From the film that changed everything for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starring as husband and wife assassins! A fun mix of inspired songs including a cover of the Guns & Roses song “I Used To Love Her, But I had To Kill Her” by the Voodoo Glow Skulls and a cover of Bon Jovi‘s “You Give Love A Badname” by Atreyu. Also includes timeless classics such as “Tainted Love’ by Softcell, “You’ve Lost The Lovin Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers, “Express Yourself” by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm band to name just a few. An absolute must have album.
Starring Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini Killing Them Softly was adapted from the book by George V. Higgins, “Cogan’s Trade.” The Dark neo-noir crime drama follows a hitman (Pitt) making the rounds. The album features an amazing mix of timeless and classic songs including “Heroin” by The Velvet Underground, “Moon Dance” by Carl Stone, “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams” by Nico as well as an incredible cover of Johnny Cash song “The Man Comes Around” by famed guitarist James Wilsey!
Most of what you hear on the album is used in the film. So, that was a big purpose. I’ve got a lot more material, but I didn’t want to release stuff that wasn’t going to be used in the film. There are a couple pieces that aren’t used that are in there, but I really thought they needed to be there.
It is a very fragmented kind of film score. I didn’t really go into it certain of what we were going to come out with and I kind of felt that, to some degree everyone, was kind of feeling around in the dark trying to find what was out there and these were the things that the picture required. There’s quite a distinction between some of the pieces, there’s a lot of the very drony pieces that never exist in the film in their entire.
Well, talent sure seems to run in the Cronenberg family, what with Brandon “Son of David” Cronenberg making waves with diseased horror Antiviral. Equally disturbing is the film’s score by E.C. Woodley, which paints a nightmarish aural image that I imagine is quite effective in the film. Blurring the lines between score and sound design, Woodley’s soundscape is a dissonant and eerie experience that might just keep you up at night.
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