Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Was looking for some films to watch with the kids, & we decided on this one. Reason for posting is it had the BEST soundtrack I've heard in a long time & the movie wasn't bad either (x-men/x-files thing; government agents & gangsters with psychic powers chasing our heroes through Hong Kong. A bit like "Jumper", except it didn't suck.). Anyhow, there does not seem to be an official soundtrack album, so here are a few tracks to give an idea. Anyone else recommend a great movie soundtrack?


steenbeck said...

I was just thinking of the movie Irma Vep...it has Sonic Youth, Luna's cover of Bonnie & Clyde, Ali Farka Touré...

And I'm obliged to say that Jim Jarmusch always has good soundtracks to his films--like Mulatu Astatké in Broken Flowers. Spike Lee's films always have wonderful soundtracks as well...

ejaydee said...

Are we talking soundtracks or original scores here?
The soundtracks to Crooklyn are responsible for a lot the music I listen to.

nilpferd said...

A number of the Bond film soundtracks have great incidental music, besides that my favourite soundtrack-out-of-existing-music albums would be "Out of sight" and "Ghost Dog", although it seems to be difficult to find a single album for the latter which combines the good RZA tracks with Armagideon Time, etc.
There's obviously Spill favourite L'Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud, by Miles Davis, as well as his brilliant Tribute to Jack Johnson. The other Davis soundtrack I have is Siesta, although it's a bit uneven.

Blimpy said...

Best orig score: Stewart Copeland's "Rumblefish"

Best soundtrack: Basquiat / Repo Man / Performance

DarceysDad said...

DsD faves:

Single artist:
Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas.

Cast recording:
The Commitments

Various Artists:
From Dusk Til Dawn
The Big Easy

Honourable mention for one of the best combinations of guitar riff and imagery:
Keel - Rock'n'Roll Outlaw, from Dudes.

treefrogdemon said...

The soundtrack to Herzog's Grizzly Man, by Richard Thompson. There's a 'making of the soundtrack' documentary on the DVD, which is very interesting.

Don't let the kids watch the film, though.

FP said...

Frogprincess faves....
Pulp fiction, 9 and a half weeks, Risky business, Sliver. Stuck in an 80s timewarp as usual....BTW I loved the Ben Stiller night in the museum thingy if you and the kids haven't seen it. Loved Wall-E and apparently Up is brilliant too. Just in case...

TatankaYotanka said...

Hey FP, did you catch Tarantino's Jukebox on Radio 4 recently ... might still be available here ... if ya cut n' paste ..


Blimpy said...

Performance rtacklisting:

1. Gone Dead Train
Vocals: Randy Newman

2. Performance
Vocals: Merry Clayton

3. Get Away
Bottleneck Guitar Solo: Ry Cooder

4. Powis Square
Bottleneck Guitar Solo: Ry Cooder

5. Rolls Royce & Acid
Jack Nitzsche

6. Dyed, Dead, Red
Mouth Bow Solo & Vocals: Buffy Sainte-Marie

7. Harry Flowers
Jack Nitzsche

8. Memo From Turner
Mick Jagger

9. The Hashishin
Mouth Bow Solo: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Dulcimer Solo: Ry Cooder

10. Wake Up Niggers
The Last Poets

11. Poor White Hound Dog
Vocals: Merry Clayton

12. Natural Magic
Jack Nitzsche

13. Turner's Murder
Vocals: The Merry Clayton Singers

Blimpy said...

It reads like an Spill dream, it's the Basquiat ST:

1. Van Gogh Boat - Michael Wincott Listen

2. Public Image - Public Image Ltd. Listen

3. It's All over Now, Baby Blue - Van Morrison Listen

4. Suicide Hotline - Nick Marion Taylor Listen

5. I'm Not in Love - Toadies Listen

6. Is That All There Is? - PJ Harvey Listen

7. White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel Listen

8. Rise - Tripping Daisy Listen

9. These Days - Joy Division Listen

10. She Is Dancing - Brian Kelly Listen

11. Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen) - Tom Waits Listen

12. Small Plot of Land - David Bowie, Tom Waits Listen

13. Summer in Siam - The Pogues Listen

14. Last Song I'll Ever Sing - Gavin Friday Listen

15. Hallelujah - John Cale

Shoey said...

OK, am sold on Basquiat - is the film any good?

DarceysDad said...

Shoey, this is ace! Boxstr just kept playing down the page after finishing your surveillance choices.

Have you identified the tunes anywhere?

Blimpy said...

Who are these song by, please?

Blimpy said...

5 was The Kills -but who was 1?

Shoey said...

I refer you to the answer I gave to other honorable gentleman a few days ago.