Blondie, Talking Heads Among '70s Rockers on 'CBGB' Film Soundtrack

The film soundtrack, out Oct. 8, will also feature Television, the New York Dolls and more acts of the era.

Talking Heads, Television, Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the Dictators and other bands that played significant roles in the New York rock ‘n’ roll scene of the mid-1970s will appear on “CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.” Omnivore Recordings will release the collection on Oct. 8.

Besides the CD, Omnivore will release a double LP of the soundtrack, with the first pressing on translucent pink vinyl. Rhino will release a deluxe digital version with an expanded playlist the same day. Brad Rosenberger, one of the film’s producers and its music supervisor, is a principal in Omnivore.

The film “CBGB” tells the story of club owner Hilly Krystal, played by Alan Rickman, and the rise of the punk rock scene within the walls of the club in New York's seedy Bowery neighborhood. After premiering at the CBGB Festival, the film will open Oct. 11 in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and other select cities.

The Dead Boys, the Police and Blondie are among the acts depicted in the film who also appear on the soundtrack. The album contains a performance by Kristal (“Birds and the Bees”) and a new version of “Sunday Girl” by Blondie.

"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


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