Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, eh?
By Fred Mills
Showtime program Weeds gets a
digital-only tribute release next week. June 17 brings Little Boxes Dimebag
#1 and it’s to feature the diverse likes of Rise Against, Engelbert
Humperdinck, Randy Newman and others performing the hit show’s now-retired
theme song “Little Boxes.” There will be more “Dimebag” collections set
for monthly releases beginning in July.
“Jenji Kohan [Creator and Executive Producer of the show] and I both grew
up with the song and she played it over and over while writing the pilot,”
said music supervisor Christopher Noxon, in a press release. “We were absolutely thrilled when such an amazing
array of artists came forward with their own distinct, individual
interpretations of a song about conformity. There was never any question that
it would be the perfect theme.”
About the song’s retirement, Noxon added, “With Nancy moving out of
Agrestic and out of her ‘little box,’ it just didn’t make sense to stick with
‘Little Boxes.’ We tried to make it work, but in in the end I think it’s a
credit to the producers that they recognized that the show, like Nancy, has moved up and
season four of Weeds arriving June
16, expect the official soundtrack to season three to hit stores on July 8.
Among the artists: Kevin Nealon, Beirut,
Oh No! Oh My!, Illinois,
The Dresden Dolls, Ween, Page France, That 1 Guy and others.
01. Randy Newman
02. Angelique Kidjo
03. Maestro Charlie Barnett
04. Aidan Hawken
06. Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
07. Englebert Humperdinck
08. Peggy Honeywell
10. Rise Against