David Lynch Slates Solo Album16 Aug, 2011 By: Billy Gil
David Lynch, auteur behind some of our generation’s best films (Mulholland Dr., The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet) and one awesomely weird, massively influential TV show (“Twin Peaks”) has slated his first album.
Crazy Clown Time (LOL) will be released Nov. 8 by British label Sunday Best Recordings/PIAS in America. He’s already released two tracks, the noirish “Good Day Today” and “I Know,” and his new album will feature guest spots from the likes of Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Music always has figured in greatly to Lynch’s films, and he’s no stranger to musical composition — Eraserhead had “In Heaven,” which he wrote with Peter Ivers, and Inland Empire had several songs written by Lynch. Thus far, the new songs have a tone similar to his films … so fans have a lot to look forward to.
Just for fun, I thought I’d name the top Lynch discs out there — and if you don’t have money to shell out for the “Twin Peaks” set, catch it on Netflix streaming!
Top 10 David Lynch Discs
• Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition (Paramount)
• David Lynch The Lime Green Set (with Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild At Heart, The Short Films of David Lynch and more) (Absurda)
• Blue Velvet (Special Edition) (MGM)
• Mulholland Dr. (Universal)
• Inland Empire (Limited Edition Two-Disc Set) (Absurda/Rhino)
• Eraserhead (Absurda/Ryko)
• Lost Highway (Universal)
• The Elephant Man (Paramount)
• Lynch: One (Absurda)
• Dune (Blu-ray) (Universal)
P.S. Write to Lynch to demand more of his films be made available on Blu-ray Disc.