Soundtracks from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" reissued on vinyl
The soundtracks for Terry Gilliam's cult film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas were re-released on vinyl in summer 2019 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the film's release. Such a gift to movie fans and collectors was made by the Geffen label.
"Psychedelics are almost irrelevant in a city where you can visit the casino anytime you want." (Phrase from the movie)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is an adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's psychedelic novel starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The film's selection of tracks includes songs by artists such as Bob Dylan and Tom Jones, as well as a score by Ray Cooper.
Cooper is a session percussionist who has worked with George Harrison, Billy Joel, Rick Wakeman, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd and Elton John.
By the way, the Rolling Stones track "Sympathy for the Devil" plays a prominent role in the book, but it was not included in the film or soundtrack. The reason is simple: the copyright holders demanded 300,000 $ from the creators of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for the right to use the song in the film.
Below are the songs included in the official soundtracks. In total, 30 songs were performed in the film, but 14 of them are not on this vinyl, as well as in the previous ones. They decided not to include them in the soundtracks. So, as the film's slogan says: "Buy a ticket and go."
Movie track listingFear and Loathing in Las Vegas":
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)
1. The Youngbloods - Get Together
2. Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not to Come
3. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
4. Booker T. & The Mg's – Time Is Tight
1. Perry Como - Magic Moments
2. Tomoyasu Hotei And Ray Cooper - A Drug Score-Part 2 (Adrenochrome, The Devil's Dance)
3. Debbie Reynolds - Tammy
4. Tomoyasu Hotei and Ray Cooper – A Drug Score-Part 3 (Flashbacks)
5. Buffalo Springfield – Expecting to Fly
6. The Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vega