Various ‎– SubUrbia Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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1 Elastica (2) With Stephen Malkmus Unheard Music
Producer – Alan MoulderWritten-By – Exene Cervenka, John Doe (2)
2:50
2 Sonic Youth Bee-Bee's Song
Engineer – Wharton TiersPerformer – Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Thurston MooreWritten-By – Sonic Youth
4:43
3 Girls Against Boys Bullet Proof Cupid
Engineer – Eli JanneyProducer – Ted Nicely*Written-By – Girls Against Boys
4:52
4 Beck Feather In Your Cap
Drums – Joey WaronkerProducer – Rob Schnapf, Tom RothrockVocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Piano – Beck HansenWritten-By – Beck Hansen
3:45
5 U.N.K.L.E.* Berry Meditation
Engineer – Mario C.*, Mickey P.*Keyboards – Money MarkProducer – Mark Nishita*, U.N.K.L.E.*Written-By – J. Lavelle*, M. Kudo*, M. Nishita*, T. Goldsworthy*
7:33
6 Boss Hog I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Mixed By – Jim WatersRecorded By – Bil EmmonsWritten-By – Raymond Douglas Davies*
3:31
7 Skinny Puppy Cult
Producer – David Ogilvie*, Skinny PuppyWritten-By – D.R. Goettel*, N. Ogre*, cEvin Key
3:04
8 Superchunk Does Your Hometown Care?
Recorded By – John PlymaleWritten-By – Superchunk
4:16
9 Sonic Youth Sunday
Engineer – Wharton TiersPerformer – Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Thurston MooreWritten-By – Sonic Youth
7:56
10 Butthole Surfers Human Cannonball
Written-By – Butthole Surfers
3:48
11 Sonic Youth Tabla In Suburbia
Engineer – Wharton TiersPerformer – Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Thurston MooreWritten-By – Sonic Youth
2:16
12 The Flaming Lips Hot Day
Producer – Dave Fridmann, The Flaming LipsWritten-By – The Flaming Lips
1:39
13 Thurston Moore Psychic Hearts
Drums – Steve ShelleyGuitar – Tim FoljahnGuitar, Bass, Vocals – Thurston MooreProducer – Thurston MooreRecorded By [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Bil EmmonsRecorded By, Mixed By – John SiketWritten-By – Thurston Moore
3:57
14 Gene Pitney Town Without Pity
Written-By – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
2:54

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Mastered at Precision Mastering, Los Angeles.

Track 1 published by Eight Twelve Music BMI Ⓟ1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 2 published by Sonik Tooth (adm. by Zomba Songs Inc.) BMI. Recorded at Echo Cañon, NYC Ⓟ1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 3 Action Collar Music Publishing Designee. Recorded at Oz Studios, Baltimore, MD, February 1993. Ⓟ1993 Touch And Go Records
Track 4 published by Cyanide Breathmint Music/BMG Songs, Inc. ASCAP. Recorded October 1994 at The Shop Ⓟ1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 5 Copyright Control. Recorded at Mario C.'s House of Hits, L.A. Ⓟ1996 Mowax Recordings/A&M Records Ltd. London
Track 6 published by Davray Music Ltd./Carlin Music Corporation PRS. Recorded at Greene Street Studio, October 1996. Mixed at Waterworks West, November 1996. Ⓟ1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 7 published by Dig It Music SOCAN. Ⓟ1996 American Recordings
Track 8 published by All The Songs Sound The Same BMI Ⓟ1997 Merge Records
Track 9 published by Sonik Tooth (adm. by Zomba Songs Inc.) BMI. Recorded at Echo Cañon, NYC Ⓟ1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 10 published by Latino Buggerveil Music ASCAP Ⓟ1987 Butthole Surfers
Track 11 published by Sonik Tooth (adm. by Zomba Songs Inc.) BMI. Recorded at Echo Cañon, NYC Ⓟ1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 12 published by Lovely Sorts Of Death BMI Ⓟ1996 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Track 13 published by Feminist Religious (adm. by Zomba Songs Inc.) BMI. Recorded and mixed at Sear Sound, NYC. Ⓟ1995 Geffen Records, Inc.
Track 14 published by Volta Music/Patti Washington Music/Largo Music obo Catherine Hinen Music/EMI U Catalog Inc. ASCAP used courtesy of Highland Music by arrangement with Rhino Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 20642 51212 8
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-046441
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L322
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 50A4

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GED 25121 Various SubUrbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Comp) Geffen Records GED 25121 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
DGCD-A-25121 Various SubUrbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Comp, Promo) DGC DGCD-A-25121 US 1997 Sell This Version
DGCSD-25121 Various SubUrbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Album, Comp) Geffen Records DGCSD-25121 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
DGCC-25121 Various SubUrbia Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Cass, Comp) DGC DGCC-25121 US 1997 Sell This Version

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September 28, 2016
SONIC YOUTH IS all over this soundtrack (three tracks, plus one off of Thurston Moore's solo album) of the film based on Eric Bogosian's play. "Bebe's Song" and "Sunday" are two of the cooler tracks SY have ever done -- this version of "Sunday" predates its eventual appearance on their most recent effort, A Thousand Leaves. It's got everything you'd expect -- pulsing rhythms, Thurston's mild vocals, and a chaotic, dissonant instrumental bridge in the middle. But as good as the SY tracks are, the contributions from other artists are just as solid.

Pavement's Stephen Malkmus hooks up with Elastica on a rollicking cover of X's "The Unheard Music." While Justine Frischmann is effective as an Exene surrogate, the rest of her band proves capable of little more than competent chording. Meanwhile, Malkmus steals the show with his guitar flights of fancy, being distinctive while admirably refraining from copying the very distinctive phrase Billy Zoom added to the end of each line of verse in the original. And as always, Malkmus the vocalizer is front and center, replacing the weariness of the original with absolute exuberance -- especially when he yelps "...on the car radi-o-o-o!" A keeper -- everything a cover tune should be.

Other highlights include: the throbbing decadence of Girls Against Boys; Boss Hog doing a bizarre cover of the Kinks' "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" (bouncy, organ-fueled new wave in the verses, riot grrrl punk in the choruses); Beck (typically) throwing us for a loop, playing a shambling acoustic country tune ("Feather In Your Cap") in the midst of this otherwise-very-eclectic album; and Superchunk contributing a new song ("Does Your Hometown Care?") which neatly fits the theme of the film while offering the bounciest pop I've ever heard from them.

And lastly, amidst all this indie rock, this album's compilers had the wisdom to include Gene Pitney's swinging, early 60's "A Town Without Pity." The song plays during the film's opening credits, as the camera pans across scenes of the soulless, anonymous suburban town in which the film takes place. The odd juxtaposition of this torchy song with images of drab, beige suburbia is unsettling, providing an excellent intro to this unsettling film.