Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas [Original Soundtrack]

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas [Original Soundtrack]

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For years, it was speculated that Hunter S. Thompson's wild, dope-fueled, hallucinatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was simply one of those books that couldn't be adapted for film. Nevertheless, Terry Gilliam -- possibly one of the only contemporary directors with enough visual panache toSee more details below

Overview

For years, it was speculated that Hunter S. Thompson's wild, dope-fueled, hallucinatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was simply one of those books that couldn't be adapted for film. Nevertheless, Terry Gilliam -- possibly one of the only contemporary directors with enough visual panache to pull it off -- brought it to life in 1998 with Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio Del Toro as Duke's Samoan lawyer, Dr. Gonzo. Promising cast, promising director, and a bunch of promising cameos (Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, Cameron Diaz, Lyle Lovett, etc.) -- all the ingredients for a good movie, plus a good period-piece soundtrack, as well. Gilliam has stocked the film with familiar cuts from the late '60s and early '70s -- "White Rabbit," "For Your Love," "Get Together," "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," "One Toke Over the Line" -- plus album cuts (albeit classics) from Bob Dylan ("Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again"), Buffalo Springfield ("Expecting to Fly") and Big Brother & the Holding Company ("Combination of the Two"). There's also a clutch of Las Vegas lounge standards, such as Tom Jones' "She's a Lady," Perry Como's "Magic Moments" and Debbie Reynolds' "Tammy," that hammer home the fact that the movie is set in Vegas. Excerpts from the score and bits of dialogue are scattered throughout it all. All of this plays better if you know the book or seen the movie, but it still has a certain warped charm that's pretty fun, regardless of your familiarity with the crown prince of gonzo journalism.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1998
Label:
Fontana Geffen
UPC:
0720642521823
catalogNumber:
25218

Tracks

  1. Combination of the Two  -  Big Brother & the Holding Company
  2. One Toke over the Line  -  Brewer & Shipley
  3. She's a Lady  - Tom Jones
  4. For Your Love  -  Yardbirds
  5. White Rabbit  -  Jefferson Airplane
  6. A Drug Score (Pt. 1 - Acid Spill)  - Tomotasu Hotei
  7. Get Together  -  Youngbloods
  8. Mama Told Me (Not to Come)  -  Three Dog Night
  9. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again  - Bob Dylan
  10. Time Is Tight  -  Booker T. & the MG's
  11. Magic Moments  - Perry Como
  12. A Drug Score (Pt. 2 - Aorenochrome, The Devil's Dance)  - Tomoyasu Hotei
  13. Tammy  - Debbie Reynolds
  14. A Drug Score (Pt. 3 - Flash Backs)  - Tomoyasu Hotei
  15. Expecting to Fly  -  Buffalo Springfield
  16. Viva Las Vegas  -  Dead Kennedys

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Perry Como   Track Performer
Debbie Reynolds   Track Performer
Big Brother & the Holding Company   Track Performer
Booker T. & the MG's   Track Performer
Brewer & Shipley   Track Performer
Buffalo Springfield   Track Performer
Dead Kennedys   Track Performer
Bob Dylan   Track Performer
Jefferson Airplane   Track Performer
Three Dog Night   Track Performer
Yardbirds   Track Performer
Youngbloods   Track Performer
Tom Jones   Track Performer
Ray Cooper   Track Performer
Tomoyasu Hotei   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jello Biafra   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Ray Cooper   Producer
Rupert Coulson   Engineer
Terry Gilliam   Producer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Andre Jacquemin   Mastering

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