New 'Brady Bunch' Parody Recreates '70s Music

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — X-Play has scored an original soundtrack for its new "Not the Bradys XXX" to match the DVD's '70s feel. The video is a parody of the successful sitcom that ran on ABC from 1969-1974 and led to several spinoff TV shows and two theatrical movies.

The challenge for "Not the Bradys XXX" composer and co-producer Jeff Mullen was to recreate authentic sounding '70s songs, capturing the essence of the music without copying it.

"I don't do music full-time, but it's still my hobby," Mullen told XBIZ. "The hardest part is getting the instrumentation right for the '70s. Guitar tones were different. We had to find some tube amplifiers, and patch the sound of old Farfisa organs into our keyboards to give it that campy sound.

"The funny thing is, that music was never really hip. I think the old-school union musicians thought they were being hip, but the music was made for a middle-of-the-road audience. It's Frank DeVol being hip."

Mullen recorded the music in Los Angeles, and final mixes of each track were done in Toronto by a mainstream pop music producer who is credited as Rock Hardson.

“Rock is a good friend of mine and has produced many songs that people would be able to sing along with on the radio. He did this as a favor to me — and because he’s a porn lover from way back,” Mullen said. “It wouldn’t have been fair to simply select library tracks and slap them in there. It would have been easier but we wanted this movie to be special so we spent the time and money to get the job done right."

A promotional website will go online Sept. 1, and there is currently a My Space page where fans can sign up for email updates.

"Not the Bradys XXX" features Hillary Scott, Aurora Snow, Leah Luv, Alana Evans, Paulina James, Veronique Vega, Jasmine Byrne, Lynn LeMay and Ron Jeremy. The X-Play/LFP Video release was directed by Will Ryder. Street date is Sept. 18.

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