As a real-life member of the Zissou Society, and the proprietor of an arm brandishing a Zissou face tattoo, I am going next-level bonkers over American Laundromat Records'
forthcoming Wes Anderson tribute album, I Saved Latin!
. The collection pays homage to the truly exceptional soundtracks featured on seven of the director's films. It's unclear why Moonrise Kingdom
was left off the list, as a Telekinesis cover of Hank Williams' "Ramblin' Man" coulda' done the body good, however, I'm still stoked for this massive pack of classic covers.
The tracklist is obviously very Rushmore
heavy, and could also use a bit more Zissou
action, but now I'm just getting picky. Even with my few gripes, I'll still be nabbing this next spring even if it's just to add to my patch and t-shirt memorabilia collection. But just in case the dudes at American Laundromat are reading, here are a few missing tracks they missed.
David Bowie "Queen Bitch"
*Pardon the French
DEVO - "Gut Feeling"
BLACK FRANCIS - "SEVEN AND SEVEN IS" (Love)
SARA LOV - "ALONE AGAIN OR" (Love)
ELK CITY - "PLAY WITH FIRE" (The Rolling Stones)
ESCONDIDO - "STRANGERS" (The Kinks)
TELEKINESIS - "THIS TIME TOMORROW" (The Kinks)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
FREELANCE WHALES - "LET HER DANCE" (The Bobby Fuller Four)
MIKE WATT and THE SECONDMEN - "STREET FIGHTING MAN" (The Rolling Stones)
GENERATIONALS - "MAKING TIME" (Creation)
JOY ZIPPER - "OOH LA LA" (The Faces)
SOLVENTS - "NOTHING IN THIS WORLD CAN STOP ME WORRIN' BOUT THAT GIRL" (The Kinks)
SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN - "MARGARET YANG'S THEME" (Mark Mothersbaugh)
TEA COZIES - "HERE COMES MY BABY" (Cat Stevens)
THE GHOST IN YOU - "OH YOKO!" (John Lennon)
TOMO NAKAYAMA (FEAT. JESSE SYKES) - "I AM WAITING" (The Rolling Stones)
WILLIAM FITZSIMMONS - "THE WIND" (Cat Stevens)
JULIANA HATFIELD - "NEEDLE IN THE HAY" (Elliott Smith)
KRISTIN HERSH - "FLY" (Nick Drake)
MATT POND - "THESE DAYS" (Nico)
TELE NOVELLA - "STEPHANIE SAYS" (The Velvet Underground)
TRESPASSERS WILLIAM - "FAIREST OF THE SEASONS" (Nico)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
PHOX - "THE WAY I FEEL INSIDE" (The Zombies)
SANTAH - "FIVE YEARS" (David Bowie)
TOMTEN - "30 CENTURY MAN" (Scott Walker)
You can pre-order any of the six bundles over at American Laundromat Records