Who could forget the Rolling Stone cover that featured a young David Lynch and a Rasputin-looking Trent Reznor in a rare joint interview meant to promote Lost Highway? Lynch’s 1997 film worked partly because of the manner in which Lynch married Reznor’s soundtrack to his peerless visuals. Aside from featuring the greatest Nine Inch Nails song (the skittish beats and nightmarish melodies of “The Perfect Drug”) outside its own albums, we’re treated to the kitschy film score cuts of Barry Adamson (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Magazine, The Birthday Party) and longtime Lynch collaborator Angelo Badalamenti; standout selections from Smashing Pumpkins, Lou Reed and Marilyn Manson; and an excuse for Reznor to give David Bowie a shout-out with his otherwise overlooked Outside track “I’m Deranged.” We could do without the Rammstein nods, but hearing Reznor develop a couple interludes with Peter Christopherson (Coil, Throbbing Gristle) more than makes up for it.
By Andrew Parks on 09.05.13 in Icons
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By Marc Hogan on 12.16.14 in News
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