Buy Used
$4.37
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: In good condition. Eligible for Amazon PRIME. Eligible for *FREE* super saver shipping Amazon customer service with delivery tracking. Case Damaged, CD in good condition. Eligible for Amazon PRIME. Eligible for *FREE* super saver shipping Amazon customer service with delivery tracking.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack

4.7 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
$39.99 $0.37

Editorial Reviews

2001 Hybrid Recordings.

Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
  • Label: Hybrid Recordings
  • ASIN: B00156VJ0S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Ya know those (rare) albums that you compulsively listen to ALL the time--in the shower, during the drive to work, during lunch break, while reading before bed--and wake up having the songs immediately in your head? "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is one of those gems. The explosive tracks "Tear Me Down," "Angry Inch" and "Exquisite Corpse" speak to my punk sensibilities. The beautiful lyrics of the "Origin of Love" and "Wicked Little Town" fill my romance quota for the day, virtually guilt-free. (Listen to the Tommy Gnosis version of "Wicked Little Town" right after "Origin of Love," it makes more sense.) The fun and feel-good tune "Wig in a Box" and the two-steppin' "Sugar Daddy" get me singing and usually smiling. My favorite track is by far "Midnight Radio." With homage to "strange rockers" like Patti, Nico, and Hedwig herself, this song is a true rock anthem. John Cameron Mitchell's (Hedwig) passion ignites the song and sends it home, and Miriam Shor's back-up vocals give me shivers. While I enjoy the songs Stephen Trask sings (lyricist/songwriter of "Hedwig" and voice of Tommy Gnosis in the movie) I find myself forwarding his tracks to get to Mitchell's more powerful vocals. The songs "Nailed" and "Freaks" are the exceptions--the lyrics of both these songs are excellent. This is the album to buy. The story of Hedwig is original, funny, and painfully realistic about a human finding herself and becoming whole and true, at all costs. See the movie, get the album. I'm (unfortunately) a newcomer to the "Hedwig" scene, but I'm in love. I'm going to buy the original cast recording of the play (the lyrics are included in this version, which are disappointingly absent in the movie soundtrack), and be a die-hard Hedwig fan for life.
Comment 28 of 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit that I'm biased. I've been a fan of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" since the days that it was a little-known off-Broadway rock musical in New York City. Needless to say, I can't wait for the movie to come out. I bought the film soundtrack as soon as it came out, and I would highly recommend it to both a long-time fan or a johnny-come-lately. All of the old songs, except one, are there, and they have a new, more polished sound to them, especially "Wig in a Box", quite different from the raw, live sound of the musical. The slight variations in tune are welcome--and we hear Miriam Shor's aggressive back-up vocals much better. There's an additional three new songs, all credited to the character of Tommy Gnosis. This works quite well, giving an audience a greater appreciation of Tommy's character as separate from Hedwig's. The songs are great, especially "In Your Arms Tonight". Stephen Trask's slightly nasal vocals are perfect for the voice of the young rock-star: it's also nice to hear his voice more on lead vocals. It's a great CD, and not at all a waste of money to those of us who already have the original-cast off-Broadway soundtrack.
Comment 21 of 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
When I first saw the film "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," I knew I had to get the soundtrack. While I liked the soundtrack instantly, I found that it grew on me more over time. These songs are not just background music to tie in with a movie/play, but are in fact very well-written and memorable.

It's hard to pinpoint the genre these songs could be labeled. It's a combination of many things--alternative rock, theatrical/musical, retro 70s glam, cabaret, punk--this soundtrack really can't be pigeonholed. All of the songs were written by Stephan Trask. Trask is one of the most underrated songwriters of today. He has a knack for writing inventive and original catchy songs that have great hooks and sing-along-choruses.

Most of the songs are sung by John Cameron Mitchell, who plays Hedwig in the play and movie. Mitchell possesses a very powerful voice. Mitchell is somewhat soft-spoken in the film and its documentary. On this CD, his singing is at times soft-spoken, but he can also really belt out the tunes. Miriam Shor (who plays Yitzak in the play/film) backing vocals are a perfect compliment to Mitchell. The album's other singer is Stephan Trask. Trask sings five of the songs, as the character Tommy Gnosis (although he did not play him in the film). He also has a fine voice. Bob Mould (of Husker Du) (guitar), Ted Liscinski (bass), and Perry James (drums) provide a killer back-up band.

Listening to this album all the way through is sort of like a journey through different emotions. The content and tone of the songs are quite varied. It's defiant and angry (Tear Me Down, Angry Inch, Freaks), morose and bitter (Wicked Town), accepting and good natured (Wig in a Box), heavy (Exquisite Corpse), and the sensitive (In Your Arms Tonight).

No matter what kind of music you like most, this soundtrack is sure to enhance any collection.
Comment 16 of 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I saw the movie during the summer, and it was great. It was better than I had originally got the impression of, and it blew me away. The feeling of Hedwig and "her" song is very touching and human. Her reasons and actions, motivations and personality are all very understandable and real. I recommend seeing the movie first, otherwise you might just think this album is a bit strange, but afterwards, this album seems a necessity. The same day I saw the movie I got the album. The tunes are very catchy, and very fun. They evoke a sense of freedom though saddness in some. Tommy Gnosis' songs are on here too, and they have good style, but if you've seen the movie, you know they can't touch the real Hedwig stuff. Hedwig's "Wig in a Box" and "The Origin of Love" are very memorable. This CD has some tracks on it that weren't in the movie, like "Nailed","In your arms tonight", and "freaks", as well as "long drift" but they are fitting for the style of this album. They are sung by someone else, and I don't know exactly who it is, but my guess is Stephen Trask, who wrote the album with John Mitchell Cameron (the guy that played and sung Hedwig in the movie and on the stage). I haven't personally seen the musical, but I really hope I do someday. I highly recommend this album. It's fun, heartfelt, and made me love Hedwig even more.
Comment 18 of 19 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category