Love him or hate him, Rob Zombie is a true auteur. His films are distinctively written, stylishly directed, and uniquely filtered through a retro pop culture tint. The latter trait typically trickles down into the shaping of his film soundtracks. Much like Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie seems to build his scripts and direction around an eclectic mix of music, making for an often incredible fusion of sights and sounds. With that tradition in mind, the director has revealed the soundtrack centerpiece to THE LORDS OF SALEM.
In a Facebook update that is a bit more than self-promoting, Zombie posted: “Every RZ movie has at least one song that gets stuck in your head and changes the way you will forever hear the song. House of 1000 Corpses - I Remember You [,] The eEvil's [sic] Rejects - Free Bird [,] Halloween - Love Hurts [,] Halloween 2 - Nights In White Satin […] and now for THE LORDS OF SALEM it is All Tomorrow's Parties by The Velvet Underground.”
According to Chris Bumbray’s TIFF 2012 review, THE LORDS OF SALEM has the ” vibe of an early Roman Polanski film gone mad, or Kenneth Anger at his most Satanic.” With that assessment in mind, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” trippy, sinister, and downbeat aural landscape seems like a perfect fit for what is being called Zombie's most experimental film to date. Listen to the song, taken from the debut album THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO, below, and prepare yourself for a Satanic panic.