Favorite Soundtrack Albums #8 - Sid and Nancy

@teamfreak16 (41175)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 24, 2017 6:42pm CST
Sometimes, the music is the best part of a movie. In other cases, the soundtrack is a perfect enhancement to the film. Such is the case with the latter, #8 in my Favorite Soundtrack Albums series: Sid and Nancy. The story behind the score for the 1986 movie Sid and Nancy is interesting. Featuring songs from Joe Strummer, Circle Jerks, The Pogues, Pray for Rain, and star Gary Oldman, the soundtrack itself is awesome. But here is where it gets interesting: much of the film's score was done by Strummer, but credited to fictitious bands in the closing credits because he was, by contract, only allowed to contribute the two songs of his that appeared on the soundtrack album (unfortunately, that unpaid extra work was omitted from the record.) That being said, it's the three short instrumental songs from Pray for Rain that really make the Sid and Nancy soundtrack so good, both in the actual film as well as on the record. (This is not a pseudonym for Joe Strummer. Pray for Rain is a San Francisco-based company that does film work.) The link below compiles scenes from the movie, combined with two of Pray for Rain's contributions: "Taxi to Heaven" and "Off the Boat." Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Dedicated to all those who adore the 1986 film "Sid and Nancy". Highest praise to the awesome talent and chemistry of "Gary Oldman" & "Chloe Webb". Of course...
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@andriaperry (53497)
• United States
25 Sep
I loved the movie and I will listen to the song when at the computer.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep
Definitely one of my favorite movies.
@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
25 Sep
Hm, I had never heard of movie. I will go look it up now. :-)
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep
It's one of my favorite movies. It's definitely worth a watch.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
25 Sep
@teamfreak16 Interesting... I like Gary Oldman for sure
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@FourWalls (14207)
• United States
24 Sep
Gee, I wonder why they only let Joe "contractually obligate" to two songs. He was busy with soundtracks then!!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep
Yeah, I have no idea, other than it was Epic Records' doing. Damn record companies!
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@FourWalls (14207)
• United States
25 Sep
@teamfreak16 -- "We'll show you for breaking up our cash, er, Clash cow!"
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@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
I agree. Sometimes music is the best part of the movie or drama. That music makes the movie or drama more alive and meaningful.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Sep
Yep. A great soundtrack can really help a movie to be that much better.
@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
28 Sep
@teamfreak16 yeah, somehow we are attracted to the music more than the movie or drama itself
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@JohnRoberts (60142)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Sep
A solid flashback to the "good old days"!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
27 Sep
I've read that people who knew Sid and Nancy have said that Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb absolutely nailed it.
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@TRBRocks420 (79593)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Sep
I know of Sid and, Nancy, but I don't think I have seen it.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep
If you like Gary Oldman, you might like it. They say he absolutely nailed it, as did Chloe Webb as Nancy.
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@crossbones27 (20264)
• Redlands, California
25 Sep
Definitely interesting, did not know that. Strummer the man and indeed was a well placed instrumental. I liked it
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep
Pray for Rain has appeared on a few soundtracks of movies by director Alex Cox.
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@kepweng (16794)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
25 Sep
nice video and thumbnail like a movie
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Sep
I'm glad you like it.