5-song dance maxi-single cd-r which includes 2 totally EXCLUSIVE Julee Cruise songs you can't find anywhere else, sung in that eerie but beautiful smoky 'Twin Peaks' style. PLUS: Hot blasts of brain-tripping-Trance/Electronica from Aisling Being's Josh Gest; and special theme re-mix.
author: CD Baby
Remember the TV show Twin Peaks? Were you one of the regulars who watched it as much for the charming, creep-out, beautifully psycho music as much as the plot? If so, this is a must-have album, featuring 2 totally exclusive Julee Cruise songs you can't find anywhere else except the full motion picture soundtrack. And if the Twin Peaks music was your kind of thing, you're in luck- this album brings you more of the eerie, dreamy and disturbed personality that made the show so distinct (and gave Julee a new wave of fans). While this album is only 5 tracks, it's still a steal for $7.99
The Hurting Kind is ready to roll into pre-production as soon as the money drops! Stay tuned for a new compilation to be posted soon here on CD Baby featuring up and coming hot new bands from the thriving Shreveport/Ark-La-Tex scene o' the South! The compilation is a tie-in to The Hurting Kind's battle of the bands bust-out soundtrack live promo event!
The latest links to click - do it! Follow the viral pain that is THE HURTING KIND!
Facebook Fan page: http://www..facebook.com/group.php?gid=21249015077
THK's 2nd live promo event at Mia's Pub July 11 2009
FILM FEST, Fusion Drinks, Heavy Metal, Hot Mudbugs & Reggae!
The Hurting Kind's Battle of the Bands was a blow out success - thanks to all who attended and all the bands who played [below], we are a step closer to hiring an a securities attorney to look over our investment docs to raise the funds for the upcoming motion picture trilogy.
Scared of the Dark
Tyrants of Steel
Science and the Sea
Fallen to Rise
TNC Shreveport, LLC and the THK_Battle Team presents:
THE HURTING KIND: BATTLE OF THE BANDS
(Round one in the war of pre-production financing)
SATURDAY, MAY 16 @ MOJOS downtown Shreveport:
9pm to 5am
The Hurting Kind official Myspace Film page:
Facebook THK Group Movie fan page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21249015077&ref=ts
TNC Production is now TNC Shreveport; it has begun early pre-prodcution and prep for its second fantatic feature, the intense horror-thriller with a twist of the psychological and the physical: The Hurting Kind. See the new links on the bottom left!
10/18/2007 Special exclusive bonus VIDEO of Julee Cruise
and J.J. McGeehan's "Never Let You Go" NOW UP ON YOUTUBE!
(this is directly from the Bonus Features section of the Special Edition of NUTCRACKER: An American Nightmare DVD
release (see below and links on left), the movie from which
the song was originally released in.
1/16/2007 Finally the new full-length feature indie-film, psychological horror-thriller "NUTCRACKER: An American Nightmare" - from which this CD maxi-single was taken from - has been officially released.
It stars cult horror-hero David Hess (from Wes Craven's Last House on the Left movie)!!!
Lots of exclusive features are included, such as 2 unseen shorts and 4 extra bonus videos (see music flash below).
See the trailer (and other crazed videos) here:
10/12/2006 JULEE CRUISE, JOSHUA GEST: Julee Cruise/Nutcracker: An American Nightmare Maxi-Single is now on ITunes!:
Also, the Nutcracker: An American Nightmare movie has been released on DVD under the horror set "Demented Deviants" at your local Best Buy, Circuit City and other outlets (online or in store):
JULEE CRUISE, JOSHUA GEST: Julee Cruise/Nutcracker: An American Nightmare Maxi-Single CD DETAILS/INFO:
This CD Maxi-single is an EXCLUSIVE Maxi-Single CD that contains 2 new Julee Cruise songs (sung in that classic Twin Peaks' Julee 'style') not available ANYWHERE ELSE except the Soundtrack for the recently released movie, "NUTCRACKER: An American Nightmare"
The single also contains special techno-dance remixes of the soundtrack's main title theme, not available on the regular soundtrack. It has proved very popular on Ebay not only as a serious dance single, but a real collector's dream.
TRANCE FANS, take note! The incredible rave-trance of Aisling Being's
Josh Gest is also on this CD with exclusive tracks!
About Julee Cruise:
THE GUIDE TO JULEE CRUISE
THE ART TO BEING A GIRL
Born on 1 December 1956, Cruise studied French horn at Drake University and performed as a singer and actress in New York, where she also worked as a talent scout for Angelo Badalamenti. In 1985, Badalamenti was composing the score for David Lynch's Blue Velvet, as well as serving as the vocal coach for the film's star, Isabella Rossellini. A key scene in Blue Velvet was intended to feature "Song of the Siren" by This Mortal Coil, but when the rights to the song proved prohibitively expensive, it was suggested that Badalamenti compose a pop song in the same style, with lyrics written by Lynch. Because the song required a vocalist with a haunting, ethereal voice, Badalamenti recommended Julee Cruise, who had sung "like an angel" in a New York theater workshop that Badalamenti had produced. The result of their initial collaboration was "Mysteries of Love," which figures prominently in Blue Velvet's closing scenes.
