What’s That Song? Special BEACH BUM Edition
We haven’t offered up an installment of “What’s That Song?” lately, but we’re making up for lost time with this one, which revolves around Harmony Korine’s new film, The Beach Bum.
You probably know Korine best for his 2013 film Spring Breakers, but prior to breaking into mainstream Hollywood, he wrote the screenplay for Larry Clark’s 1995 film Kids and subsequently directed the indie films Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Ken Park, Mister Lonely, and Trash Humpers. It’s been six years since Spring Breakers, but The Beach Bum finds Korine returning to the big screen in a big way, delivering a film that stars Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Martin Lawrence and Jonah Hill.
Oh, and lest we forget to mention it, the soundtrack ain’t too shabby, either!
Between the trailer of the film, which we’ve embedded below, and the soundtrack to the film, you’ve got some pretty big names from the Rhino catalog, but as it happens, there’s also an impressive recording artist in the cast of the film…and we’re not even talking about Snoop Dogg!
Here’s the list of songs, and the accompanying playlist will provide you with an opportunity to either revisit these tunes or introduce you to them for the first time.
In the trailer:
- Tommy James and the Shondells, “Crimson and Clover” (1968):
On the soundtrack:
- Gordon Lightfoot, “Sundown” (1974):
- Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic” (1970):
In the cast:
- George Clinton with Prince, “We Can Funk” (1990):