The film is notable for its scenic film locations across the American Southwest and its social commentary on the post-Woodstock mood in the United States.
Sarafian wanted to score the majority of the film from an album called Motel Shot by Delaney, Bonnie & Friends. Lionel Newman, head of Fox's music department at the time, denied Sarafian's request because the studio did not want to spend a substantial amount of money obtaining rights to the tracks. The director then suggested that musician Randy Newman score the film, but Fox refused this request as well. After watching the film, musical supervisor Jimmy Bowen wrote three original songs. Delaney, Bonnie & Friends ended up performing a musical number in the film.
A soundtrack of the film was released in the United States by Amos Records. The original vinyl album is long out of print. There have been reissues of the soundtrack compact disc in the United States by various record companies, including A&M, and in Europe by Amos Records.
|1.||"Super Soul Theme" (The J.B. Pickers)||Jimmy Bowen||1:50|
|2.||"The Girl Done Got It Together" (Bobby Doyle)||Mike Settle||2:47|
|3.||"Where Do We Go From Here?" (Jimmy Walker)||Mike Settle||2:53|
|4.||"Welcome to Nevada" (Jerry Reed)||Barnhill, Lanier||1:52|
|5.||"Dear Jesus God" (Bob Segarini and Randy Bishop)||Segarini, Bishop||3:57|
|6.||"Runaway Country" (Doug Dillard Expedition)||Doug Dillard, Byron Berline||4:09|
|7.||"You Got to Believe" (Delaney, Bonnie & Friends)||Delaney Bramlett||3:00|
|8.||"Love Theme" (Jimmy Bowen Orchestra)||Jimmy Bowen||2:40|
|9.||"So Tired" (Eve)||Creamer, Sliwin, Temmer||2:10|
|10.||"Freedom of Expression" (The J.B. Pickers)||Jimmy Bowen||5:48|
|11.||"Mississippi Queen" (Mountain)||West, Laing, Pappalardi, Rea||2:32|
|12.||"Sing Out for Jesus" (Big Mama Thornton)||Kim Carnes||1:47|
|13.||"Over Me" (Bob Segarini and Randy Bishop)||Bob Segarini, Randy Bishop||3:04|
|14.||"Nobody Knows" (Kim & Dave)||Mike Settle||2:22|
"Nobody Knows" is the first ever recording by Kim Carnes, credited on the soundtrack as "Kim & Dave" (with husband Dave Ellingson). Carnes also wrote the song performed by Big Mama Thornton. The pop music group Delaney, Bonnie & Friends had a small role as a Christian music band, which included singer Rita Coolidge and singer/songwriter David Gates at the piano. The baby held by one of the singers is Bekka Bramlett, who later replaced Stevie Nicks in Fleetwood Mac.