Various Artists

Fear And Loathing - Original Soundtrack

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Hunter S. Thompson’s weird and hallucinatory book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was in 1998 translated to the screen by director Terry Gilliam, and stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo. The film details the duo’s journey through Las Vegas as their initial journalistic intentions devolve into an exploration of the city under the influence of psychoactive substances. The music is perfectly fitting in the psychedelic story of the movie. It contains songs used in the film with sound bites of the film before each song. The psychedelic and classic rock songs on the soundtrack includes songs from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, and the Dead Kennedys. The movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a financial failure, but later gained a cult following and was eventually included in many “best of” movie lists. 


Patrick says: I'm still not entirely sure how Terry Gilliam managed to successfully translate Hunter S. Thompson's lysergic literary trip to celluloid, but the killer soundtrack played an integral part. Alongside a proper hit parade of acid rock classics, and a deranged Elvis cover by The Dead Kennedys, there are three hallucinatory original compositions by Tomoyasu Hotei and Ray Cooper including the floating and Floyd-ian (Acid Spill).


1. Big Brother & The Holding Company: Combination Of The Two 
2.Brewer And Shipley : One Toke Over The Line 
3. Tom Jones ; She's A Lady
4. The Yardbirds; For Your Love 
5. Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit 
6. Tomoyasu Hotei And Ray Cooper: A Drug Score - Part 1 (Acid Spill) 
7. The Youngbloods:  Get Together 
8. Three Dog Night:  Mama Told Me Not To Come 
9. Bob Dylan;  Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again 
10. Booker T. & The MGs: Time Is Tight 
11. Perry Como:  Magic Moments 
12. Tomoyasu Hotei And Ray Cooper:  A Drug Score - Part 2 (Adrenochrome, The Devil's Dance) 
13. Debbie Reynolds: Tammy 
14. Tomoyasu Hotei And Ray Cooper: A Drug Score - Part 3 (Flashbacks) 
15. Buffalo Springfield: Expecting To Fly 
16. The Dead Kennedys:  Viva Las Vegas

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