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The 20 Soundtracks That Defined The 1990s
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Dead Man – Neil Young (1996)

 


Dead Man
Composer: Neil Young
Long before Johnny Depp stuck a dead bird on his head, his CV was full of trippy curios like Jim Jarmusch’s lysergic Western. Unlike much of ’90s film music, Dead Man was scored purely for atmosphere – instead of beefy action cues, Neil Young’s guitar solos, pump organ and detuned piano created a weird, jagged musical landscape that would have unnerved anyone expecting another Heart Of Gold. But Young came late to the movie. In fact, Jarmusch, who’d listened incessantly to Crazy Horse while writing the film, showed him the movie more in hope than expectations. “I was ecstatic when he agreed to do it,” recalled the director. “[And] the guy reached down to some deep place inside himself to create such strong music for our film. He lifted it to another level.”

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21 Yes, but...
These aren't designed as 'Greatest-of' lists or even compendiums of the scores we love the most. Without being all highfaluting, the aim is to try to capture a moment in time - in movies and popular culture - and like them or not, The Bodyguard and Titanic soundtracks were HUGE. They sold more than 70m copies between them, dominated radio playlists and came attached to two huge hits. More

Posted by Phil de Semlyen on Monday May 13, 2013, 13:42

22 What a predictably boring selection for the 90's!
You left out some of the best soundtracks: Léon; The Straight Story; Se7en; The Thin Red Line; Grosse Pointe Blank; Cruel Intensions; Human Traffic; The Virgin Suicides; Kikujiro and instead you include Bodyguard and Titanic!? More

Posted by The_Ravenking on Monday May 13, 2013, 12:20

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