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"Lost Highway" (UNI/Interscope)losthighway.jpg (6127 bytes)

Reviewed by Snidermann

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The soundtrack to David Lynch's movie "Lost Highway" pretty much matches the flick. In a word - strange. Editor R. Scott Bolton and I went to the movie expecting something weird but what we got was even weirder than we imagined. (Editor's note: That's putting it mildly!)

Recently, a friend who saw the movie suggested I listen to the sound track. He knew I'm into heavy metal so I figured I would give it a try. I was not disappointed. The "Lost Highway" soundtrack is full of songs in the minor chords, done by such artists as David Bowie, Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails (what's the difference between the two?), The Smashing Pumpkins, Lou Reed, Marilyn Manson and my current favorite, Rammstein. Marilyn Manson does a strange and strictly MM verison of "I Put A Spell On You." Rammstein got their big American debut in this movie with two great songs on this soundtrack. 

David Lynch was the executive producer and Trent Reznor produced this hard, very off kilter collection of sick and twisted tunes, I loved it. It has all the background for the movie composed and conducted by Angelo Badalamenti, who also wrote the music for Lynch's television series "Twin Peaks."

 The music set the atmosphere for this very sexy, very violent, very strange flick in which Robert Blake (yep, TV's "Baretta") plays a bald version of Satan. If you are a fan of the aforementioned "Twin Peaks," the short lived TV show that has grown to cult status or any another movie by David Lynch, particularly the fantastic "Blue Velvet," you will love this movie and its terrific soundtrack. The music is typically Trent.

When Scott and I walked out of that movie that evening, we looked at each other and said "What the hell was that about?" Funny thing is, it didn't really matter. "Lost Highway" is a great movie anyway, and its soundtrack is great, too.


Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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