Positive reaction to "Mysteries of Love" led Badalamenti and Lynch to write and produce additional songs for Cruise, most of which were featured in her debut album, Floating Into the Night . The album was released on 12 September 1989 by Warner Bros. Records, and charted on Billboard the following year. A moody, tightly structured collection of pop songs with lush, idiosyncratic orchestrations and intentionally retro lyrics, Floating Into the Night became a favorite of such musicians as Tim Booth , lead singer of the band James, and techno artist Moby, who would go on to collaborate with Cruise on the unreleased track "Drown Disco." It also provided musical material for two of Lynch's other projects. The first was Industrial Symphony No. 1, a dark, intentionally obscure performance piece in which Cruise performed while "floating" from a harness dozens of feet above a stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The second, more significant project was the soundtrack to Lynch's Twin Peaks, for which Badalamenti composed the original score. The song "Falling," which became the orchestral theme for the television series, caused a minor sensation, winning a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental, while the Twin Peaks soundtrack, featuring Cruise on the songs "Into the Night" and "The Nightingale" as well as on the vocal version of "Falling," eventually became the best-selling television soundtrack of all time. Cruise made a number of appearances on Twin Peaks as a girl singer at a local bar, and was prominently featured in the show's landmark pilot episode, as well as in 1992's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
The campy but unsettling "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart," the second single from Floating Into the Night, was released in 1990. Cruise also made a controversial appearance on Saturday Night Live on 12 May 1990, when scheduled performer Sinead O'Connor refused to appear on the same show as guest host Andrew Dice Clay. The following year, Cruise recorded a Lynch- and Badalamenti-produced cover of the Elvis Presley song "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" for the soundtrack of Wim Wenders's Until the End of the World. Afterwards, Cruise maintained a relatively low profile until her second album, The Voice of Love , was released in 1993. To many listeners and reviewers, this album suffered in comparison to its predecessor, possibly due to the numerous other projects competing for Lynch and Badalamenti's attention. Many of the tracks were little more than instrumentals from Wild at Heart or Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me with added vocals. However, several songs, notably "Questions in a World of Blue," are ranked by fans among Cruise's best.
Cruise's early collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch were closely related to Lynch's film work, and their lyrics often reflect this. For example, "Into the Night" begins with the whispered words "Now it's dark," a line which was repeatedly spoken by Frank Booth, Dennis Hopper's character, in Blue Velvet. Lynch also photographed Cruise for the liner notes of Floating Into the Night and The Voice of Love, and created the sculptures featured on the covers of both albums.
The following decade found Cruise lending her vocals to works by a more miscellaneous list of collaborators, mostly in techno and dance music. She provided vocals and lyrics to several of the songs on Wide Angle , the debut album by Welsh dance group Hybrid, notably the epic techno track "If I Survive." She also appeared on two albums by dance artist Khan . The lyrics for many of these songs, such as "Body Dump," reflect Cruise's own interest in true crime. Cruise also acted and sang in the Off Broadway cast of Return to the Forbidden Planet, a spoof of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and toured with the B-52s in 1992 and 1993.
Cruise's long-delayed third album, The Art of Being a Girl , was released in 2002. This was the first of her albums for which Badalamenti and Lynch did not produce or write any of the music, with music and lyrics for each of the songs being written by Cruise herself, with the exception of an updated version of her classic single "Falling." The following year, Cruise's song "The World Spins" was featured in an extended ballet sequence in Robert Altman's The Company.
Cruise currently lives in Manhattan with her husband Edward Grinnan, the editor-in-chief of Guideposts Magazine.
Review of Julee's Art of Being a Girl:
"Julee Cruise is a chanteuse from the hereafter, spinning otherworldly tales in a silken spider's web of a voice." Boston Phoenix
JULEE CRUISE DEBUTS
THE ART OF BEING A GIRL
First solo recording in seven years which was released on August 20, 2002
Water Music Records announced the August 20 release of Julee Cruise's new album "The Art of Being a Girl." A project that the former French horn player describes as"...Davenport music rather than couch music", The Art of Being a Girl wittingly mixes Mancini samples, electronic bossa nova grooves, and wistful melodies that fuse darkly under the spell of Julee's mesmerizing vocals. Musician and composer JJ McGeehan (X-Files, King of the Hill) co-wrote and co-produced the album. Guest producers include Mocean Man, Khan, Rick Strom and Kevin Tooley.
