As you likely know, we had to delay the theatrical release of “Sammy-Gate” until next year.
However, though you may not be able to see the film yet, we are releasing a vinyl edition of the soundtrack to tide you over. We only pressed a couple hundred copies so this should be of interest to your audiophile friends.
You can purchase the album here.
And we can cut an album trailer too!
Below is the official press release…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thee J.X. Williams Archive
c/o Edward Bernays
Berlin – November 10, 2020 — Boutique label ƒa r ∂ e l™ presents a very special edition of unreleased soundtrack recordings from Noel Lawrence’s cult film “Sammy-Gate,” a dark political satire about how Sammy Davis, Jr. caused Watergate.
Available on vinyl for the first time, “Sammy-Gate” provides a stupefying dose of aural psychedelia that will plunge the listener into the polyester heart of darkness that is Sammy Davis, Jr. circa 1972…
The soundtrack includes original compositions from Kirpatrick Thomas (SPINDRIFT), Eric D. Clark (Whirlpool Productions), and Brennan Johns (Bootsy Collins’ Horn Ensemble).
Though its foot remains heavy on the wah-wah pedal, the tracks cover a staggering range of styles and genres, including psych-rock, lounge jazz, blues, classical, and analog synth.
To sustain the sonic madness at a fever pitch, the album also features a rogues’ gallery of guest collaborators:
- Angie Reed (Barbara Brockhaus)
- Dmitri Brill (Deee-Lite)
- Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys)
- Philip Proctor (Firesign Theatre)
- Jason Simon (Dead Meadow)
- Bobby Bones (The Silver Chords)
- Joe Zabielski (drums and percussion, Spindrift)
- Richard Beatty (as Sammy Davis, Jr. in “Sammy-Gate”)
- Darius James (noted author and screenwriter of “Sammy-Gate”)
- Noel Lawrence (J.X. Williams, director of “Sammy-Gate”)
Conceived, written, and recorded over a period of eight years in Los Angeles, Berlin and Faijal in the Azores Islands, the soundtrack for “Sammy-Gate” is a consummate labor of love and the ultimate collectible for both the cinephile and the audiophile.
Copies are available for pre-order at: https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/232621/va-sammy-gate-original-soundtrack
Equal parts Dr. Strangelove, Putney Swope, and Network, Sammy-Gate takes you on a psychedelic trip into the 1970s polyester heart of darkness. On a USO tour of Vietnam, Sammy Davis Jr. stumbles upon a CIA-sponsored plot to smuggle heroin into the United States. Through comic ineptitude mixed with noble intentions, Davis triggers a chain of bizarre missteps by the FBI, the Mafia, and the Nixon Administration that result in the Watergate scandal.
For more information about the film, visit www.SammyGate.com
About ƒa r ∂ e l™
The label baby of Alex Aikiu and Eric D. Clark:
Started in 2020, the platform offers alternatives to conventional release strategies for artists that have an inclination to doing things on their own plus in their own way…
Initially starting as an outlet for affiliations directly linked to their own productions; it has developed into a hub for Artists wishing to understand how “the industry” works; providing advice coupled with solutions; along with an expertise the two founders have garnered from decades in the professional worlds of Fashion & Music (respectively) plus an understanding of creative fruition through all mediums!