In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we revisit the first Crank soundtrack, featuring various artists such as Paul Haslinger, Quiet Riot, Jefferson Starship, David Rolas and more. The album is peppered with dialog from the film, taking us on a guided soundtrack tour through the adrenaline-fueled action. The film was released in 2006 and stars Jason Statham, Amy Smart, a post-Napoleon Dynamite Efren Ramirez and a fun cameo by the late Chester Bennington. See below for the vinyl release of Crank: High Voltage (aka Crank 2), score by Mike Patton.
Lakeshore Records join iTunes in celebrating Superhero September, featuring seven soundtracks including the beloved Nacho Libre and Superbad albums, which are now available on vinyl! These super soundtracks take you back to laugh-out-loud moments in the films!
The new One & Two (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring score by Nathan Halpern, has been described as “the most understated superhero movie to come around in forever,” says Blake Rodgers of Nerdist. This is no ordinary superheroes soundtrack playlist — it’s extraodinary — and you’ll see why!
Tell us about your involvement in “Walk of Shame” and the “Crank” movies.
While working at Latino 96.3 FM in L.A., one of my co-worker’s (Ignacio “Nachin” Sandoval) approached me about an email he received about working on a film already in production. I did the song “Adrenalina” as an original production for Crank, produced by Beat Machines (Jimi Barrz, Lester Mendoza, and I). I invited the rap duo 10 West (Big Rob & Young Cash), to join me on the record. We ended up shooting a video for “Adrenalina” out in the desert, at a Joshua Tree farm, directed by none other than Mark Nevaldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of the film. It was incredible. Aside from “Adrenalina,” two more recordings: “La Fiesta ft. J-Roc” and “It Don’t Stop (No Me Pueden Parar)” also made it onto the film. A couple of years later, I was asked to appear in Crank 2: High Voltage and record another song, this time around a Norteño music record called “La Noche.”
For Walk of Shame, I got a chance to really work with my new production team Fi-Ya House Music (Edward “Choko” Cortez, Robert “Klyd” Ortiz & Joe “El Conguerro” Castello) featuring a New Colombian artist by the name of Colombia (David “Colombia” Alfonso) to test ourselves on making a record that was catchy yet live. And that was fun.
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Walk of Shame (More Music From The Motion Picture): iTunes
You’re a great advocate for new music artists. Tell us about your connection to OG Bachata.
Oscar Guillen a.k.a. OG Bachata is the first artist that I’ve ever decided to help manage fully as an artist. Oscar is one of the newest Bachata sensations out right now doing incredible things. Aside from being one of the few Mexican American Bachata singers in the business, he has one of the most incredible voices and bands that I’ve ever seen perform live. He puts his heart and soul into what he does and so does his band. You have to listen to his Bachata rendition of “My Girl” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; it’s incredible. Also, his interpretation of “No Podras” by Christian Castro. But OG is still an artist in his own nature. He works very closely with Bobby Verduzco, son of Roberto Verduzco of “Industria Del Amor”; and with a team of independent musicians that still have that spark for creating new music.
How has Latino radio changed over the years?
The fans of Latin Urban Music are all still there; Latin Urban Radio isn’t. However, because of all the new technology available now, you can make your own radio station on your cell phone. And that’s a great thing. Remember though, that there is still a generation of people out there that value AM/FM radio. Some of the biggest records out now are still getting broken on college and local radio stations. Latino radio needs a face-lift. It’s about the voice of the people, the sound of the streets, no matter what style of music it might be.
What is popular right now in Latino music?
Urban Bachata, Latin Reggae, Moombahton, Island Music, Boleros Urbanos, Latin Hip Hop, Dub Step, TRAP, and maybe a few more fusions like Cumbia Reggae, Tropical Urban music (like Merengue Electronico, Reggaetton Callejero, and Salsa Urbana). Anything with sabor!
What are you working on?
I’m actually in the process of working on my next album [with my producers] which would be number seven. We are still looking for that great album: the one that makes the world smile when they’re down.; the one that makes us dance when we don’t want to; the one that makes us feel good when we don’t; and, that one that says everything that I wanted to say when nothing else could.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this weekend. The film from Marvel Comics stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, who, as his name implies, is one of the world’s Most Finest Superheroes fighting evil and corruption. Not all heroes are super. Bad supers aren’t trying to save the world. They’re just trying to make their little corner of it better. Sometimes, as we learn in the film Superbad, the greatest hero you’ll ever know is already standing right beside you; your best friend. Boop.
In Super, Rainn Wilson stars as Crimson Bolt, a delusional man on mission to save his wife from an evil drug dealer. In My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Uma Thurman plays G-Girl, a heroine-scorned who strays so far from justice that she nearly becomes a super-villain. In Crank, Jason Statham plays the unstoppable Chev Chelios, a true anti-hero who wades through the criminal underworld powered by nothing but epinephrine and a desire to hear his girlfriend pick up the goddamn phone. Here’s a playlist to celebrate those who stumble, trip, and fall into greatness – heroes who lose their way or have strange ideas about what constitutes a good deed.
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01. Beneath The Clothes We Find The Man… by Jack Black in NACHO LIBRE
02. Calling All Destroyers by Tsar SUPER
03. No Sleep 2Nite by Molly McQueen MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
04. Bring Us Bullets by Rocket from the Crypt CRANK
05. Defendor Interrupts Dooney & Kat by John Rowley DEFENDOR
06. Goldslick / Seth Fantasy by Lyle Workman SUPERBAD
07. Move, Move, Move by Alan Hawkshaw & Alan Parker NACHO LIBRE
08. The Joker by Fatboy Slim feat. Bootsy Collins MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
09. I Do by Lo-Def Dollz SUPER
10. Here I Come (feat. Malik B. & Dice Raw) by Dice Raw & The Roots SUPERBAD
11. Adrenalina by David Rolas feat 10 West & Jimi Varrz CRANK
12. Guns Are For Cowards by John Rowley DEFENDOR
13. Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night by Beck NACHO LIBRE