Since her unforgettable New York debut in David Lynch's infamous Industrial Symphony #1 at the BAM Next Wave Festival in 1989 where she performed in a prom dress while suspended eighty feet above the open house stage, Julee Cruise - singer, songwriter, actress and musician - has made her mark in a variety of mediums. Her credits include, of course, the groundbreaking tv series Twin Peaks, solo recordings and videos (Floating Into he Night, The Voice of Love), soundtracks (Scream, Until the End of the World, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks), home video (Industrial Symphony), films (Fire, Walk With Me), and theater (House of Blue Leaves, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Beehive). She has done numerous stints with the B-52s, filling in for lead singer Cindy Wilson, and has performed with Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra.
Julee is internationally acclaimed for her work in the dance world with artists such as Moby, Hybrid, Eric Kupper, DJ Dimitri, DJ Silver, Kan, Biftek and Moodswings. She appears on multiple compilations recently released in Europe and North America. Julee plans to tour the US and Europe this fall to support The Art of Being a Girl. She made her first-ever appearance at the Twin Peaks Convention in Seattle on August 16. Virgin Mega Store in Los Angeles hosted a special in-store performance on the release date august 20. Virgin Mega Store in New York City also hosted a special in-store performance on September 12. Julee recently performed two shows at Joe's Pub in New York City with a full band and special guests.
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Bio excerpt from Julee Cruise website:
Instruments electric/acoustic guitars, trumpet, electric sitar, percussion, synths & samplers
Cruise, Badalamenti and Lynch then recorded "Floating Into The Night" which charted on Billboard in 1990. The music was subsequently adapted for the ground-breaking television series Twin Peaks, in which Julee had a recurring role. The soundtrack went on to become the largest-selling TV soundtrack of its time. "Falling", the unforgettable Twin Peaks theme song, was also a hit for Julee. She followed up with an international concert tour, including a wildly successful debut at London's legendary Palladium, and a controversial musical guest appearance on Saturday NightLife (she stepped in when Sinead O'Connor refused to appear with host Andrew Dice Clay). Julee appeared in the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and on the soundtrack, and sang the movie's theme song "Questions in a World Of Blue" under a full moon on a beach in the French Riviera for the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. Badalamenti also featured her voice at the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. "Voice of Love", Julee's second solo album, marked her writing debut with "In My Other World", co-written with Louis Tucci.
Along with U2, REM, k.d. lang and others, Julee's singing was heard in the Wim Wenders movie Until The End Of The World, doing a cover of the old Elvis tune "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears," which was subsequently used as the music behind a Kim Bassinger lingerie commercial. She also wrote and performed a song on the first Scream soundtrack.
Julee's stage credits include House Of Blue Leaves, A Little Night Music, Beehive, Little Shop Of Horrors, Cabaret, and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Fred Schneider saw Julee in the off-Broadway production of Return to the Forbidden Planet and recruited her as a replacement for lead singer Cindy Wilson who was taking a maternity leave. Julee has done several worldwide tours with the B-52s and gave a featured performance with the band at Bill Clinton's inauguration.
Moby has called Julee his 'favorite singer'. She has recorded and performed with him as well as with the British breakbeat techno act Hybrid, Delerium, Eric Kupper, DJ Dimitri, DJ Silver, Kid Congo Powers (of the Cramps and NickCave), Sven Van Hees, Certain General, Piethopraxis, The Hot Heads, Biftek and Moodswings, among others. She has co-written and sung numerous tracks on Khan's last three CD releases and she performs regularly with him in the US and Europe. Julee's vocals frequently appear on international compilations too numerous to mention, TV commercials and TV and movie soundtracks.
Julee lives in Manhattan with her husband Edward Grinnan and their dogs.
More on Glen Grefe: BIO: DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/WRITER
Director/Co-Producers Bio: Glen Grefe:
• Over the past 20 years Mr. Grefe spent time working within the movie industry in MN, the San Francisco bay area, Los Angeles, North Carolina and now the recent hotbed of film production known as Hollywood South: Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Grefe has an unending passion for cinema and is driven to direct and produce the kind of movie that has given independent film in the first decade of the 21st Century reputation of being provocative and profitable. He currently resides in Shreveport with his wife Kim where she has family.
• Grefe is also owner of his own independent feature film production company, TNC Shreveport, LLC, and will use his skills as a Director, Co-Producer and editorial supervisor on The Hurting Kind and subsequent related Motion Pictures.
“NUTCRACKER: An American Nightmare”, a psychological thriller in the vein of classic 1970's Italian Giallo films, marks Grefe’s debut as a feature film director. It stars cult legend David Hess (infamous as 'Krug' in Wes Craven's Last House on the Left). THE HURTING KIND will launch a unique, high-tension horror trilogy about a girl with the rare nerve disorder Antinociception who must survive a combo of car crashes, kidnappings and unmentionable serial killings.