Known as the frontman for Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor has created a number of soundtracks, mostly full of dark ambiance. Reznor has provided the score for The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Gone Girl (2014), Before the Flood (2016) and most recently Patriots Day (2017) and The Vietnam War (2017).
Backtrack to the nineties where Reznor produced the soundtracks for two somewhat cult classics, that is Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers and David Lynch’s Lost Highway.
On this edition of Top Shelf Tuesday, we will delve into the great mind of Reznor focusing on music from these films, with six tracks taken from each soundtrack.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Nine Inch Nails: “Burn”
Leonard Cohen: “The Future”
Cowboy Junkies: “Sweet Jane”
Jane’s Addiction: “Sex is Violent”
Tha Dogg Pound: “What Would You Do?”
Lost Highway (1997)
Nine Inch Nails: “The Perfect Drug”
Marilyn Manson: “Apple of Sodom”
Lou Reed: “This Magic Moment” (Scene from film)
Marilyn Manson: “I Put A Spell on You” (Scene from Film)
David Bowie: “I’m Deranged”