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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Whatever happened to movies that made you want to buy music?

As I sat thru the credits of Underwold: Awakening this evening, I was struck by the mention of only one song, and that song was only played during the end credits, not during the movie. As I reflected upon this, I was reminded that it's been a little while since I purchased one of those "music from and inspired by" soundtrack CDs.  

In the past, part of the fun of going to see a horror or sci-fi/action movie was hearing some of  my favorite songs or being introduced to new ones.  There have been times that I've actually grown to love some bands, starting with one song off of a movie soundtrack.  The last one that I remember being really impressed with (but that I don't think is available on CD) is Shoot 'Em Up. I distinctly remember tracking down a Nirvana CD that I didn't own after seeing that movie.

Here's a list of some of my favorite movie soundtracks that I own:

  • The Matrix, featuring Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Prodigy, Rob Zombie, Monster Magnet, & Rammstein
  • Dracula 2000, featuring Disturbed, Slayer, System Of A Down, Monster Magnet, Pantera, Static-X, & Taproot
  • Mission: Impossible - 2, featuring Metallica, Rob Zombie, & Godsmack
  • Queen Of The Damned, featuring Disturbed, Static-X, & Marilyn Manson
  • Resident Evil, featuring Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Coal Chamber, Static-X, Rammstein, & Mudvayne
  • Freddy vs Jason, featuring Mushroomhead, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Sevendust, Murderdolls, Stone Sour, & Sepultura
  • Underworld, featuring Puscifier, A Perfect Circle, & Dillinger Escape Plan 
    Underworld (Music From The Motion Picture)
  • Daredevil, featuring Drowning Pool + Rob Zombie, Fuel, & Finger Eleven
  • The Punisher, featuring Drowning Pool, Smile Empty Soul, Finger Eleven, & Hatebreed
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse, featuring Slipknot, A Perfect Circle, Rammstein, & Rob Zombie
  • Punisher: War Zone, featuring Rob Zombie, Slayer, Slipknot, Hatebreed, & Static-X
  • Saw VI, featuring Hatebreed, Mushroomhead, & Type O Negative
More than one of these CDs helped me discover a new band and buy some of their CDs. Hopefully, we haven't seen the last of these types of soundtracks.

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