Thursday, May 15, 2014

You Don't Fuck Around With The Infinite-Mean Streets 1973

Harvey Keitel as Charlie praying in St. Patrick's Cathedral
Here, painstakingly assembled for your listening pleasure, is the full soundtrack to Mean Streets- one of the greatest American films ever made and the best movie about growing up Catholic in America, a country made for Protestants.  Come to think of it, it's also the movie that best captures the energy and spirit of Rock n' Roll and all its crazy contradictions and bittersweet epiphanies. Nothing existed like this film in mainstream cinema in 1973, but over the years so many of its stylistic moves and innovations have been incorporated, usually to less startling effect, into mainstream cinema that a viewer coming to it without context may not realize just how fresh and groundbreaking the film was upon release.  It literally crackles with unbridled energy- hence the rock n' roll. Enjoy!  It's got so much heart it hurts. Track listing and a few favorite scenes below.


1. Be My Baby- The Ronettes
2. Tell Me- The Rolling Stones
3. I Looked Away- Derek and the Dominoes
4. Jumping Jack Flash- The Rolling Stones
5. Deserie- The Charts
6. Munasterio E Santa-Chiara- Giuseppe Di Stefano
7. I Met Him On A Sunday- The Shirelles
8. Florence- The Paragons
9. Those Oldies But Goodies- Little Caesar & The Romans
10. Please Mr. Postman- The Marvelettes
11. Mala Remmena- Jimmy Roselli
12. Maruzzella- Renato Carosone
13. Addio, Sogni Di Gloria- Giuseppe Di Stefano
14. You- The Aquatones
15. The Shoop Shoop Song- Betty Everett
16. I Love You So- The Chantels
17. Ship of Love- The Nutmegs
18. Rubber Biscuit- The Chips
19. Pledging My Love- Johnny Ace
20. Ritmo Sabroso- Ray Baretta
21. Scapricciatiello- Renato Carosone
22. Mickey's Monkey- Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
23. Steppin' Out- John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers


  1. Such a great movie and soundtrack, thanks for the compilation!

  2. Glad you like it, thanks for leaving a note

  3. Awesome, thank you. Just rewatched it and wanted all of that audial goodness