Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Rum Diary Soundtrack [2011]

The Rum Diary movie, starring Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart and Giovanni Ribisi.
Begun in 1959 by a then-twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s.
Exuberant and mad, youthful and energetic, The Rum Diary is an outrageous, drunken romp in the spirit of Thompson’s bestselling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell’s Angels.
Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen’s financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

Bruce Robinson (In Dreams, Return to Paradise) – directed and scripted adventure drama opened October 28th, 2011. Music by Christopher Young full of Caribbean feeling. Try the preview hereby.

Track Listing:
1. Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu) (02:59)
Performed by Dean Martin
2. Rum Diary (02:41)
3. Suckfish and Snake (02:32)
4. Mother of Balls (03:59)
5. Chenault (02:44)
6. Flagged Me Smiling (02:55)
7. Pink Jelly Remains (02:41)
8. Rockin' On Rooster (With My Dead Monkey's Mother) (03:05)
9. Sweat Bee (02:19)
10. Cock-of-the-Rock (03:54)
11. Black Note Blues (03:56)
12. My Car the Cockroach (03:50)
13. Neon Popsicles (02:30)
14. Hefti-Tefti (02:42)
15. He Must Be a Sadist (03:37)
16. Puerto Rican Piss-Off (03:22)
17. Whacking a Salesman (02:32)
18. The Biggest Crook in New Jersey (05:30)
19. Desperate Drunks and Postcard Loons (03:04)
20. The Mermaid Song (Instrumental) (01:34)
Performed by Johnny Depp
21. What About El Monstruo? (02:38)
Performed by JD Band
22. Roll Out the Roosters (01:58)
Performed by JD Band
23. Kemp in the Village (01:56)
Performed by Johnny Depp and JJ Holiday
24. The Mermaid Song (02:09)
Performed by Patti Smith


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