The soundtrack to Alex Cox’s 1984 feature Repo Man almost has as large a cult following as the movie itself. It was a record that mixed up punk both old and new, with tracks from Black Flag, the Circle Jerks and Suicidal Tendencies vying for space with Iggy Pop. Cox recently gave an interview to the Quietus on the feature, and the heightened interest in the film has now produced a tribute album to the soundtrack.
Among those contributing covers of the original songs are Frank Black (here reverting back to his Black Francis guise) as well as Mike Watt, Matthew Sweet and Those Darlins among others. There’s a wait until the tribute record is released—it’s currently penciled in for a Sept. 18 release date, and a few of the artists included are TBA—but pre-orders with lavish packaging are being taken now over at the American Laundromat site. [via Slicing Up Eyeballs]
A Tribute to Repo Man track listing: