Hi all, this week we have a super fun one: have you ever heard of "Industrial Musicals"? Imagine if every year, for the latest iPhone reveal, Apple staged a full-scale Broadway Musical about their newest features and earnings potential. Sounds absurd right? Well, it's not far from what used to happen in the 50's, 60's and 70's for corporations like Ford, Whirlpool, and American Standard Plumbing - as documented in the hilarious and heartwarming documentary BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY. Check out the trailer below.
Basically, former Letterman writer Steve Young fell down a rabbit-hole after he discovered this strange musical sub-genre while crate digging through used vinyl. That obsession led to this film, and that film led to this incredible collection of songs that have been unearthed that have to be heard to believed. And we are honored to be releasing this soundtrack on 2XLP vinyl this week as our new release. The soundtrack is streaming on all platforms if you want a taste, but if you need a deeper dive we also interviewed the team behind the film for the latest episode of our podcast!
You can listen to an interview between our Creative Director of Music Mo Shafeek and the film's director Dava Whisenant and the film's subject and expert in the field of Industrial musicals Steve Young on our Podcast feed below.
As usual, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at NOON (CT) via mondoshop.com.
NEW THIS WEEK
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Featuring over two dozen vintage industrial show-tunes. Original score by Anthony DiLorenzo. Plus three original songs written for the film. Liner notes by Director Dava Whisenant, composer Anthony DiLorenzo and expert Steve Young. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $35
Mondo and Back Lot Music are proud to present the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary: BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY.
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY is the hilarious, touching story of former Letterman writer and record collector Steve Young, whose discovery of the bizarre world of corporate musicals leads him on an unexpected journey as he tracks down the creators and performers of these secret industrial extravaganzas.
This album is contains complete versions of over two dozen vintage industrial show-tunes, with selections from Anthony DiLorenzo's original orchestral score, plus three original songs written for the film.
Featuring detailed liner notes by film subject and industrial musical expert Steve Young, and pressed on 180 Gram Red and Blue vinyl (also available on 2X 180 Gram Black Vinyl).
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Once More With Feeling - Original Cast Recording LP. Artwork by Paul Mann. Includes "Slaybill" with lyrics and liner notes by series creator Joss Whedon. Pressed on 180 Gram Red vinyl. $25
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Jonathan Kirkscey. Featuring Original Songs by Fred Rogers. Pressed on 180 Gram Red vinyl. Limited to 500 copies. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships Worldwide. $25