Hedwig and the Angry Inch Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack
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Audio CD, Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack, July 10, 2001
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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hedwig & the Angry Inch soundtrack is superb! John Cameron Mitchell is so talented! Happy that he finally has become more main stream and his movie now adapted into a Broadway... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Raul Ortega
Saw the play and immediately ordered this CD. Years later i still laugh when I play the CDPublished 13 months ago by P. Mulloy
One of my all time favorite soundtracks. Music that is so beautifully and well crafted that most active recording artists could only dream of accomplishing. Read morePublished 24 months ago by L
This is out of print. The Broadway cast recording lacks the teeth that made this music so vital. Hint: Bob Mould of Husker Du and Sugar fame plays lead guitar on this version. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Chad Howard Olson
I wish I could have seen Hedwig when it was still on the stage instead of just happening upon the movie. I love actual plays and I am sure this would have been excellent live. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by J. Thomason
I had never heard of this movie until a month ago. It was showing at our local arts theater. I loved it! Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by michael Schaadt