Band will also be represented on the soundtrack. A number of other
noted artists are currently in discussion with the filmmakers to
work out the details of their contributions.
The soundtrack began
to take shape when Willie Nile gathered his bandmates, The Worry
Dolls, in the New York studio of drummer Rich Pagano. Guitarist
Andy York took a break from his tour with John Mellencamp and teamed
up with Willie, Pagano, and bassist Brad Albetta to turn out five
outstanding tracks, "Run," "The Man Who Used to Be,"
"Brain Damage," and two versions of "Pinch Me!",
one for the film's open and another for the closing credits. Charlie
Elgart added some organ tracks to round out the sounds, and the
reaction to the songs has been excellent.
anxious to hear these tunes, watch this website. Right now, you
can download an MP3 file of
the "Pinch Me!" closing theme song. A music video for
"Pinch Me!" should be available soon. And both "Brain
Damage" and "The Man Who Used to Be" are featured
on Willie Nile’s current release, "Beautiful Wreck of the World,"
named by both Billboard Magazine and and The
Village Voice as one of the ten best albums of the year!
song has also found its way to tape. "Once in a Lullaby"
is a gentle ballad that will be heard during a fantasy/love scene
in the film. We started out with one of Willie Nile’s beautiful
melodies, played on the piano by Charlie Elgart, and then recorded
a vocal duet with Willie and Warner Brothers/Giant recording artist
Michelle Lewis. The
result was pure magic and the tune is sure to become a favorite.
Another contributor to
the soundtrack is Heather
Eatman, who wrote a new song for the film, "How."
You can hear it on Heather's new CD, "Real."