In preparation for a podcast that may get recorded later tonight, I went through my short stack of Soundtracks I have collected in my lifetime.
I'm not really sure what to think of my Soundtrack collection. They don't represent my tastes in music or film correctly. I'm pretty sure I purchased most of them in my teens or early 20's, a time in my life where I wanted to collect compilations of musical artists for films that were marketed at my demographic.
I spent a lot of time thinking about what my favorite Soundtracks were... the list was pretty short.
- Purple Rain
- Pretty in Pink
- The Crow
*Note: Rushmore would have cracked the top 5, but my favorite song - I Am Waiting - was not released on the Soundtrack. It was only in the movie.... It's my favorite Rolling Stone song too.
Soundtracks have come a long way in my lifetime... they kinda went from a collection of decent songs (example: Animal House/Teen Wolf) - into a becoming a compilation of tracks by artists that you really wanted to own. (example: Lost Boys/Pretty in Pink)
Every now and again - you sorta pair up an incredible movie with a great director who hand picks a collection of incredible artists and songs: example - Singles.
I ended up selecting the Crow today because I haven't thought about the movie or soundtrack in a long time... If you're unfamiliar with the movie, I want to highly recommend it.
It's about a musician (Eric Draven) who is murdered alongside his girlfriend on Devils Night (October 30th) by a ruthless street gang. A year later, he rises from the dead and is right the wrong committed onto him and his girlfriend. A pet "crow" helps him straddle between the afterlife and um... real life? The film is based on a comic book, where the central character is based off of Iggy Pop. In the movie, the son of Bruce Lee (Brandon Lee) plays Eric Draven but he died during the filming of the movie.
The soundtrack is pretty awesome too. I haven't listened to it in years but I could picture every scene when I heard the song playback over my earphones today.
- The Cure – Burn
- Nine Inch Nails – Dead Souls
- Rage Against The Machine – Darkness
- Violent Femmes – Color Me Once
Artists: Various Artists
Album: Original Motion Soundtrack - The Crow