Hedwig And The Angry Inch (Explicit Version) CD (2001)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Hybrid
SKU 61006229
UPC 614992092426
UPC 14 00614992092426
Format CD
Release Date 7/10/2001
Links
Author Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work California Dreams
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Tim O'Heir
Producer Stephen Trask
CatalogID 20024
Lable Name Hybrid Recordings
Released 07/10/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 44s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00614992092426
Album Notes and Credits
Original score composed by Stephen Trask.
Hedwig & The Angry Inch: Stephen Trask (vocals, guitar, keyboards, background vocals); John Cameron Mitchell (vocals); Bob Mould (guitar); Ted Liscinski (bass); Perry James (drums); Miriam Shor (background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Scott McCloud (guitar); Eli Janney (keyboards); Johnny Temple (bass); Alexis Fleisig (drums).
Recorded at Bearsville Studio, Bearsville, New York.
The Broadway smash Hedwig and the Angry Inch hit theaters in late summer 2001 and a campy selection of songs accompanying the film also showcased the story's zany appeal. It's delightfully poppy with a dazzling glam rock twist, and John Cameron Mitchell's scowling vocals provoke a naughty disposition similar to the likes of David Bowie and the New York Dolls' David Johansen. It's fantastically sassy with riveting guitars; a desire to compose another vision of one's self fully takes form like the film project. "Angry Inch" and "Exquisite Corpse" thrive on T. Rex-like swagger and crunchy licks and define the escalating mood of the movie itself. Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Stephen Trask, the film's Tommy Gnosis, swivels his way into lead vocals on "Wicked Little Town" and "In Your Arms Tonight"; Bob Mould plays lead guitar, a nice surprise among these particularly soulful tracks. Girls Against Boys' "Freaks" echoes post-punk desire quite like the Stooges' angry rock chants, but it's the hidden trails of love throughout this warped story of self-acceptance and discovery that makes Hedwig and the Angry Inch enchanting like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Moulin Rouge. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.44) - Ranked #91 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"
Entertainment Weekly (7/27/01, p.71) - "...Inarguably superior to the already good theatrical cast recording....A glam-rock amalgam of Bowie, Dietrich, and Jim Steinman, with one of the most indelible show tunes of the quarter century in 'Wicked Little Town'." - Rating: A-
Disc 1
1 Tear Me Down
2 Origin Of Love
3 Angry Inch
4 Wicked Little Town - (Tommy Gnosis version)
5 Wig In A Box
6 Long Grift, The
7 Hedwig's Lament
8 Exquisite Corpse
9 Midnight Radio
10 Nailed
11 Sugar Daddy
12 Freaks
13 In Your Arms Tonight
14 Wicked Little Town (reprise) - (Hedwig version)
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