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Wes Anderson mp3s and David Lynch mp3s
posted by vronsky (19 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Tarantino's next, no doubt.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:38 PM on August 9, 2007

Neat! Thanks, vronsky.
posted by jonson at 2:46 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

Ha! Yesterday, I used the Lumbertown USA jingle from Blue Velvet on a mix tape. The Badalamenti scores for Lynch are among my all time favorite soundtracks. Thanks for the post, and for bringing attenton to an interesting blog/resource.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 2:47 PM on August 9, 2007

This is great. I was hoping to get a hold of that Kinks track somewhere. Thanks.
posted by The Thnikkaman at 3:03 PM on August 9, 2007

Did I ever tell ya that this here MP3 selection represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:04 PM on August 9, 2007 [4 favorites]

Only about a million times!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 3:12 PM on August 9, 2007

Listening to Lou Reed's This Magic Moment off the Lynch page, it's kind of stunning how much the Hedwig soundtrack seems to owe to that guy. Never really listened to him much, so, huh.

This guy better give Kubrick a go. You want to talk Lynchian juxtapositions of pop music and cinematic context, you gotta give credit where due.
posted by cortex at 3:23 PM on August 9, 2007

Wot no Sinnerman? Really kicks you out of your reverie at the end of Inland Empire, that one.
posted by jack_mo at 3:37 PM on August 9, 2007

While I have this opportunity...someone...someone!...must know of the incredibly crazy-long version of Badalamenti's "The Pink Room," yes? The one on the Fire Walk with Me soundtrack is cool and all, but I swear I once heard a version that runs nine minutes or so (you can hear part of it as a variation on the main theme that plays over the beginning of the Laura-gets-murdered scene). Must. Find!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:46 PM on August 9, 2007

I just know that Wes Anderson has a really huge and impressive record collection. Listening to his soundtracks is like being on the receiving end of a music geek's secret handshake. He included two songs by the cult 1960s band, Love, on the soundtrack to Bottle Rocket. He used The Creation's Making Time for Max Fisher's montage at the beginning of Rushmore, but left out the best part of the song, when Eddie Phillips wails with a violin bow on his guitar, as if to say this proof is left as an exercise for the reader. He tried to make a soundtrack for Rushmore out of nothing but the Kinks, but settled for an almost entirely British Invasion soundtrack instead. He included two songs by Nico on the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack, and both of them had lyrics by Jackson Browne! Many moviegoers wouldn't notice these things, but there's evidence that Anderson puts a lot of thought into his soundtracks, if you know where to look.
posted by jonp72 at 3:48 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

Thanks, vron.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:51 PM on August 9, 2007

MiltonRandKalman: "Did I ever tell ya that this here MP3 selection represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?"

SmileyChewtrain: "Only about a million times!"

Lee Greenwood (v.o.): "...proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm--"

*sounds of Lee Greenwood being strangled*


John Cleese (v.o.): "There. That's better. Carry on."
posted by ZachsMind at 3:57 PM on August 9, 2007

This is really a hallmark of the postmodern American auteur, I daresay. Coppola (the elder as well as the the whippersnapper if Marie Antoinette is of any significance) Scorsese (please stop using Gimme Shelter, Marty), The Coens... All use pop in delightful and evocative ways that speak to and create our cultural moment by reinforcing cross-platform genre commentary. It's hypermedia!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:57 PM on August 9, 2007

If I remember correctly, Jackson Browne started dating Nico when he was 16 or so. met her at the Factory I think.

these days

these days
posted by vronsky at 4:01 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]

The Rebekah Del Rio - Llorando (crying) song is bone-chillingly good. In Mulholland Drive it was used in one of the best scenes of a great movie.
posted by zardoz at 5:57 PM on August 9, 2007

It's missing "I'm Deranged".

Things guide a man changed, his hands held fire.
posted by Eideteker at 6:05 PM on August 9, 2007

Kudos to recognizing the soundtrack-selecting abilities of these 2 filmmakers.

I really hope people explore the blog beyond these 2 posts, however. Aquarium Drunkard is the BEST MUSIC BLOG EVER. I guarantee it will not disappoint. His bi-weekly podcast (find it on the blog or iTunes) is required listening for me.
posted by skammer at 6:25 PM on August 9, 2007

Lost Highway has the greatest soundtrack ever created by man or machine.

That is all.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:58 AM on August 10, 2007

Hooary! Thanks.
posted by nuclear_soup at 6:45 AM on August 10, 2007

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