Brendan was briefly signed to Virgin records
in the late 1990s. The director claims that
his album, "One Mississippi," is one of the greatest
undiscovered pop albums he's ever heard.
Judge for yourself by listening to the following tracks.
A true jazz great.
THE BIG SHOTS
The director discovered this band when they were playing
a party. Johnny Fabulous and his swing band wrote this song
about a boxer, but in Baggage, it relates to
Martin's character and is probably the most important
cue in the film. It replaced the song, Smoke Gets
In Your Eyes which would have cost more than
$20,000.00 to license.
Up Off the Canvas
Talk about piano with soul. Check out these tracks.
Don't be fooled by the name. These guys are one of the L.A's top
local bands. The director shot their music video for the song,
Birdcage, but this song in Baggage is a hidden track
(#18) on their hit album, Post Minstrel Syndrome.
Club Girl Terrain
This undiscovered rapper is similar in style to the Beastie Boys,
Eminem, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The director has
a very close personal relationship with this artist.
This artist sings for sold out shows in the Eastern part of
the United States. His music video was on MTV, and he's appeared
on David Letterman. The director met him back in 1994 and fell
in love with the song on his demo called, Here I Am.
Three years later, he asked if he could use it as the title
song in the film. While Josh and his band had been making albums
and playing out for years, they never professionally recorded
that song. The director flew him out to LA in 1999 and had the
song recorded specifically for the film.
Here I Am
The score for Baggage was written and performed by Gary
Boren. For more information on Gary, visit his website.
THE PRODUCERS OF BAGGAGE WOULD PERSONALLY LIKE
TO THANK EACH ONE OF THESE ARTISTS FOR
THEIR PATIENCE IN WAITING FOR THE FILM'S RELEASE.