Soundtrack Project E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Monday, 27 August 2007 13:17
Joe wrote in to us recently and was telling us about working on a "complete" soundtrack.  Now that's what I would call an Achiever.  If you have any help or advice, feel free to post something on the forum. 
 
Hello.
 
Just wanted to drop you a line.  I'm a newcomer to the Lebowski podcast.  I think it's great that there even IS such a thing, and I'm trying to catch up with the episodes.  Luckily, I have a job where I can listen to music while I work, so I've been listening to your podcasts while I work lately.
 
I listened with great interest to the episodes about the soundtrack and about the feminist critique of the film.  I'm currently trying to assemble a "complete" Lebowski soundtrack, and I'm doing pretty well.  I've given up on trying to find "Viva Las Vegas" by Big Johnson, so I've substituted the ZZ Top remake (which is darned close), and I have my local library searching for a copy of the CD with Shawn Colvin's "Viva Las Vegas" on it.  The only other major things I'm missing are "Piacere Sequence" by Teo Usuelli and "I Hate You" by the Monks.  In both those cases, I couldn't find the songs available for download anywhere except in abbreviated form, and the albums that they come from are not on iTunes or anything.  You can get both of those on Amazon if you want the whole albums, but the Usuelli one is eight bucks and the Monks one is eleven bucks, so I don't know if I'm going to pony up that much dough for two songs.  As it is, I have about a minute of the Monks song and 30 seconds of the Usuelli song. 
 
HOWEVER -- the Usuelli song plays on the Collector's Edition DVD during Jeff Bridges' photography slideshow.  If I knew how to make MP3s from a DVD, I could record the song from there.
 
The new Lebowski book is awesome, by the way.  You could do a whole podcast about just that.  It's what I used as my guide to assemble a "complete" (or almost-complete) soundtrack album.
 
One last thing: I don't know why but for some reason I want to know the names of the songs on the Autobahn album, "Nagelbett."  You can see the back cover during the Dude's second visit to Maude's loft.  Right after he says "Not exactly," he hold the LP in such a way that you can almost see the back cover.  I can tell that there are eight songs, and I've just about identified the song titles:
 
1. Saturation
2. Faking It
3. Hit and Run
4. No Way Out
5. Toilet & Bar   [possibly "Toilet & Bed"]
6. Big Bat  [???]
7. Take It Up
8. [???] [hard to read - the last word could be "Lab" or "Lax"]
 
Sincerely,
 
Joe B.
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