Posts Tagged ‘Lost Highway Soundtrack’

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:

You may be asking yourself what in the world is a mashup and if you’re old I can completely understand that question. A mashup is when you take two completely different songs and you take elements from one of them and you mix it with the other. The key though to making a great mashup is being able to have both songs flow flawlessly as if they were meant to be with each other and it was originally recorded that way. That is the true sign of an amazing mashup when it can do that and there have been some amazing mashups that are out there and Isosine is an amazing mashup master. This time around he has taken The Perfect Drug from the Nine Inch Nails from The Lost Highway Soundtrack and he mashed it together with Taylor Swifts Shake It Off from her album TS1989 to create Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug). What is scary about this mashup is that Trent’s lyrics dominate over the music of Taylor Swift and it’s actually really good and it passes the test. The song flows flawlessly and it feels like it belongs together. Check it out below and to check out more from Isosine, visit his Youtube site here.