Tuesday, July 22, 2008

HOMOPHONIC: Batman Forever-The Soundtrack

Yes, The Dark Knight is brilliant and wonderful but do you know what I totally miss from the Joel Schumacher Batmans? Their fabulously commercial Soundtracks!! Hans Zimmer's score is magnificent but could you really imagine a world without Kiss From a Rose? I sure as hell hope not! Though I'm pretty sure it would be one dystopian hell hole. Like East Texas.

The campy hot mess that is Batman Forever and Batman & Robin while gratingly horrible on film is actually pretty fantastic in soundtrack form. Why? Because it's like the playlist to a great Gay dance party! The homosexual overtones of the Batman & Robin relationship though far fetched in the comics manifests itself pretty clearly in these soundtracks thanks to Joel & Co.
And by "Co." I mean "Chris O'Donnell's codpiece" of course.

Let’s look at the most Fabulous moments off of the BATMAN FOREVER OST

Seal-Kiss From Rose
: I can actually forgive the movie just because of this song. It is that brilliant. Oh and it won three Grammys and reached #1 on the Top 100 making it the biggest hit of any of the albums.

Brandy-Where are You Now:
It’s got Lenny Kravitz’s signature funk guitar beat. And well
Brandy’s simply the shit. See:Afrodisiac & all her work with the divine DARKCHILD

Massive Attack w/ Tracey Thorn-The Hunter: If you don’t know who either of the artists are then you haven’t been to a gay club (or to Europe) in the last 15 years. Tracey Thorn is half of Everything but the Girl whose magnum opus “Missing” (best known in the US as SNL’s Mango’s ‘theme’) is probably still on the UK singles chart. Oh and Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” is the theme song to HOUSE.

The Offsrping-Smash It Up: Though not homophonic they’re apparently still ‘big’ in Colombia. Just thought you should know.

If you’re looking to have a party that leans on the fabulous side then I definitely suggest adding these songs to your playlist.

Tune in Tomorrow for Part 2: The Batman & Robin OST
Same Bat-time, Same Bat-blog!

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