Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
A soundtrack with Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Neil Young has to be great, right?
Well, the soundtrack is better than the film just for it’s eclectic song selection alone. But what do expect — or want — from a Hunter S. Thompson film?
Here are the original tracks…
BUFFALO STOMP/Neil Young
ODE TO WILD BILL #1/Neil Young
ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER/Jimi Hendrix
ODE TO WILD BILL #2/Neil Young
PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE/The Temptations
HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE/Neil Young
HIGHWAY 61/Bob Dylan
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF/ Four Tops
ODE TO WILD BILL #3 WITH DIALOGUE/Neil Young
KEEP ON CHOOGLIN’/Creedence Clearwater Revival
ODE TO WILD BILL #4/Neil Young
PURPLE HAZE/Jimi Hendrix
BUFFALO STOMP REFRAIN/Neil Young
This is from Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist: 1937 – 2005
The blogsophere exploded today as word spread of the death of the father of Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson.
From Jukebox Graduate:
“I know it is not very modern or PC to admire excess in the fashion he pioneered, and I am heartily tired of drugs claiming the best and the brightest, but there is a tiny part of me that is envious to have missed that decade.
He was a legend, he was one-of-a-kind, he was influential on several generations and will likely continue to be. It is so very sad that he could not tame his internal demons and that they won the battle, and it is sad he is no longer on the planet.”
From The Rock and Roll Report:
“Hunter S. Thompson was responsible for some of the finest literature in the second half of the twentieth century and it is imperative that this legacy, rather than his drugs of choice become his true epitaph.
Hunter was the first author that wrote in a way that was not only entertaining but was brutally insightful, sometimes to a fault and with a depth and passion that could only come from someone with The Gift. Not only that, to me Hunter made literature “cool” something that not even my best English teacher could manage.”
On Blogcritics Jim Carruthers writes:
“I was surprised at how affected I was at this news, seeing it on the front page of the newspaper this morning. HST inspired me to do many crazy things as a young man, and inspired me to write. He revealed the man behind the curtain in the sausage factory which passes for journalism in NorthAm.
For the last decade he has been a puppet show, yet a potent reminder at how irrelevant journalism has become, a plastic shell which seems to convey information, like settling for the mask is enough.”
There were so many crazy memories of the Hunter S. Thompson insanity like him blasting a typewriter with a shotgun. Guess it helps with writer’s block?
From Largehearted boy some recordings of Thompson rants … err, lectures:
Hunter S. Thompson: 1991-02-04, Washington and Lee University [shn]* (contains references to Neil Young)
Hunter S. Thompson: 1977-11-01, Boulder [shn]*
From KINGBLIND, a quote by Aspen neighbor John Hoag:
“There’s no one in the world these days who writes the truth … as he seems to, to me. He spoke to the world and said what people were afraid to say.”
If you can find the Where The Buffalo Roam soundtrack, it has Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Neil Young’s “Home on the Range”.
Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist: 1937 – 2005
photos with original publish blog