Back in college, I had a major boner for anything Trent Reznor did.
This was a time when having a 56k modem meant that you were flying through cyberspace. All the chat sites had to be refreshed whenever you wanted to find out if the person you were chatting with said something new. Some chat rooms were dedicated to downloading hi-res pics. Downloading movies would take hours. Not the 90 minute masterpieces in hi-def you can get today, but the 9 second gif of a cat. Emoticons didn’t exist and LOL was just in its infancy…
But I digress.
After receiving a copy of NIN’s Downward Spiral from a friend as a birthday gift, I listened to it non-stop as I would try and fall asleep while my Japanese exchange student roomie would make Ramen Noodles at 3 o’clock in the morning. My man-crush on Trent Reznor was born. Upon finding out that Trent was involved in Lost Highway, I thought it was going to be Oscar gold, a cinematic masterpiece, the Citizen Kane of our generation.
It wasn’t. It was shit.
I don’t think I got the chance to see Lost Highway in a movie theater. It may have been when it came out on video while I was home one summer between terms. After having the soundtrack for so long before the movie came out, kinda made the whole thing go limp for me…except for the Nine Inch Nails track “The Perfect Drug”. Everything from the video to the lyrics resonated. It almost seemed out of place in the soundtrack. Putting NIN at the top of the list, everything else seemed sub-par and inconsequential, with the exception of a couple of tracks.
Marylin Manson covers “I Put A Spell On You” in typical Smells Like Children fashion and there’s an interesting version of “This Magic Moment” from Lou Reed.
Bought it for the Trent Reznor involvement and got a couple of nice surprises, nothing really more than that.
|I'm Deranged [Edit]||David Bowie||2:37|
|Videodrones: Questions||Trent Reznor||0:44|
|The Perfect Drug||Nine Inch Nails||5:16|
|Red Bats With Teeth||Angelo Badalamenti||2:57|
|Haunting & Heartbreaking||Angelo Badalamenti||2:09|
|Dub Driving||Angelo Badalamenti||3:43|
|Mr. Eddy's Theme 1||Barry Adamson||3:31|
|This Magic Moment||Lou Reed||3:24|
|Mr. Eddy's Theme 2||Barry Adamson||2:14|
|Fred & Renee Make Love||Angelo Badalamenti||2:05|
|Apple Of Sodom||Marilyn Manson||4:27|
|Insensatez||Antônio Carlos Jobim||2:53|
|Something Wicked This Way Comes [Edit]||Barry Adamson||2:55|
|I Put A Spell On You||Marilyn Manson||3:31|
|Fats Revisited||Angelo Badalamenti||2:32|
|Fred's World||Angelo Badalamenti||3:01|
|Hollywood Sunset||Barry Adamson||2:01|
|Hierate Mich [Edit]||Rammstein||3:03|
|Driver Down||Trent Reznor||5:18|
|I'm Deranged (Reprise)||David Bowie||3:48|