My favourite Original Movies Sound Tracks

Lost Highway is the soundtrack album for the 1997 David Lynch film of the same name. It was produced by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), and includes original music from the film recorded by Reznor, Angelo Badalamenti and Barry Adamson, as well as songs by other artists used in the film. The album reached No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and reached Gold status in the United States.

1. David Bowie : “I’m Deranged” (edit)
2. Trent Reznor : “Videodrones”
3. Nine Inch Nails : “The Perfect Drug
4. Angelo Badalamenti : “Red Bats With Teeth”
5. Angelo Badalamenti : “Haunting and Heartbreaking”
6. The Smashing Pumpkins : “Eye
7. Angelo Badalamenti : “Dub Driving”
8. Barry Adamson : “Mr. Eddy’s Theme 1”
9. Lou Reed : “This Magic Moment
10. Barry Adamson : “Mr. Eddy’s Theme 2”
11. Angelo Badalamenti : “Fred and Renee Make Love”
12. Marilyn Manson : “Apple Of Sodom
13. Antonio Carlos Jobim : “Insensatez”
14. Barry Adamson : “Something Wicked This Way Comes” (edit)
15. Marilyn Manson : “I Put A Spell On You
16. Angelo Badalamenti : “Fats Revisited”
17. Angelo Badalamenti : “Fred’s World”
18. Rammstein : “Rammstein” (edit)
19. Barry Adamson : “Hollywood Sunset”
20. Rammstein : “Heirate Mich” (edit)
21. Angelo Badalamenti : “Police”
22. Trent Reznor : “Driver Down”
23. David Bowie : “I’m Deranged” (reprise)

Last Action Hero is a 1993 American actioncomedyfantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its clichés, containing several parodies of action films in the form of films within the film.

The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jack Slater, a fictional Los Angeles police detective. Slater is a fictional character even within the film, the hero of the Jack Slater series of action films. Austin O’Brien co-stars as a boy who is magically transported into a parallel universe inhabited by Slater and the other characters in the Slater film series. Schwarzenegger also plays himself as the actor portraying Jack Slater, and Charles Dance plays an assassin who escapes from the Slater world into the real world.

  1. Big Gun” – (AC/DC) – 4:24
  2. What the Hell Have I” – (Alice in Chains) – 3:58
  3. Angry Again” – (Megadeth) – 3:47
  4. Real World” – (Michael Kamen and Queensrÿche) – 4:21
  5. Two Steps Behind” – (Def Leppard) – 4:19
  6. “Poison My Eyes” – (Anthrax) – 7:04
  7. Dream On” [Live] – (Aerosmith) – 5:42
  8. “A Little Bitter” – (Alice in Chains) – 3:53
  9. “Cock the Hammer” – (Cypress Hill) – 4:11
  10. Swim” – (Fishbone) – 4:13
  11. “Last Action Hero” – (Tesla) – 5:44
  12. “Jack and the Ripper” – (Michael Kamen & Buckethead) – 3:43

Rise of Grunge

In late 1991, an unknown band from Seattle released their first album, “Nevermind“. The first track on that album was, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
which became the anthem for a whole new musical and cultural movement, ‘Grunge’.

Many bands from the Seattle area came along with the movement, with names like, ‘Collective Soul’, ‘Stone Temple Pilots‘, and ‘Soundgarden’. But the two bands that stood out at the top of the totem-pole were, of course, Nirvana and ‘Pearl Jam’. Pearl Jam’s debut album, Ten, was released in August of 1991.

The song, ‘Plush’, became a chart hitter for the ‘Stone Temple Pilots’. The band, ‘Blind Melon‘, with their melodic, offbeat, but very like-able tune, “No Rain”, became the group’s one and only hit. On the flip-side, there was ‘

Sound garden’s’ dark and foreboding, “Black Hole Sun“. The song-title says it all, but still entertaining. Even the established and successful, R.E.M., jumped on the grunge bandwagon with their haunting and almost hypnotic song, “Drive”.

Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 35 million albums worldwide and over 14 million in the US alone. In 1992 the band released their album Dirt which was critically acclaimed and has been certified quadruple platinum. The band also achieved two No.1 Billboard 200 albums (Jar of Flies and Alice in Chains), 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and eight Grammy Award nominations.

But then a tragedy that arguably considered as a death-nail for Grunge, on April 8, 1994, the body of Kurt Cobain was found at his Seattle home, Cobain was discovered in a spare room above the garage of his home. With a shotgun lying across his body, a gunshot wound to his face, and a suicide note just a few feet away, the final ruling from authorities was indeed suicide.

Thousands of devoted fans saw Kurt Cobain as an iconic figure who had ushered in the Grunge movement. Sadly and inevitably, when he died, Grunge died with him. Bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Stone Temple Pilots, carried on, but by mid 1996, it was evident that Grunge had peaked and was now spiralling towards the history books. Like the rain-drenched city of it’s birth, Grunge was kind of that way. The clouds of Grunge came and brought the rain with it. Then, it rained that day, the next day, and the day after that. Then the rain stopped. The music will live on.