For this week’s Soundtrack Saturday song, we are going to the David Lynch film Lost Highway, the psychological thriller that starred Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, and Robert Loggia. The song we are pulling from that soundtrack is a favorite of mine, but not of Trent Reznor’s in It did after all sit on the CanThe Perfect Drug. Trent explains in an interview with BBC Radio 1 Rock Show that, “the only thing I think I really don’t like that much is The Perfect Drug song. It was one of those things where you have a week to do a track for a movie, the mindset that you kind of adapt in that situation, or I did, was ‘let’s go in and experiment and see what happens, and it’s not, y’know, whatever comes out of it, it’s not the end of the world’. And I think what came out of it, married with a bloated, over-budget video, feels like … the least thing that I would play to somebody if they said play me, y’know, the top hundred songs you’ve written, that probably wouldn’t be in the top hundred. I’m not cringing about it, but it’s not my favorite piece.” He may not have liked the song, but it was a track that I and many other Nine Inch Nails truly enjoyed with it’s high in your face tempo matched with dance club fueled beats. It did after all sit on the Canadian charts for 208 weeks in a row which has to mean something. Check out the track below:

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