Saturday, January 26, 2013

Various - Dennis Hopper in "The American Dreamer" (Mediarts, 1971)

This is the soundtrack to The American Dreamer, a documentary about actor Dennis Hopper. The soundtrack is composed of acoustic tracks by various artists, and features two songs by one of The Byrds founding members Gene Clark. John Manning has two acoustic versions of songs off his album White Bear. The album captures the isolated, individualistic sentiments of the movie and of Hopper himself. This is a rare piece of American folk and I doubt it will ever be properly reissued, so get it here.