- Sorry, this item is not available in
- Image not available
- To view this video download Flash Player
Legendary singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III's memorable collection of quirky and ironic songs for Judd Apatow's (40-Year- Old-Virgin) comedy feature Knocked Up. Co-written and produced by Joe Henry.
Rather than an ordinary film soundtrack, this might more accurately be considered an exceptional Loudon Wainwright album. A diehard Wainwright fan, director Judd Apatow explains in his liner notes that he asked the singer-songwriter to score Knocked Up, Apatow's first film since The 40-Year-Old Virgin, only to learn that Wainwright was about to embark on his next recording project with producer Joe Henry. The resulting album features material that Wainwright had written before the film score that the director wanted to use, other cuts that are instrumental snippets in the movie but are songs with lyrics on the album, and still others that take thematic inspiration from the film. While Wainwright so often writes lacerating and hilariously personal material, many of these songs are more like character studies, with a musical range that extends from the ragtime "So Much to Do" (one of two songs written with Henry) and the call-and-response of the chromosome ditty "X or Y" to the Brecht/Weill cabaret tinge of "Final Frontier" to the bluesy "Doin' the Math." Among the musicians providing stellar support are guitarists Richard Thompson and Greg Leisz and keyboardists Patrick Warren and Van Dyke Parks. --Don McLeese
Bought this sometime ago but just getting around to reviewing it. I thought I had done it already.
Loudon Wainwright III has always been one of those guys that is just... Read more
Loudon, an old friend that k tried to keep my guitar from gathering dust, Pat Browne(that's with an 'E') would play the songs over and over til we got it close. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by drsplash
I really liked this album - a true gem from Loudon Wainwright, a wonderful musician and storyteller. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by prepgal
this soundtrack is even better than the other reviews said. (so glad i read them- they have much better info than i can provide). really worth every penny. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by avidreader
Just by chance one day, my daughter and my husband and I were watching TV and turned to the movie "Knocked Up". Read morePublished on November 22, 2009 by Carole Holler
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Who sings and what is the name of the rap song that plays when they...||
The name of the song is Swing by Savage
May 30, 2008 by Natalie R. Barnard | See all 3 posts