Soundtrack – The Crow: City Of Angels (1996)

The original soundtrack of The Crow: City of Angels, the sequel to the 1994 film The Crow, was released on July 29, 1996 by Hollywood Records.


Like its film counterpart, the soundtrack to The Crow: City of Angels suffers from the law of diminishing returns. Where the soundtrack to the first Crow film was a state-of-the-art alternative sampler, drawing from both mainstream favorites like Stone Temple Pilots and cult legends like the Cure and Henry Rollins, City of Angels is, by and large, pure calculated schlock. Most offensive is two ludicrously lunkheaded covers of late-’70s warhorses — White Zombie‘s take on KC & the Sunshine Band‘s “I’m Your Boogie Man” and Hole‘s version of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Gold Dust Woman.” With all the loud guitars and hoarse bellows in the right places, both songs are embarrassingly predictable, humorless, and clueless. Compartively, Bush‘s “In a Lonely Place” and Iggy Pop‘s tired runthrough of “I Wanna Be Your Dog” seem impressive. Then again, the overall lackluster quality masks the excellence of PJ Harvey‘s chilling “Naked Cousin.” However, nothing can extinguish the urban nightmare of Tricky‘s throwaway contribution. Even though he just hands in a relatively average B-side, there is more style, invention, and genuine menace in that one song than all of the angst-ridden grunge posturing that clutters the rest of the album.


1.   “Hole – Gold Dust Woman” – 5:09
(originally performed by Fleetwood Mac) (Stevie Nicks)
2.  “White Zombie – I’m Your Boogie Man” – 4:29
(originally performed by KC and the Sunshine Band) (Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch)
3.  “Filter – Jurassitol” – 5:12
Written-By – Richard Patrick, Brian Liesegang, Matt Walker, Geno Lenardo, Frank Cavanagh
4.  “PJ Harvey – Naked Cousin” – 3:56)
Written-By – PJ Harvey 
5.  “Bush – In a Lonely Place” – 6:01
(originally performed by Joy Division) Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner
6.  “Tricky vs. Gravediggaz – Tonite Is a Special Nite” (Kaos Mass Confusion Mix; from The Hell E.P., 1995) – 4:45
Written-By – Tricky, A. Campbell, Robert Diggs
7.  “Seven Mary Three – Shelf Life” – 4:49
Written-By – Jason Ross, Jason Pollock
8.  “Linda Perry featuring Grace Slick – Knock Me Out” (from In Flight, 1996) – 6:51
Written-By – Linda Perry, Marty Willson-Piper, Grace Slick
9.  “Toadies – Paper Dress” – 4:44
Written-By – Vaden Todd Lewis, Darrel Herbert 
10.  “NY Loose – Spit” – 5:54
Written-By – Brijitte West 
11.  “Korn – Sean Olson” – 4:48
Written-By – Brian Welch, Jonathan Davis, David Silveria, James Shaffer, Reginald Arvizu 
12.  “Deftones – Teething” – 3:34
Written-By – Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Chino Moreno 
13.  “Iggy Pop – I Wanna Be Your Dog” (live at Rock for Choice 1995; originally performed by The Stooges) – 4:45
Written-By – Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop 
14.  “Pet – Lil’ Boots” – 4:10
Written-By – Lisa Papineau, Tyler Bates 
15.  “Above the Law featuring Frost – City of Angels” – 4:53
Written-By – Frost, Gilbert RueDaFlores, Julio Gonzalez, Tony Gonzalez, Kevin Gully, Cold 187um  4:53

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Released:  July 29, 1996
Genre:  Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock
Style:  Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, Trip Hop, Hard Rock, Industrial, Soundtrack
Length: 79:16

Label – Hollywood Records

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