Jen at My Skewed View
did it to me again.
I wasn't going to post this week.
In fact, I thought I might just slide by since I've started doing the every Wednesday gig at
Raised On Radio.
Then she hit me. Bam!!! Right between the eyes with a topic I couldn't refuse.
"Songs I May Have Never Have Heard If It Wasn't For This Movie (or Musical) Soundtrack"
At first, I thought, "What could I come up with that no one else will already have posted?"
I mean, I did work a thirteen hour day Monday. I got home, totally exhausted, ate dinner, went to Jen's site, and fell asleep thinking about the topic. Four and a half hours later I awaken, and think, "What the hell, let's give it a shot!"
I will shoot myself in the morning, but here goes nothing!
The first song that came to mind was from a movie ... which came from a television show. (Or, was it the other way around?) "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" brought us a sincere but haunting tune by David Lynch called, "The Pink Room", that completely set the mood for this adult scene from the film. I can't imagine the scene with any other music. Give it a shot and I think you'll agree. (**Again, Adult in nature. Nudity & Sexual Situations **)
One might even say, "Blistering and haunting, but entirely applicable."
Another hot scene filled with sounds that brought it to life came from a vampire movie entitled, "From Dusk Till Dawn." Now, put Quenton Tarentino, George Clooney, Salma Hayek, Harvey Keitel, Julliette Lewis, and several other big name stars in a film about murderers, thieves and vampires, and what would you expect ... Hanson? Afraid not. A band that had been playing the bar scene for years (Tito & Tarantula) fit the bar scene tremendously for this clip, with their song, "After Dark." Again, this is adult in nature. (** Nudity & Sexual Situations **)
There are times one would offer their throat as a tip!
Short versions of our next song have been around for years. In fact, most bands have played this song when they were first starting out as a filler, especially those in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Still, this was a long version of the song, set to the strangest of settings. The movie was "Apocalypse Now" and was probably Marlon Brando's swan song of sorts. Martin Sheen, the father of the infamous Charlie Sheen, was a special agent fine tuned in executions. Enroute for a meeting with Brando, a USO tour flies in and tries to keep the troops happy with dancing Playboy bunnies. Creedence Clearwater Revival supplied the background music, with the long version of "Susie Q." The actual song timed out at 8:39, but this version was cut for sake of movie flow. (**Oh, this one isn't adult, but does have some adult language and suggestive dancing for the time.**)
Now, this last one will probably be on everybody's list. I haven't had a chance to visit around yet, having just woke up, but I've got to include it here. It was my first experience with Tim Curry, and even though it wasn't a hit song, gave me a movie going experience that millions, the world over, thoroughly enjoyed. Yep, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show here's
Last, but not least, I'm going to go to my least favorite genre of music ... hip hop. Sorry, I know you may have it on your fav list, but hip hop and I just don't get along. To me, most of it sounds like people who can't sing destroying the English language even worse than most Americans already have. Still, this song, from "Batman & Robin", caught my attention. Why? Hell if I know. Maybe it's just where it came in during the film. Since I don't listen to hip hop stations, I would have definitely missed it otherwise.
It's Bone Thugs 'n Harmony with "Look Into My Eyes."
And, that's it! There's many others, but having to get up in three hours to go to work is going to end this one for now. Hope you enjoyed!