Thursday, August 25, 2005

Rssmbld Soundtrack: Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Play it: Reassembled Soundtrack: Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

To both celebrate the release of another Terry Gilliam directed picture (The Brothers Grimm) and Hunter S. Thompson's recent ascension (with the help of his portrayor Johnny Depp,) I've reassembled probably Gilliam's most interesting soundtrack to a movie that he's taken part of. The setting of Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas automatically lends itself to some great kitsch, but add to the mix Hunter S. Thompson's drug theme and you have a positively surrealistic mix and experience.

A place where Wayne Newton, Robert Goulet, Perry Como and Debbie Reynolds rub shoulders with Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & The Holding Co., Buffalo Springfield and the Rolling Stones is truly a place I'd like to visit.

While Gilliam's picture didn't encapsulate all of Thomspon's great novel, Johnny Depp did an admirable job as Thompson (still a fan of Bill Murray's portrayal, though.) Thompson and Depp struck up a friendship after meeting so Depp could better get a grasp of his 'character.' Both Depp and Murray were present this past weekend when Thompson's ashes were shot into the sky with fireworks. He really knew how to go out with a bang - he did it twice.

Previously:
Reassembled Soundtrack: Wedding Crashers

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2 comments:

drake leLane said...

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas Soundtrack

* "Combination Of The Two" - Big Brother and the Holding Company
* "Thinking Of Baby" - Elmer Bernstein
* "Lady" - Beck, Bogert & Appice
* "She's A Lady" - Tom Jones
* "My Love, Forgive Me" - Robert Goulet
* "It's Not Unusual" - Tom Jones
* "Strangers In The Night" - Wayne Newton
* "Can't Buy Me Love / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band " - Hollyridge Strings
* "For Your Love" - The Yardbirds
* "White Rabbit" - Jefferson Airplane
* "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again" - Bob Dylan
* "Somebody To Love" - Jefferson Airplane
* "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" - Three Dog Night
* "Time Is Tight" - Booker T. & The MG's
* "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" - Frank Sinatra
* "Magic Moments" - Perry Como
* "Tammy" - Debbie Reynolds
* "Ball And Chain" - Big Brother & The Holding Company
* "Expecting To Fly" - Neil Young
* "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - The Rolling Stones
* "Viva Las Vegas" - Dead Kennedys
* "Let's Get Together" - The Youngbloods

J Shifty said...

Looking good, sounding good. You don't have to do too much to sell ME on a big batch of psychedelia and schmaltz on a Friday...

And there's no need to apologize for synergy, leveraging synergy is what I do (with apologies to the generic corporate vixen from the Simpsons)...