Rodney Bingenheimer and David Bowie backstage at The Wiltern Theatre
Los Angeles, February 7, 2004 - Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
A figure sitting cross-legged on the floor...
Today sees the release of Rodney Bingenheimer's Mayor Of The Sunset Strip OST CD in the US. We first told you about the film yonks ago when we also posted some footage of an interview with David shot in 1997 after the KROQ Christmas show during David's short-lived Mohawk phase.
As we also told you way back when, the 23-track CD contains a previously unreleased acoustic version of All The Madmen, which was recorded as David sat cross-legged playing on the floor of Tom Ayres' Hollywood Hills living room, to a most privileged little gathering in 1971. Apparently After All was recorded at the same session.
While it's a great version of All The Madmen historically, (albeit a very poorly recorded one) sadly, the whole track isn't reproduced here and it soon segues into the normal studio version before you get the chance to tire of the poor quality recording.
Anyway, here follows the track listing for the Mayor Of The Sunset Strip OST CD. Those of you outside the US can still easily purchase the CD online at the usual outlets. You can listen to a short snippet over at Tower Records by clicking on the CD cover below.
Mayor Of The Sunset Strip (OST)
01 Let's Find Out About Rodney - Film Dialogue
02 Rodney On The ROQ- Brian Wilson
03 Los Angeles - X
04 My Back Pages - The Byrds
05 It Was A Real Eye Opener - Pamela Des Barres
06 Welcome To Hollywood - Leon Russell
07 All The Madmen (Live In Hollywood/Studio) - David Bowie
08 Get It On (Band A Gong) - T. Rex
09 School's Out - Alice Cooper
10 What Kind Of Music Is This?" - Rodney Bingenheimer
11 I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones
12 London - The Smiths
13 He Picked This Song- Chris Carter
14 Anything, Anything (I'll Give You) - Dramarama
15 Jennifer Love Hewitt - Ronald Vaughan
16 Parklife - Blur
17 I Stalked Him- Courtney Love
18 Malibu - Hole
19 Good Souls - Starsailor
20 Yellow (Live In-Studio Performance) - Chris Martin (of Coldplay)
21 Who Is Rodney Bingenheimer - Anthony Marinelli (and Clint Bennett)
22 Mayor Of The Sunset Strip - Marizane
23 I Hate the '90s (Bonus Track) - Rodney & The Tube Tops
Now all we need is the full-length version, and the aforementioned version of After All from the same source, and all will be right with the world.