According to Monsters and Critics, the soundtrack album to "The Devil's Rejects", the follow up to Rob Zombie's gritty, violent smash horror hit, "House of 1000 Corpses", will be released on June 28, 2005. Written and directed by Zombie, "The Devil's Rejects" reunites the homicidal members of the Firefly family, tracing their bloody flight from an outlaw sheriff hell-bent on revenge...
Deftly blending classic western violence with macabre humor and terrifying suspense, "The Devil's Rejects" is a shocking portrait of outlaw justice and the soundtrack album is as twisted and fascinating as the film itself — bringing together '70s rock classics, tracks from long-forgotten rocker TERRY REID, country and blues gems, and a rarity from BANJO & SULLIVAN, the country duo who disappeared following a grisly murder committed by killers depicted in the film. Lions Gate Films will release the film on July 22, 2005 nationwide.
Presented as a DualDisc (one side CD, other side DVD), a first-ever for soundtracks, "The Devil's Rejects" (Hip-O/UMG Soundtracks/UMe) is available in explicit and edited versions. The DVD side includes a 20-minute "Making Of The Devil's Rejects" feature, trailers, a photo gallery and the album in High Resolution Stereo (DVD-Audio players) and Dolby Digital Stereo (standard DVD players). Dialogue snippets and two vintage BANJO & SULLIVAN radio ads are interspersed on the CD album side.
The rock classics are 1970's "Midnight Rider" from THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND; "Shambala", the gold Top 5 pop smash from THREE DOG NIGHT; "Fooled Around And Fell In Love", ELVIN BISHOP's gold Top 5 from 1976; "Funk #49", THE JAMES GANG's 1970 fave; the Top 40 "Rocky Mountain Way" from JOE WALSH's 1973 post-JAMES GANG solo debut; "Rock On", the 1973 Top 5 from cult pop star DAVID ESSEX, and "Free Bird", LYNYRD SKYNYRD's 1973 cut that is one of the most requested in album rock radio history.
Reid is heard with "Brave Awakening", "To Be Treated Rite" and the title track from his Graham Nash-produced 1976 album "Seed of Memory". The singer-songwriter-guitarist is legendary for rejecting the lead singer gig for the band that became LED ZEPPELIN, as he later did an offer from DEEP PURPLE. He opened for the ROLLING STONES on their 1969 U.S. tour but at age 20 his career stalled, and he has hardly recorded since the '70s.
Chicago bluesman OTIS RUSH contributes his 1956 R&B Top 10 "I Can't Quit You Baby". From country are KITTY WELLS' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", a 1952 country #1; BUCK OWENS' 1966 honky tonk hymn "Satan's Got To Get Along With Me", and BANJO & SULLIVAN ("I'm Home Getting Hammered (While She's Out Getting Nailed)").