First of all let me say that waking up and seeing that all you Tuesday Mix Tapers have already posted is a bit stressful. I feel like I’m missing the boat. And I refuse to post Monday for Tuesday because I have to play by some rule and abide to some sense of order in the universe! Argggghhh! There, with that off my chest, we can move on to this week’s theme. It’s very clear to me that I take music and musically inspired posts very seriously…too seriously. Jen asked for:
Songs I May Have Never Heard if it Wasn’t For This Movie (or Musical) Soundtrack
Jesus. If there is one thing harder than making a normal playlist and not including 4 bazillion songs, it is making a playlist based on soundtracks! I LOVE soundtracks! I LOVE movies! I’ve already touched on many songs from soundtracks and so I won’t list any repeats (that should help keep the number down). Check out my earlier post on one of the reasons I love Tarantino so much (hint, hint it’s the music): If you don’t click this link and read this post, a baby unicorn will die. And to make it even easier, I will keep this week’s list (mostly) to scores.
I Scored (when I discovered these movie scores)
We start with a fave from childhood:
Avalon- Randy Newman- 1914
Gladiator- Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard- Earth
As with most of the songs I’m including this week, I had a very challenging time picking one. Theses songs exist as part of a body of music, so breaking one track out seems almost wrong. Go listen to the entire soundtrack!
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring- Howard Shore & Enya- May It Be
Requiem for a Dream- Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet- Requiem for a Dream
Ok, before we get to the song, can we take a moment to look at Jared Leto?
How exactly is that that even as Harry Goldfarb, the strung out, heroine addicted, loser, he is still somehow appealing? This man clearly has a bargain with the devil…or at the very least, he’s part demon.
Kids- Folk Implosion-Natural One
So this one became a pseudo hit. But you should definitely check out the rest of the album. It’s super odd and adds another layer to the movie. Also, I think this movie should be required watching by all teens. Talk about scared straight.
And another on the soundtrack by Folk Implosion:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford- Nick Cave & Warren Ellis- Song for Bob
Gets great at around 2:20.
And likely THE BEST movie score of all time:
Last of the Mohicans- Trevor Jones- The Kiss
This damn movie, I love it so much. And I actually love the soundtrack as much as the story and acting, if not more. Oh Daniel Day!
And for my finish, ladies and gentlemen, do you know what OTHER movie soundtrack the incomparable Trevor Jones was a part of?
Come on, let me hear your guesses!
I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this!
Labyrinth-Trevor Jones & David Bowie- As the World Falls Down
What is your favorite movie score?
Stay positive & love your life?
Listening to: Eddie Vedder – Rise Had to sneak this in here somehow. What an AMAZING soundtrack!
Eating: Mushroom ravoli
Random fact: I had a super crush on Jareth (Bowie). I would have stayed in that damn Labyrinth.