Thursday, July 14, 2011
Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch- Twin Peaks Archive
For those of us who loved Twin Peaks and it's varied music this will be a surreal walk down a crooked lane. The story revolved around the investigation into the death of Laura Palmer, popular high school girl in Twin Peaks, WA who led a double life as a drug addict and prostitute. The show bubbled over with outlandish characters, from the log lady to the dwarf in the red room to the evil spirit Bob. There was the goody two-shoes best friend Donna, Laura's football star boyfriend Bobby, Laura's other boyfriend, the brooding, motorcycle-riding James, the lodge owner's seductive daughter Audrey, the FBI agent Dale Cooper and his obsession with pie, the abusive logging trucker Leo and his tortured wife Shelly, and of course Laura's twisted, domineering father Leland. So many zany characters in one show made this 1990-1991 serial a delirious treat to watch. My only complaints with this soundtrack is that there are 5 different version of the Twin Peaks theme song and 3 versions of Freshly Squeezed (the finger-snapping Pink Panther-esque jazz music that played whenever a character was plotting something devious), plus no music from the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me movie is included, specifically the awesome song played during the scene when Laura and Donna meet Jacques at One Eyed Jacks. There were several theories as to the town's strange occurrences and behaviors, including the idea that an evil spirit inhabited the town's electrical wires, but I'm not sure it was ever definitively solved. Either way this will be a real treat for Twin Peaks fans.
Buy this record for a rainy evening stroll in search of that boxcar in the woods.