V/A feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Jon Spencer / Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Baby Driver (FILM, UK)

28 June 2017
Baby Driver feature film by Edgar Wright which includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion track Bellbottoms from the album Orange.

Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver also includes Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big BoiChase Me which is a track based on The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms.

On 12 March 2017 Edgar Wright posted a tweet that suggested Jon Spencer actually appeared in the film.

The film premièred at SXSW on 11 March 2017 but was not on general release until 11 August 2017* 28 June 2017.

*It was announced on 27 March 2017 that the film would be released early.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion were rumoured to be a part of the soundtrack in January 2015 but on 10 March 2017 AustinChronicle.com published a feature in which Edgar Wright discusses the film referenced the band a number of times:

“He’s been tinkering with the idea since 1994. That’s five years before his breakout success with subversive British sitcom Spaced, when “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion earwormed its way into his skull. The 19-year-old Wright kept it on constant repeat, “and I kept visualizing this car chase, and thinking, ‘This would be a great car chase song.’”

“So with his engine revving for the premiere, will “Bellbottoms,” the song that started it all, be part of the soundtrack? Wright won’t say whether, after 22 years, he managed to get it into the action. But, he slyly noted, “You won’t be disappointed with the amount of Jon Spencer.” – Austin Chronicle

Link: http://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-03-10/putting-the-pedal-to-the-metal/

“Wright explained that the 1994 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Orange was a big influence, specifically the song “Bellbottoms,” which he thought would make a great car chase song.” – The Daily Dot​

Link: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/edgar-wright-on-the-music-of-baby-driver-and-its-unexpected-influences/

“But Baby is different, Baby is unique, and Baby can’t drive unless he’s jacked into an iPod, which could be blaring anything from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion to The Damned to Barry White.” – Consequence of Sound​

Link: http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/sxsw-film-review-baby-driver/

“Early on, Wright establishes the rhythms governing Baby’s world, as he blasts The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” while accelerating through town.” – IndieWire​

Link: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/03/baby-driver-review-edgar-wright-ansel-elgort-jon-hamm-sxsw-2017-1201792735/

“In a likely nod to Robert Altman’s “Thieves Like Us,” during the first bank hit, Wright remains parked outside with the kid, listening to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” while the rest of the team (Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, and Eiza González) rob the joint.” – Variety​

Link: http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/baby-driver-review-edgar-wright-1202006730/

IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160/

Film Details:
August 2017
Starring: Lily James / Kevin Spacey / Jon Bernthal / Jon Hamm / Jamie Foxx
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright

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