John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Soundtracks

American Psycho

American Psycho

About this album

Released in 2000. Koch Records KOC-CD-8164

Tracks:

  1. Monoloque 1
  2. Monoloque 2
American Psycho score

Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis about a yuppie going berserk. After a lot of hassle only two short pieces (38 and 30 seconds) made it to the soundtrack. Needless to say that these are ruined by off the wall banter by Christian Bale, the actor playing the lead. The DVD extras however allows you listen to the complete score. A promo copy of the full score exists.

Tracks:

  1. American Psycho (3:20)
  2. The Ritual (2:23)
  3. The Alley (0:49)
  4. The Vagrant - The Beauty Shop (1:35)
  5. Packing For Paul (1:00)
  6. The Answering Machine (0:12)
  7. The Hooker (0:29)
  8. The Coathanger (0:18)
  9. The Men's Room (1:00)
  10. The Office (0:44)
  11. The Date (1:31)
  12. The Restaurant (0:29)
  13. The Second Time (0:54)
  14. The Bloodbath - The Chainsaw (1:24)
  15. The Stray Cat (0:50)
  16. The Police (0:56)
  17. The Wrong Building (1:04)
  18. The Confession (0:51)
  19. The Next Day (1:07)
  20. The Redecorated Apartment (0:24)
  21. The Desk (1:18)
  22. The Day Planer (0:53)
  23. The End (1:14)
  24. American Psycho (reprise) (2:46)

Writer/Director Mary Harron on Cale's score:

"Cale was going for a soulful, even melancholy sound to compliment the soundtrackís poppy brightness (...) at times had to write the soundtrack playing in Batemanís head. John had to write in a more Hollywood style to match Batemanís surreal, overblown shootout scene. In a way, Bateman is living his own movie, especially towards the end. We needed a score to mirror Bateman living out his fantasy."

© 1999- Hans Werksman