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|Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film|
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|Released||August 23, 1994|
|Trent Reznor chronology|
|Singles from Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film|
Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack for an Oliver Stone Film is the soundtrack to the film Natural Born Killers, produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Reznor reportedly produced the soundtrack using a portable Pro Tools in his hotel room while on his band’s Self Destruct Tour. On his approach to compiling the soundtrack, Reznor told MTV:
I suggested to Oliver [Stone] to try to turn the soundtrack into a collage-of-sound, kind of the way the movie used music: make edits, add dialog, and make it something interesting, rather than a bunch of previously released music.
Some songs were written especially for the film or soundtrack, such as "Burn" by Nine Inch Nails.
The film also contains "Bombtrack" and "Take the Power Back" by Rage Against the Machine, "Cyclops" by Marilyn Manson, "Anthem" by Leonard Cohen, "In Doubt" and "The Rhythm of the Heat" by Peter Gabriel, "If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man" by Cowboy Junkies, "The Way I Walk" cover by Robert Gordon, and "Ghost Town" by The Specials, but these tracks are not included on the soundtrack album. Also includes samples of "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las, and Steven "Jesse" Bernstein's "No No Man-Part 1".
Tracks 9, 10, 13, 18, 21, 23 and 25 are assembled from various recordings and dialogue from the film.
The bathroom scene of this film contains a non-credited selection from the Melvins' Houdini; more specifically the surrealist percussion track titled "Spread Eagle Beagle". Various colloquial rumors surround the genesis of this track, including one that it was done by Kurt Cobain.
In the scene which depicts Mickey and Mallory's first meeting as a sitcom parody entitled "I Love Mallory", the following pieces of music are also heard: "Happy-Go-Lively" by Laurie Johnson, "Happy Families" by Sam Fonteyn, "Pizzicato Playtime" by Sam Fonteyn, and "Domestic Fun" by Ernest Tomlinson.
|Los Angeles Times|||
"Bernard Herrmann's phenomenally eerie Vertigo score, Vangelis's groundbreaking synth-based ambience for Blade Runner, Nino Rota's timeless Godfather suite – any self-appointed buff of the soundtrack genre might blanch at the notion of making shelf-room alongside these classics for a furious miscellaneous music compilation…" wrote Andrew Collins in Q, "but, hey, as Mickey says, 'This is the 1990s,' and, if you were a soundtrack album, you'd be Natural Born Killers."
|Australian ARIA Albums Chart||14|
|New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart||14|
|US Billboard 200||19|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
|^ shipment figures based on certification alone.|