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Choppertown: the Sinners Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD

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The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the award-winning documentary about renowned hot rod and motorcycle club The Sinners.
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1. Remember Me James Intveld
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2. We Gotta Boogie James Intveld
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3. One Sweet Letter James Intveld
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4. Stay The Whitewalls
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5. Hell's Kitchen The Whitewalls
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6. Hammer The Highway Murderers
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7. New Monia The Highway Murderers
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8. Want The Whitewalls
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9. I Woke Up Early on the Day I Died The Whitewalls
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10. A Sinner's Prayer James Intveld
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James Intveld:
Inductee to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, singer-songwriter, actor and director, James has been seen to crop up everywhere; lead guitarist for the Blasters, upright bassist for Dwight Yoakam, sought after backing vocalist (he added vocals to a Bob Dylan session), and top notch session musician. He has shared the stage the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Rosie Flores, Dale Watson, Brian Setzer, and Monte Warden, just to name a few. James continues to perform live all over the world, treating loyal fans to new songs and classic hits such as those from his acclaimed album Somewhere Down the Road.

The Whitewalls:
In the mid-nineties Kutty and his childhood buddy Tony formed the band to celebrate their love of custom cars, choppers, having fun and drinking booze. While playing their own brand of rock music, a seamless combination of Rockabilly and Punk, the band has seen plenty of personnel changes over the years. All are in agreement that this is the strongest group yet, with Tito, Dave and Dustin strengthening their unique sound; always pushing the band to grow artistically. Even as they grow into a headline band themselves, the guys are always glad to open for their friends and heroes including The Misfits, T.S.O.L., Agent Orange, Tiger Army, DI, Throw Rag, and Death By Stereo.

The Highway Murderers:
Credited with single-handedly rejuvenating the Santa Cruz punk rock scene, the Murderers started out playing exclusively at Jason Jessee's Automodown shop and now have a fanatical cult following.

As they like to say, "We're a simple less-evolved people. We like to play at bars and parties. It's not how good you are, it's how hard you are and we're just going as hard as we can."


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Jonathan Leigh

Choppertown is about a sense of brotherhood and camaraderie among a group of guy
As far back as 1998, Scott Di Lalla and Zach Coffman have been looking to finally break out in Hollywood and create a film that showed a deeper side of motorcycling culture. Choppertown: The Sinners succeeds on that level and beyond. Instead of a movie that tackles the intricacies of how to design and build a show bike, Choppertown is about a sense of brotherhood and camaraderie among a group of guys who call themselves The Sinners.

The movie revolves around Kutty Noteboom, an old school rebel (and son of legendary custom builder Jim 'Bones' Noteboom) looking to build a new ride out of whatever he can manage. Along his journey each member of The Sinners motorcycle club contributes to the build in someway, while the audience comes to learn exactly what it means to spend hour after hour locked away in an oily garage working on machinery with good friends. Through impressive editing and documentary narrative, Di Lalla and Coffman craft a rich and entertaining story. Following the gang around to bars, shops and while they’re cruising, it becomes crystal clear why such a large group can stay so tight; as Kutty himself explains, he has three families - his own, his band and The Sinners. Although, that’s not to say that the film is all about the people. There is plenty of build action to be found too. From bare frame to the final product, each piece added to the bike adds to its distinct personality and shape. Just because a bike doesn’t cost a quarter million dollars, doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. By the time the bike roars to life, the audience is left with a feeling of satisfaction that the job was well done and the friendships worthwhile.

Already touring around on the festival circuit, Choppertown: The Sinners has recently won the Best Documentary prize at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival, an Official Selection at the Westwood International Film Festival, an Official Selection at the Pacific Palisades Film Festival and no doubt has many more accolades on the horizon. Scott Di Lalla and Zach Coffman have a white hot future ahead of them in the film industry. Any fan of custom motorcycles, documentaries or anyone who always wanted to explain to their loved ones exactly what it means to be a gear-head owes it to themselves to check out the movie.

KJ Doughton

For a lot of folks out there, “Choppertown: the Sinners” will come across as a d
Feeling bloated from the over-produced, fatty film frostings slathered over “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Aeon Flux”? Then take a spin with the boys from “Choppertown: The Sinners.” Not only is their film refreshingly bare bones and low in empty cinematic calories – it’s also an amazingly intimate ride into a subculture that few people truly understand.

“Choppertown” transports us to an industrial, Californian landscape of warehouses, barbed-wire fences, and railroad tracks. Welding sparks spot the drab surroundings with electric blue and gold. This is the no-frills domain of the Sinners, a hardcore motorcycle club where garage-inhabiting bikers wield wrenches and blowtorches to fuse metal on metal.

Their mission? To fabricate the ultimate bikes from various scraps and pieces that fate kicks their way.

We observe several tough-looking men – most sporting black t-shirts and tattoos – salivating over a newly acquired bike frame. To the average layman, this twisted hunk of weathered metal wouldn’t merit cause for celebration. But to Rico, wearing the untamed beard of an Amish man, it’s a major find. “Somebody made this with an idea,” he explains admiringly. “Some cool guy handcrafted it. Then the motorcycle gods sent it to us.”

“Choppertown” chronicles how Rico and his associates – including Kutty, whom the current bike is being built for - fabricate these divine offerings into unique, customized two-wheelers. “They’re basic, old-school bikes with a new flare to it,” describes one Sinner member. But the film also conveys the spirit of brotherhood that bonds these kick-starting clubs.

Convinced that bikers are reckless, property-damaging thugs? Then explain the affectionate perspective of a Sinner bike-builder as he caresses a worn-out leather seat. “All of these parts have character and soul on their own,” he exclaims like an art-shop guide describing Rembrandt masterworks. “Parts come flying in together. Every piece has its own life and history. It’s karma. Put it all together, and that’s a lot of positive energy.”

Certain that motorcycle club members are antisocial miscreants? Then observe the tight-knit, almost communal way in which each member selflessly lends his talents to the betterment of fellow Sinners. One guy’s a barber – he shaves Rico for free. Hot rod shop proprietor Jimmy provides pipes for Kutty’s half-assembled bike, while Cole installs its gas tank. These guys are the ultimate good neighbors to one another.

The more predictable, macho tendencies of these men are not overlooked. They cram case after case of beer into a crowded garage refrigerator, shred guitars in bands like Whitewall and The Highway Murderers, and slam each other in rock club mosh pits. But they also hug each other with genuine emotion, providing a fraternal support group. For many Sinners, this unconditional bond has eluded them during pre-club days (references are made to broken homes, absent parents, and histories of “going through shit”).

With “Choppertown,” Directors Zack Coffman and Scott Di Lalla allow us access to a brotherhood both feared and loathed by many. They suggest that perhaps in this cold, cynical age of yuppie detachment, cutthroat backstabbing, and latchkey kids, perhaps the Sinners and their ilk are more genuine than the masses that cringe at their rumbling machines and leather vests. Beyond all the bulging biceps and beer guts, these guys ultimately appear as reliable pillars of strength for one another.

For a lot of folks out there, “Choppertown: the Sinners” will come across as a damn fine place to be.