Classic Albums: Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti

Today, this post see me finally bring back my own fave albums under this title, which I do think now it’s a just a little bit silly classic albums. I guess, the idea is it’s my own little version of that and NOT what Rolling Stone magazine or some other music critics say it is. These are great albums for me and maybe you too, some are well known and some are not so but all are totally great to me and I’m writing something about them too, even if it’s complete dribble.

This time round I might start and do it alphabetically, looking at the list so far it seems like I was doing it totally randomly. Saying that I’ll most likely fuck it up because I’m dyslexic and it’s totally amazing I’m spelling words right now. So I might have already fucked it up already depending how you look at it but today I’m saying I’m going from first name of artist, maybe it should last name? You could or might say it’s an album so it should go under the album title but I’ll most likely do that at some stage very soon too. Plus it’s a soundtrack but I love a lot of albums that are soundtracks. Anyway today, Saturday lunchtime blog post is A for Angelo Badalamenti, the composer of this album/soundtrack.

Off course, I’m enjoy and don’t have to say the TV show has return after 20 plus years and it’s finale is on this weekend. It’s co-created by David Lynch who’s one of the greatest film director of all-time too but do I have tell you that too? Anyway I’m suppose to be writing a little about the album which is a soundtrack too. It’s the third soundtrack album to be included in my little list after Batman by Prince and Trainspotting by Various Artists. Now I have it pretty clear on my blog that I love a great soundtrack plus I would go as far as saying some of my fave albums are soundtracks too so they are going to be even more to come in this list, OK?

Sometimes there really is nothing new to say about records and I don’t if I’m sounding like I’m vomiting up the same old stuff about them. Like does everyone really know? Badalamenti and Lynch are pretty much joined at the hip when working on a project/soundtrack. David has no real music training at the time but Angelo does, Badalamenti’s creating something after Lynch has described to him want he wants musically and then David says more or less of this and that, until it’s right. If for some reason you’ve never watch the show or movie, I think the music stands alone if you still want to listen. It could be a great intro to the world of Twin Peaks. I’ve listen way more to this album than say watched it.

Getting side tracked yet again, I’ve notices the little 33 1/3 books have a new volume coming out on this album or is it already now? I think it’s out now but I’ve not read it yet but it’s on my to read list. The writer of this book, her name is Clare Nina Norelli. So here’s a good chance to say sorry or make myself more of a dickhead. For everyone else something you will not read anywhere else maybe a funny and dumb story of my life too. The writer of that book is from Perth W.A. and here how small this bloody place is! Once I was vomiting in her backyard, one of my ex-gf’s who I was love sick fool and broken my heart over was living in the writer of the book so called “granny flat” but really it was just “the garage” anyway one night after drinking way too much I figure it would be a great idea to to visit her but I just ended up vomiting on the ex’s doormat. I’m really gone totally of the subject matter now and not something I should really pull in a blog post but oh well.

I guess you would call this music maybe more atmospheric than anything else. It’s all instrumental music will maybe a jazzy feel too. The show premiered on April 8, 1990 the day after my b’day but god knows when it was shown in country town Australia, I do remember watching late night re-runs when living in Perth and buying VHS set of like on 10 VHS tapes or more but I did buy album when it come out until 1990, also the solo albums by Julee Cruise are worth tracking down too. She is singer Julee Cruise who sung on three tracks The NightingaleFalling and Into The Night with the lyric written by David Lynch. The opening track Twin Peaks Theme was used as the opening credits of the TV Show which I’ve embedded far above and the closing song on the album is just above with the official video clip for Falling. 

Now I did promise to blog more Xiu Xiu a month or two ago. So did you know when an Australian art gallery did a huge David Lynch art exhibition they somehow got Xiu Xiu playing all the tracks from Twin Peaks in full and last year they released it as a cover album too, listen to it below too.

To finish off not the greatest blog post in the world about Twin Peaks and the soundtrack album. If you are just getting into Twin Peaks and Lynch films I would highly recommend two books to go with them, Lynch On Lynch edited Chris Rodley and Reflections: An Oral History Of Twin Peaks by Brad Dukes. Well, those are the ones I’ve enjoyed the most if you like to know. I know, If your already a fan you’ve most likely read them all ready. Really as a teenage when Twin Peaks happened it just was like being hit by thunder and lighting at the time in late 1980’s/early 1990’s, everything was never the same after it. In my then young life there was before Twin Peaks and then after it!

So who else out there in the world that’s reading this loves the music or just everything about Twin Peaks?

Twin Peaks track listing and times:

1. Twin Peaks Theme – 4:45
2. Laura Palmer’s Theme – 5:08
3. Audrey’s Dance – 5:15
4. The Nightingale – 4:54
5. Freshly Squeezed – 3:48
6. The Bookhouse Boys – 3:24
7. Into The Night – 4:42
8. Night Life In Twin Peaks – 3:23
9. Dance Of The Dream Man – 3:39
10. Love Theme From Twin Peaks – 4:34
11. Falling – 5:18

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So here’s all my Classic Albums posts or each are all linked below! Today’s post is number 85 in this set. Because I’ve not done any of these posts for a longtime now I’ve re-order in popularly in which we have a new leader on the top spot too.

