Sunday, September 24, 2006

Lost & Found: Showgirls Soundtrack

I'll admit it, I saw this flick in the theaters. I liked it in a campy way, plus how bad is a movie were most of the women are naked.

"A sleazefest like "Showgirls" promises the inside dope on Las Vegas, stripping, hooking and all that stuff. What "Showgirls" delivers, however, seems basically to be Joe Eszterhas' masturbatory fantasies. - Roger Ebert, film critic."

The infamous swimming pool-based romp has received the dubious honour of being named the worst sex scene in the history of cinema by Empire Film Magazine.

Why drudge up the past to pick the corpse clean again, because, I have no idea how I came into posession of this soundtrack! While looking for another CD I noticed this was stuck in the rack. The funny thing is it's not bad. The soundtrack consists mainly of the Interscope Records roster and heavy on the Industrial genre.

Leave your inhibitions at the door. The show is about to begin.
Animal by Prick
Prick was an industrial rock band that was on Trent Reznors' Nothing Records. Their self-titled album was released in 1995
I'm Afraid Of Americans by David Bowie
A rough cut version that would later appear on Earthling
"It's not as truly hostile about Americans as say “Born In The U.S.A.”: it's merely sardonic. I was traveling in Java when the first McDonalds went up: it was like, "for fuck's sake." The invasion by any homogenized culture is so depressing, the erection of another Disney World in, say, Umbria, Italy, more so. It strangles the indigenous culture and narrows expression of life." - David Bowie (Earthling Press Release)
Kissing The Sun by The Young Gods
When David Bowie was asked if his 1995 album, "Outside" was influenced by Nine Inch Nails, he answered: "No. I was influenced by a swiss band called The Young Gods."
New Skin by Siouxsie & The Banshees
Wasted Time & Somebody New by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Their song "The Devil Does Drugs" also appears in the film, but not on the soundtrack album. Another track called "Seduction 23" was composed for the film, but swapped with "Wasted Time" near completion of the movie.
Hollywood Babylon by Killing Joke
Totally useless knowledge, Killing Joke sued Nirvana, alleging that the riff for the latter's song "Come As You Are" was copied from the riff for their song "Eighties".
The DVD release to this day is one of MGM's top 10 selling DVDs.


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