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Local band’s music to be featured in film

By Matt Wastradowski
Published: October 11, 2010, 12:00am

Clinton Johnson Band made a name for itself in 2009 when one of the group’s songs appeared in a straight-to-DVD film.

More than a year later, clips from 10 songs by the country rock duo — made up of Vince Johnson and Danny Clinton — are slated to appear in the exploitation film “Nude Nuns With Big Guns.” The movie recently won the award for Best Exploitation Film at the Arizona Underground Film Festival.

About six months ago, Johnson, who lives in Hockinson, talked to a music supervisor who was seeking music to be used in the R-rated film.

“They initially wanted to use two songs,” Johnson, 48, said. But about a month ago, he found out that the film’s producers wanted to use clips of 10 of the duo’s songs.

One of those tracks is “When Every Car Behind Me is a Cop,” which was also used in the 2009 film “Bundy: An American Icon.”

The film inclusion is another development in a busy year for the band.

The Clinton Johnson Band released its debut album, “Behold a Pale Heart,” in February and is working on a follow-up, currently slated for an early 2011 release.

But in the meantime, Johnson is thrilled to hear the group’s music on the big screen.

“Hopefully it’s the next step,” he said. “If the movie’s successful, that opens a lot of doors.”

Fans wanting to hear more of the band’s sound can do so at http://www.myspace.com/theclintonjohnsonband.