Soundtrack To 'The Rum Diary' Announced, Features Musical Contributions From Johnny Depp

by Todd Gilchrist
October 10, 2011 11:05 AM
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Release Includes Score By Christopher Young, Plus Cuts From Dean Martin & Patti Smith



Hey, you know a movie that we keep forgetting is coming out soon? "The Rum Diary." The long-in-the-works adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's book, which sees Johnny Depp return to the part of the author, which he previously played in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is slightly over two weeks from release, but, having skipped the festival circuit entirely (not a particularly good sign...), the publicity machine has been fairly quiet for Bruce Robinson's film, considering it stars the planet's biggest movie star.

But, as a reminder that the film is sneaking up, Lakeshore Records have announced the soundtrack, which will go on digital release just ahead of the film, on October 24th, with the physical release following on November 29th. The bulk of the tracks are the score by Christopher Young ("Spider-Man 3"), with colorful titles like "Mother of Balls," "Rockin' on Rooster (With My Dead Monkey's Mother)," "My Car the Cockroach" and "Puerto Rican Piss-Off," but there's also a classic track from Dean Martin, and a new cut from Patti Smith, "The Mermaid Song."

There are also four tracks which seem to feature Depp himself in some capacity: an instrumental version of "The Mermaid Song," a duet with JJ Holiday on "Kemp in the Village," and two tracks by JD Band, which we assume features the star, what with the initials and all. It'll be interesting to see whether he's bringing out his Diet Bowie warble from "Sweeney Todd," or simply playing on the guitar, but we should find out soon enough; the soundtrack lands two weeks tomorrow, and the film will be released by FilmDistrict on October 28th. See the full cover and tracklisting below. [Lakeshore Records] -- Oliver Lyttelton

01. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) - Dean Martin
02. Rum Diary - Christopher Young
03. Suckfish and Snake - Christopher Young
04. Mother of Balls - Christopher Young
05. Chenault - Christopher Young
06. Flagged Me Smiling - Christopher Young
07. Pink Jelly Remains - Christopher Young
08. Rockin' on Rooster (With My Dead Monkey's Mother) - Christopher Young
09. Sweat Bee - Christopher Young
10. Cock-Of-The-Rock - Christopher Young
11. Black Note Blues - Christopher Young
12. My Car the Cockroach - Christopher Young
13. Neon Popsicles - Christopher Young
14. Hefti-Tefti - Christopher Young
15. He Must Be a Sadist - Christopher Young
16. Puerto Rican Piss-Off - Christopher Young
17. Whacking a Salesman - Christopher Young
18. The Biggest Crook in New Jersey - Christopher Young
19. Desperate Drunks and Postcard Loons - Christopher Young
20. The Mermaid Song (Instrumental) - Johnny Depp
21. What About El Monstruo? - JD Band
22. Roll Out the Roosters - JD Band
23. Kemp in the Village - Johnny Depp and JJ Holiday
24. The Mermaid Song - Patti Smith

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  • Brandt Hardin | October 12, 2011 12:52 PMReply

    I’m very anxious to see Depp embody the good doctor again! Thompson influenced the past few generations with his invention of Gonzo Journalism. His work and antics will live on to influence even more generations to come. I paid tribute to Hunter S Thompson and his work with my portrait and article on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-memoriam-hunter-s-thompson.html

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