Vessels – Don’t Waste Your Time 03:07
17 Chris Mills – Silver Line 02:56
18 BR5-49 – Hickory Wind 04:18
19 Stewboss – I Hope I Miss You 03:39
20 Rodney Crowell – Ballad of a Teenage Queen 03:11

CD 2 – 75:19

01 Josh Rouse – Feeling No Pain 04:20
02 Steve Earle – Ballad of John Walker 03:41
03 Wiskey Biscuit – Santa Ana River Delta Blues 05:51
04 Mercury Rev – Little Rhymes 05:12
05 Thea Gilmore – I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine 04:35
06 Chuck Prophet – Summertime Thing 05:11
07 Grand Drive – Track 40’s Gone 04:45
08 Grant Lee Phillips – Like a Lover 04:32
09 Departure Lounge – King Kong Frown 02:58
10 St. Thomas – Oh I Have Left the Ground 03:28
11 Cicero Buck – Delicate Shade of Grey 03:35
12 Will Kimbrough – Hey Big Sister 05:11
13 Mary Gauthier – Our Lady of the Shooting Stars 03:30
14 Dolly Varden – Overwhelming 05:21
15 The Arlenes – Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone 05:27
16 Darden Smith – After All This Time 02:54
17 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions – Suzanne 04:48

Here they be y’all!

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August 19, 2008 Posted by | Jim O'Rourke, Josh Rouse, Mercury Rev, Music_AltCountry, Silver Jews, Steve Earle, Various Artists, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Steve Earle – Articulate Agitator

Interesting piece on the great Mr. Earle!

Not only a great songwriter but now a bit of a polymath too! Check him out in the greatest TV show of all time, The Wire!

Lots more Earle here;

Earle an articulate, modern-day agitator

Posted: July 21, 2008

Take the articulate anger of Greenwich Village Dylan, the roughhewn populism of Bruce Springsteen and the renegade heart of Waylon Jennings and you have a good start on Steve Earle.

But as he demonstrated again Sunday night at the Pabst Theater, there is another crucial element to Earle. He may be a contemporary alt-country icon, but in many ways he is a throwback to the 1940s, an old-fashioned agitator with a guitar in the mode of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

That was an easy point to make Sunday night; in fact, Earle made it himself, twice — once at the very beginning with “Christmas in Washington,” a musical summons to bring back Woody’s ghost, and then near the end with “Steve’s Hammer.” The latter is a kind of answer song to Seeger’s “If I Had a Hammer,” with Earle looking to the day when war and injustice have been put to ground and he can lay his hammer down and rest easy.

As for “Steve’s Hammer,” I don’t believe a word of it. It’s not that he doesn’t care deeply and passionately about his issues. As he usually does, Earle made his case against capital punishment in word and song through “Billy Austin.” His love letter to New York City, “City of Immigrants,” was an argument for the enrichment of cultural diversity. Earle will always hit a lick against injustice and war and for the underdog. He’s earned that respect.

But there’s something more to it. It’s not just the issues. There’s a level on which Earle just likes to mess with authority. This is a guy who’s seen the inside of a lot more prisons than Johnny Cash did, and he doesn’t have a nip of Cash’s piety. Earle is part outlaw and all outsider, and that’s what makes his renegade sagas like “The Devil’s Right Hand,” “Copperhead Road” and “Tom Ames’ Prayer” so convincing. All three of those songs are stellar; “Tom Ames’ Prayer” — about a career bandit who, cornered in an alley with three rounds left and cops all around, looks to God for a moment, then changes his mind, spits in the dirt and walks out to face the guns.

And there is a tender side to this shaggy-bear poet. Earle is on wife No. 7 — singer Alison Moorer, an exquisite talent — and she seems to have reformed Earle in some needed ways. He’s never going to be GQ material but Earle has slimmed down a bit, and no longer looks quite so much like a brown bear locked on a diet of Fritos and Budweiser. Artistically, Earle has repaid that debt with the musical tribute to her radiance, “Sparkle and Shine.”

Sunday night, Earle brought Moorer out near the end of the show for a lovers’ duet on “Days Aren’t Long Enough.” As unlikely as it seems, they have a certain troll-and-princess magic together. As she was leaving the stage, some guy in the audience shouted to Steve, “How’d you get so lucky?”

July 24, 2008 Posted by | OTHER_ARTICLE, Steve Earle, The Wire, _MUSIC | Leave a comment