VARIOUS The Devil's Rejects OST (2005)
Now I’m not sure if the movie was the best or worst film I’ve seen this year. It was raw, bloody, brilliantly filmed and extremely disturbing, but the soundtrack was absolutely fabulous. Every song fitted the mood and the scene brilliantly. So, with no UK release in sight for the CD, it was off to America to hunt down a copy.
And it’s just as good in isolation. Interspersed with dialogue clips, each song vividly recreates the movie, which means I can never listen to “Rock On” by David Essex again! But away from the cheese, there’s heaps of classic seventies guitar rock from the Allman Brothers, The James Gang, Joe Walsh, Elvin Bishop and Lynyrd Skynyrd. In fact, I can’t listen to “Freebird” anymore without visualising the finale. There’s also two outstanding tracks from Terry Reid – Jimmy Pages 1st choice for Led Zeppelin, fact fans.
There’s also a healthy dose of vintage country with Buck Owens coming out tops with the sheer madness of “Satan’s Got To get Along Without Me” and Otis Rush pops up to play the blues. It’s also one of those new fangled dual disc doodahs, so when you bung it t’other way round in a DVD player you get a high reslotion mix of the album, a 20 minute making of feature, trailers and a photo gallery.
The Parental Warning is there for a very good reason, as the dialogue can be extremely fruity, so you may not want to give this to a young un;, but for the rest of us, this is as good as it gets for a motion picture soundtrack, a 5 star feast.
Review by Stuart A.Hamilton