  1. Sex by The Necks
  2. Rust In Peace by Megadeth
  3. Henry’s Dream by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  4. The Soft ‘N’ Sexy Sound by Dave Graney ‘N’ The Coral Snakes
  5. Tales From The Australian Underground – Volume 1 & 2 by Various Artists
  6. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
  7. Station To Station by David Bowie
  8. Gala Mill by The Drones
  9. Whatever You Love, You Are by Dirty Three
  10. Work (Work, Work) by HTRK
  11. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
  12. Kaira by Toumani Diabaté
  13. Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey
  14. Songs Of Love And Hate by Leonard Cohen
  15. Batman by Prince
  16. Lulu by Lou Reed & Metallica
  17. Aerial by Kate Bush
  18. Arular by M.I.A.
  19. Y by The Pop Group
  20. Law Of Nature by Laughing Clowns
  21. Vespertine by Björk
  22. The Future by Leonard Cohen
  23. Body Language by Kylie Minogue
  24. The White House by The Dead C
  25. Ex Tropical by Lost Animal
  26. Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
  27. Love Of Life by Swans
  28. Black Monk Time by The Monks
  29. The Shape Of Things by Pere Ubu
  30. Last Splash by The Breeders
  31. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
  32. Silence Is Sexy by Einstürzende Neubauten
  33. Drowning In The Fountain Of Youth by Dan Kelly And The Alpha Males
  34. Benji by Sun Kil Moon
  35. Horses by Patti Smith
  36. Mutiny/The Bad Seed by The Birthday Party
  37. Where Joy Kills Sorrow by Various Artists
  38. In The Pines by The Triffids
  39. King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime by Faith No More
  40. Emergency Ward by Nina Simone
  41. Blue Valentine by Tom Waits
  42. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
  43. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
  44. Rock For Light by Bad Brains
  45. Embracism by Kirin J Callinan
  46. Warm Leatherette by Grace Jones
  47. His Best by Bo Diddley
  48. Ascension by John Coltrane
  49. Tu-Plang by Regurgitator
  50. Late Registration by Kanye West
  51. Bricks Are Heavy by L7
  52. Regret Is An Inevitable Consequence Of Life by Ricaine
  53. High Voltage by AC/DC
  54. Trailer Park by Beth Orton
  55. Primary Colours by Eddy Current Suppression Ring
  56. Super Ape by Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters
  57. Gurrumul by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
  58. The Human Jukebox by Scientists
  59. Big Name, No Blankets by Warumpi Band
  60. Hourly, Daily by You Am I
  61. In My Own Time by Karen Dalton
  62. In A Bar, Under The Sea by dEUS
  63. Trainspotting by Various Artists
  64. After School Session by Chuck Berry
  65. Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam And The Ants
  66. Betty by Helmet 
  67. What Are Rock Stars Doing Today by Magic Dirt
  68. TV Sky by The Young Gods
  69. Jean Lee And The Yellow Dog by Ed Kuepper
  70. Moon Pix by Cat Power
  71. Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall
  72. (I’m) Stranded by The Saints
  73. Under The Western Freeway by Grandaddy
  74. What The Sea Wants, The Sea Will Have by Sarah Blasko
  75. Self-tilted by The Seeds
  76. The Definitive by Blind Willie McTell
  77. Sings Christmas Carols by Mark Kozelek
  78. Charcoal Lane by Archie Roach
  79. Bahdeni Nami by Omar Souleyman
  80. Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood by DMX
  81. Congotronics by Konono Nº1
  82. Paradise by My Disco
  83. Stay Sick by The Cramps
  84. I’m New Here by Gil Scott-Heron
  85. Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti

Basically the idea is write a little about each of my fave albums but I don’t know why really I titled/tagged them all as classic albums? Please leave a reply about this one or all of them all, that is if you’ll like too?

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5 thoughts on “Classic Albums: Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti

  1. I agree about Twin Peaks changing the landscape at the time. It was weird, off beat characters, great music, surreal, and unlike anything before it on tv. Who killed Laura Palmer, was a huge talking point. I loved it. I have the latest season on a hard drive, but haven’t brought myself to watch it yet. Will it spoil why I loved the original?. Am I still the same teenager inside that will still enjoy it’s uniqueness, having now seen many, many copycat shows?

    As for the music, it is great. I think Dance of the Dream Man, or Audrey’s Dance were my faves. I haven’t listened to it in years…I should break it out, dust off the mothballs, buy some pie, find a trusty log to carry around, and let it carry my away to a strange and wonderful time.

    David Lynch does rule. But I do have to be in the right mood to enjoy his movies.

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    1. Well, I’ll say this now: i still totally love the older, original seasons but the new one is so wicked great it’s more than just like the icing on the cake or something? it’s not the same thing again on repeat but still Twin Peaks, everyone is older but some are gone, it’s different and the same but it’s so David Lynch it’s unbelievable at times and almost everything I was thinking he would do he didn’t but he did it so much better! He’s David Lynch after all and because it was totally cut short the first around, we get more of a Lynch ending this time but I was watching it on a loop when it came out, i don’t know but must have watch it a dozens or more times by now, i do love it so much but it’s been about six month since watching now which might mean it’s time to watch it again!
      Hope you dig it, if or when you do see it?
      Cheers Julian yet again and again 🙂

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