Rejoice, wallflowers everywhere! (No, no - sit down, Jakob Dylan. Not your "One Headlight" gang.) Your favorite novel about "Rocky Horror Picture Show" zines and the general, wonderful weirdness of being a teenager is now a motion picture. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," the beloved coming-of-age book by Stephen Chbosky, is coming to life on the silver screen September 21st.
Purists, don't fret - unlike many a lit classic gone Hollywood, this interpretation lies squarely in the hands of its creator, as Chbosky wrote the script and directed. Not only that, but he curated the ace soundtrack. It might not perfectly mirror the mixed tape our hero Charlie received (where are the Pumpkins or Moody Blues?), but the interspersing of David Bowie with Sonic Youth and Galaxie 500 will whet alterna-rock appetites.
Tracklisting for The Perks of Being a Wallflower soundtrack is below. The album's out September 18 on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic.
The Samples – Could It Be Another Change Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen Galaxie 500 – Tugboat New Order – Temptation The Innocence Mission – Evensong The Smiths – Asleep Cracker – Low Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot XTC – Dear God Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops Michael Brook – Charlie’s Last Letter David Bowie – Heroes