For 30 years, composer Cliff Martinez has helped reshape the parameters and possibilities of what movie music means, with scores for iconic indie films as well as big budget Hollywood fare. But his journey began well before he put his sonic stamp on the screen. From the parochial Midwest to the dark heart of the LA punk scene, to stints playing and working with Captain Beefheart, George Clinton and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Martinez's journey has been a labyrinthine one. In this this special byNWR podcast he looks back on his musical and personal odyssey.

Dickies, 1990.
Magic Band (sans Captain Beefheart), 1981.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1984.
Weirdos, 1980.
Cliff Martinez, (almost) present day.