Monday, August 13, 2007

A bit more info on that Dylan movie soundtrack with all the indie rockers and altcountry types

Billboard has tracklist and stuff
USA Today has more info

The filmmakers wanted artists with certain artistic integrity, not just recent chart-topping pop acts, says music supervisor Randall Poster. "We went with a lot of outsiders and outlaws. That's the connection they share with Dylan," says Poster, who has spent two years compiling the collection. "We needed a certain caliber of artist to record the songs and lend their own style rather than just do imitations. But they are certainly flirting with Dylan."

Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo produced the film's backup band, The Million Dollar Bashers, named after another Basement Tapes song. The group includes guitarist Tom Verlaine of the band Television; jazz keyboardist John Medeski; Tony Garnier, Dylan's bass player; Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley; roots guitarist Smokey Hormel; and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.

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