Monday, February 4, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | "Velvet Goldmine" Soundtrack

This week, TVD revels in a few movie soundtracks that don't come immediately to mind when thinking of "best soundtracks" but ever so rightly should.

First up, the soundtrack to Todd Haynes' 1998 film, "Velvet Goldmine" -- an utterly forgettable movie with a thoroughly rewarding soundtrack featuring DC's own Shudder To Think AND Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, David Gray, Suede's Bernard Butler, Roxy Music's Andy Mackay, The Stooges' Ron Asheton, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, Minutemen's Mike Watt, Gumball's Don Fleming, and Mark Arm of Mudhoney. From ye olde Wikipedia: The soundtrack features new songs written for the film by Pulp, Shudder To Think and Grant Lee Buffalo, as well as many early glam rock compositions, both covers and original versions. The Venus in Furs covers several Roxy Music songs with Thom Yorke channeling Bryan Ferry on vocals, Placebo covers T.Rex's "20th Century Boy," Wylde Ratttz and Ewan McGregor cover The Stooges' "T.V. Eye", and Teenage Fanclub and Donna Matthews cover The New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis." Lou Reed, Brian Eno, T.Rex, and Steve Harley songs from the period are also included. The album is rounded out by a piece of Carter Burwell's film score.

The Venus In Furs - 2HB (Mp3)
Placebo - 20th Century Boy (Mp3)
Shudder To Think - Ballad Of Maxwell Demon (Mp3)
Shudder To Think - Hot One (Mp3)
Grant Lee Buffalo - The Whole Shebang (Mp3)