Tom Rothrock

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Tom Rothrock is an international music producer, composer and musician. Tom Rothrock has worked with James Blunt, Foo Fighters, Moby, Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, R. L. Burnside, Athlete, Sloan, Gwen Stefani, Motorhead, Elbow, Stevie Nicks, Poison, Elliott Smith, Richard Thompson (musician). Rothrock has also composed or contributed to soundtracks for notable motion pictures such as About A Boy, Good Will Hunting, Collateral (film) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. James Blunt's debut, Back to Bedlam, has been noted as the "decades best selling album" (2000's). The album also entered the Guinness Book of World Records, with most albums sold in a year in the UK, when it sold 2,368,000 copies in 2005.

Rothrock started Bong Load Custom Records in the early 1990s enlisting former Record Plant Recording Studios co-workers, Bradshaw Lambert and Rob Schnapf. Bong Load Records is notable for developing and releasing Beck's "Loser" single which became the first number one, non-major label single since FM radio became mainstream. Together Rothrock, Schnapf, Beck, and Karl Stephenson recorded Mellow Gold, Beck's critically acclaimed major label debut.

In film, Rothrock produced the original songs for the About A Boy soundtrack and score with Badly Drawn Boy. He composed music for the film Collateral directed by Michael Mann and is credited on the song "Goofy Goober Rock" on the The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie soundtrack. His recording of R. L. Burnside's "It's Bad You Know" was included on The Sopranos original television soundtrack release.

During 2013 Rothrock returned to collaborate with James Blunt on the album, Moon Landing. Working primarily at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California the resulting release was generally well received among music critics and considered a comeback for Blunt.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Collateral Various Artists 4 1
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie SpongeBob SquarePants 1

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