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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Charlie Chuva - Putney Swope (1969)

1. Putney Swope Intro
2. Let Me Tell You Something
3. Sing The Boat (Putney Swope Theme)
4. Superslip
5. Truth & Soul
6. Ethereal Cereal
7. Miss Redneck
8. Bend Your Johnson...
9. Violence is a Cleansing Force...
10. Face Off
11. Idea for Borman Six/Congratulations
12. Borman Six Girl Got To Have Soul/Worth It
13. Go Lucky Airlines (Parts 1 & 2)
14. Riot
15. Drop What You're Doing
16. Putney Swope End Music

"We're not out to rock the boat. We're out to sink the boat."
Groovy music and hip dialogue from the cult 1968 movie Putney Swope.
A revolutionary film at the time, Putney Swope is a brilliant, surreal take on 60s consumerism, race relations and artistic expression. It's many admirers include Jello Biafra, Paul Thomas Anderson (director of Boogie Nights), Stereolab's Duophonic label and the Coen Brothers (Fargo, Blood Simple etc). 

Written and directed by Robert Downey Sr., Putney Swope is a dark satire in which Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson), the only black man on the executive board of an advertising firm, is accidentally put in charge. Changing the name of the business to "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces all but one of the white employees with his militant brothers and insists they no longer accept business from companies that produce war toys, alcohol or tobacco.
This CD and limited edition LP features snippets of the funny/hip dialogue, splendid bursts of funkiness, psychedelia, vaudeville, hiptalk and snazzy R&B.

Please Note:
This is NOT a 'normal' soundtrack - it's the audio track from sections of the movie and as such contains a selection of music and dialogue from the movie as opposed to straight-up tracks of music. We have been assured however that it is a legitimate release and NOT a bootleg.

Putney Swope was one of the first successful low-budget/underground films. Due to the disappearance of this movie's audio mastertapes, music and dialogue has been taken from existing mastertapes of the actual film. Extensive remastering has been done on the sound (which was originally recorded without the budget of a big Hollywood studio).

Provided by Cinemageddon user trixymo

Link to movie review:
Robert Downey Sr. - Putney Swope (1969)