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The American Astronaut Soundtrack

The Billy Nayer Show

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What style! What class!

This fantastic album is the soundtrack for Cory McAbee's 2001 film THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT. The movie is a musical space western (which is exactly what it sounds like), but the characters don't sing about what's happening to them or what's going on in the scene--the songs instead provide the moods of the characters and scenes.

Consequently this album is weird and clever and extraordinarily catchy without sounding at all like a conventional musical soundtrack.

Wonderful film...

I've been firing up the movie to listen to the music almost every day for a year. Come for the movie - stay for the music.

One of those rare finds

Once in a while you run across an album that you've never heard of before, but it is so good that you keep on playing it over and over. You also find yourself annoying your friends by pressuring them to listen to it.
Well, this is one of those albums. And it all makes more sense once you watch the movie that these songs are written for. Watch the movie then buy the album; you won't regret it.


Formed: 1992

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The San Francisco-born, New York-based Billy Nayer Show formed in 1992 with singer/songwriter/electric autoharpist Cory McAbee, drummer Bobby Lurie, guitarist Yuri Gragonovitch, and bass player Lee Vilensky. Their first gig was opening for the Circle Jerks, where they found themselves covered in human phlegm (not their own) as the PA system caught on fire. They released their self-titled debut album in 1994, which was followed by The Ketchup & Mustard Man (also 1994), a stream-of-consciousness-type...
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