March 23, 2012


"Eastbound and Down": The Greatest Soundtrack... Ever!

If there are two things we're into, it's music and Kenny F**kin' Powers. So when we found out that Fat Possum, the indie label behind Black Keys and Youth Lagoon, is releasing the two-disc Eastbound and Down soundtrack on April 24, we had to share. The soundtrack features the likes of Too $hort, The Stooges and Kenny Rogers and is interspersed with dialogue from the show (Sample title: "Child Molesters At Chuck E. Cheese"). This is excellent news.

For those of you who actually buy music—you're still around, right?—the album's liner notes will be written by Powers' right-hand man Stevie Jankowski (Steve Little). In a statement, Jankowski wrote, "This is the music that Kenny Powers rocks out to when he's getting ready in the morning. This is the music Kenny Powers listens to in the late hours, when the night terrors come and we are all children again."

Powers himself weighed in: "When my a** was 19 years old, I changed the face of professional baseball. Everyone wanted a piece of my s**t. Just a man with a mind for victory and an arm like a f**king cannon. But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." Deep.

Full track listing:

Disc One:
1. Freddie King - "Going Down"
2. Make Her C** - [Dialogue]
3 The Black Keys - "Your Touch"
4. Strangeloves "Night Time]
5. Brenton Wood - "Oogum Boogum Song"
6. I Sell Kias [Dialogue]
7. Too Short - "Blow The Whistle"
8. Two Hard Rules [Dialogue]
9. The Stooges - "Down On The Street"
10. Sucking Your Dream's D**k [Dialogue]
11. The Animals - "Sky Pilot"
12. Ram Jam "Black Betty"
13. Undaunted [Dialogue]

Disc Two:
1. Lil Wyte - "Fu*ked Up"
2. Los Monstruos - "El Monstros, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut"
3. F**k You Mr. Schaeffer [Dialogue]
4. R.L. Burnside - "Goin' Down South"
5] Whore With A Regular Heart [Dialogue]
6. Kenny Rogers - "Love Will Turn You Around"
7. Neil, Not Toby [Dialogue]
8. MC5 - "Miss X"
9. Panochas [Dialogue]
10. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra Featuring Nino Moschella - "Kiss The Sky"
11. Child Molesters At Chuck E. Cheese [Dialogue]
12. Lee Hazlewood - "Think I'm Coming Down"
13. Make A Change [Dialogue]
14. The Slits - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
15. Big Ups/The End [Dialogue]

And feel free to put this on repeat all day. We will too.

Freddie King - "Going Down" ("Eastbound and Down" theme song)