Artist: Original Soundtrack
Release Date: Mar 1994
Record Label: Atlantic (USA)
Sub-Genre: Alternative & Indie
Duration: Album or EP
1. Burn - The Cure
2. Golgotha Tenement Blues - Machines of Loving Grace
3. Big Empty - Stone Temple Pilots
4. Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails
5. Darkness - Rage Against the Machine
6. Color Me Once - Violent Femmes
7. Ghostrider - Rollins Band
8. Milktoast - Helmet
9. Badge, The - Pantera
10. Slip Slide Melting - For Love Not Lisa
11. After the Flesh - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
12. Snakedriver - The Jesus and Mary Chain
13. Time Baby III - Medicine
14. It Can't Rain All the Time - Jane Siberry
Playing time: 64 min.
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Producers include: Robert Smith & Bryan "Chuck" New, Machines Of Loving Grace, Brendan O'Brien, Trent Reznor, Rage Against The Machine.
Engineers include: Bryan "Chuck" New, Nick Didia, Trent Reznor.
Like his father, kung fu master Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee's untimely death was shrouded in controversy and mystery. Again like his father, Brandon Lee's death catapulted him into the realm of myth before THE CROW was even completed.
What remains is a movie shrouded in its own myths and ambiguities, a post-modern comic book anti-hero brought to life in a gothic noir world of vengeance and peril. The atmospheric menace of THE CROW has been compared favorably to the first BATMAN movie, but for fans of movie soundtracks, THE CROW soars miles above its competition.
Because this is a rock and roll soundtrack that rings out with powerful snippets of tunes by some of the leading lights on the alternative scene, and functions as a powerful rock compilation in its own right. Nine Inch Nails' "Dead Souls" perfectly captures the tone of an anti-hero back from the dead to seek revenge, while the Cure's "Burn" and the Violent Femmes' "Color Me Once" impart a moody spiritual character to Brandon Lee's enigmatic hero. As for the more visceral action sequences, Rollins Band's "Ghostrider," Helmet's "Milktoast" and (especially) Pantera's "The Badge" provide an appropriately manic edge to fill out THE CROW's persona.
3 Stars - Good - ...the album offers more of a twist of the radio dial (on the alternative side) than any coherent enjoyment...
Rolling Stone (07/14/1994)
Used, tested, and error free. Includes CD, Jewel case, and inserts.