Soundtrack Songs: X-Files

Something different for Sunday again, some reason I just wanna hear one of these tracks today so blogging a few now but I will leave it at four because it could go on forever and suppose to be just the faves. Wow that’s a long sentence. That’s a short one and I’m get side track easy again!

Only after starting to write this post I’ve realized a few weeks back I did a post about TV show The Young Ones and here’s the X-Files with posts about my fave albums list running backwards alphabetic. I seem to be doing the same with whatever you call this and that post. Now I have done a very long list of songs from The Walking Dead a while back now so that could be the “W” or is there another one I could do for a newer post sometime soon? We’ll see, I guess? Now I’m calling it a thing, I don’t know what kind -of thing, TV shows songs!

Foo FightersDown In The Park

William S. Burroughs & R.E.M.Star Me Kitten

Nick Cave & Dirty ThreeX-Files Theme

Nick Cave & Dirty ThreeTime Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum

Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsRed Right Hand

All lifted from the very first soundtrack X-Files album entitled Songs in the Key of X of 1996. That’s maybe a very silly title but it did have some other good tracks but some bad bad ones too, you can figure those out yourself, maybe you might hate these one? They did have even more soundtrack albums over the years the show ran but still think this first one was by far the best even with the shit songs on it.

Foos do a song written by Gary Numan for his band Tubeway Army on the second album Replicas of 1979. Old Bill does R.E.M. from the Automatic for the People album of 1992 so only four years old at the time. Do I need to say where the X-Files theme is from? I have featured that original Dirty Three and Cave song before, it’s the one with the pre-gap on the CD where you rewind the disc back to zero and nine minutes to find those two last tracks, which is totally silly too but now easy embedded in my blog post! The title is Latin which Cave has admit can’t even pronoun it himself but he wrote it just for the Dirty Three. At that time Warren Ellis was not yet an official member of the Bad Seeds, it was the following year with The Boatman’s Call album of 1997 were Ellis joined plus played on more of the tracks than some of the longtime members. Finishing with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Red Right Hand which would have been one of the first times used in movies or TV shows where now it’s a bit overused, maybe? Anyway I’m banging on about that stuff again so should shut-up now!

FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson)

Got to ask, do you have fave X-Files song/s?

Cheers 🙂



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