Season 3 (Music from the Showtime Series Californication)
Soundtrack · 2009
Showtime's third season of misadventures from David Duchovny’s sex-obsessed, lovably dysfunctional Hollywood writer Hank Moody is blessed by an eclectic soundtrack whose dizzying lineup is often as loopy and delightfully surprising as the show’s plot twists. The opening salvo of Rob Zombie’s "P***y Liquor" and "Bitch, I Love You" by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears immediately underscores the show’s off-kilter eroticism with tongue firmly in cheek, the perfect counterpoint to more quietly introspective fare like Jimmy LaFave’s "Not Dark Yet," the weary "Lord" by Sleepy Sun and Blind Pilot’s "3 Rounds and a Sound." Danielle Duval’s down-tempo reinvention of Grease’s "You’re the One That I Want" offers up the first of the collection’s several oddball covers — see also Widespread Panic’s sprawling, live jam of Warren Zevon’s "Werewolves of London," a surprisingly restrained "Carmelita" from G.G. Allin & The Criminal Quartet and Damhnait Doyle turning Cheap Trick’s evergreen "I Want You to Want Me" into quasi child’s lullaby.