Hard: The Dewey Cox Story [album]
back to the Seventies and lose
yourself in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox
Story the original motion picture
soundtrack from the amazingly-
entertaining film of the same name...
TYPICAL OF THE SOUND OF THE SEVENTIES and beyond, the soundtrack of Walk
Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a marvellous blast from the past and is all
the more poignant if you have seen the film.
From the comedic minds of Judd Apatow (Talladega Nights, The Ballad
of Ricky Bobby, Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and
director Jake Kasdan, a new music legend in Dewey Cox is born and now, for the
first time ever, the songs of Cox's fabled career are brought together on one
album. The soundtrack features a sampling of Dewey Cox's greatest hits, spanning
over five decades of his musical history.
Once Apatow and Kasdan had conceived the ideas for a lifetime's worth of songs,
album producer Michael Andrews tapped some of America's top tunesmiths, including
Van Dyke Parks, Dan Bern, Mike Viola, Charlie Wadhams, Antonio Ortiz and Marshal
Crenshaw, to write the new classics. All fifteen songs are performed delightfully
by the Academy Award-nominated actor John C Reilly as Dewey Cox.
Featured on the soundtrack that every Cox-hound must own are fifteen of his
original songs, including Walk Hard, the country-flavoured hit that made
him a star, the sexually suggestive Let's Duet, the twangy Guilty
As Charged, the emotional ballad A Life Without You (Is No Life At All)
and the touching and poignant protest song Let Me Hold You (Little Man).
In addition to the Cox-penned classics, also included is the heart-wrenching
lounge-disco interpretation of David Bowie's Starman.
This winter, expect everyone to rock like Cox! Columbia Pictures' new comedy,
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,
was in cinemas from January (2008). John C Reilly stars as the larger than life
legendary musician and songwriter Dewey Cox. But behind the music is the undulating
story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his Rock 'n' Roll
spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 children and
14 stepchildren, stars in his own Seventies television variety show, collects
friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to (and
then kicks) every drug known to man.
Despite all of this, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the
love of a good woman long-time backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer).
The film also stars Tim Meadows and Kristen Wiig.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (The Original
Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released on 14 January on Columbia Records.
All tracks are performed by John C Reilly as Dewey Cox (except Let's Duet
performed by John C Reilly and Angela Correa).
Tracklisting: 01 Walk Hard (Marshall Crenshaw, John C Reilly,
Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan) | 02 Take My Hand (Antonio Ortiz, Judd Apatow
and Jake Kasdan) | 03 (Mama) You Got To Love Your Negro Man (Michael
Andrews, John C Reilly, Robert Walter, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan) | 04 A
Life Without You (Is No Life At All) (Mike Viola) | 05 Let's Duet
(Charlie Wadhams and Benji Hughes) | 06 Darling (Mike Viola and John
C Reilly) | 07 (I Hate You) Big Daddy (Mike Viola) | 08 Guilty As
Charged (Charlie Wadhams and Gus Seyffert) | 09 Dear Mr President
(Dan Bern and Mike Viola) | 10 Let Me Hold You (Little Man) (Dan Bern,
Mike Viola and Manish Raval) | 11 Royal Jelly (Dan Bern) | 12 Black
Sheep (Dan Bern and Mike Viola) | 13 Starman (David Bowie) | 14 Beautiful
Ride (Dan Bern and Mike Viola) | 15 (Have You Heard The News) Dewey Cox
Died (Dan Bern).
Check out www.walkhard-movie.com
and MotorBar's review of the movie Walk Hard:
The Dewey Cox Story, out now on DVD.
out the highly-amusing interview with Dewey Cox at RollingStone.com.