Thursday, June 2, 2011

26 Soundtracks: The American Astronaut

The American Astronaut Original Soundtrack

The American Astronaut has to be one of the strangest, weirdest, most odd ball musicals ever committed to film. It’s a low budget Sci Fi Western with a dance contest where all the contestants are men, a. boy whose single claim to fame is that he once saw a woman’s breast, and a planet of women who need a new man. It’ s the kind of project that would only come from the mind of a equally odd ball band, The Billy Nayer Show.

Of course if you are a band making a film, you better have a killer soundtrack, and The American Astronaut Original Soundtrack delivers… for the most part. It’s filled with an assortment of tunes in various styles. There is the majistic instro Ceres Walk, the slightly funky title track and my favorite the rocking Love Smiles. While the styles of the tunes vary there is an underlying element of both rock and country in them, they are the all too rare combination of odd ball and accessible and I dig them, and hope that the cult of the Billy Nayer Show (and of their films) grow over the years.

Track List:

The American Astronaut


Ceres Walk


Hey Boy

Love Smiles

Death Of A Pirate


Ship Alarm

Jupiter Arena


The Baby In The Jar

Death Of Vilensky


Like Nothing Ever Heard

The Silver Miners' Tale


Venus Landing


Girl With The Vagina Made Of Glass

The Cloning Device

You can find all things American Astronaut and Billy Nayer Show on the net HERE.

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