Strange Weirdos

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Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the film Knocked Up
Soundtrack album by Loudon Wainwright III
Released May 22, 2007
Recorded by Ryan Freeland at The Garfield House, South Pasadena, California, U.S.A., except track 3 - by S. Husky Höskulds at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, mixed by R.Freeland
Genre Contemporary folk, folk-rock, americana
Length 48:17
Label Concord
Producer Joe Henry, Loudon Wainwright III
Loudon Wainwright III chronology
Here Come the Choppers
(2005)
Strange Weirdos
(2007)
Recovery
(2008)

Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up is the official soundtrack album to the 2007 Judd Apatow film Knocked Up, and the eighteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, released on May 22, 2007 on Concord Records.[1] The album was co-produced by Joe Henry and Wainwright. Guests featured on the album include multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, Van Dyke Parks, bassist David Pilch, Richard Thompson and Patrick Warren.

In 2007 Strange Weirdos reached peak positions of number 32 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and number 22 on the Top Soundtracks chart. The album re-entered the Top Soundtracks chart in 2009, reaching a peak position of number 15.

Development[edit]

Strange Weirdos served as the soundtrack to Judd Apatow's 2007 film Knocked Up and a studio album for Wainwright, who played a gynecologist in the film.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Music Box 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (B+) link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Wainwright unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Grey in L.A." – 3:15
  2. "You Can't Fail Me Now" (Joe Henry, Wainwright) – 3:45
  3. "Daughter" (Peter Blegvad) – 3:33
  4. "Ypsilanti" (Henry) – 1:52
  5. "So Much to Do" (Henry, Wainwright) – 3:26
  6. "Valley Morning" – 3:44
  7. "X or Y" – 2:54
  8. "Final Frontier" – 3:47
  9. "Feel So Good" (Mose Allison) – 2:03
  10. "Lullaby" – 3:12
  11. "Naomi" (Henry) – 4:04
  12. "Doin' the Math" – 5:32
  13. "Strange Weirdos" – 4:07
  14. "Passion Play" – 2:54

Track listing adapted from Allmusic.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

In 2007 Strange Weirdos reached peak positions of number 32 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and number 22 on the Top Soundtracks chart.[3] The album reached number 15 on the Top Soundtracks chart in 2009.[4]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Top Heatseekers 32
U.S. Top Soundtracks 22
Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Top Soundtracks 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Denselow, Robin (June 7, 2007). "Loudon Wainwright III, Strange Weirdos". The Guardian (London, United Kingdom: Guardian Media Group). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up – Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Strange Weirdos: Music from and...". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved February 23, 2012. 

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