Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Goodbye Horses

Song: Goodbye Horses
Artist: Q. Lazzarus
Album: Music From the Film Married To The Mob

Here is one of those songs that everyone knows, but nobody knows what it is. "Goodbye Horses" by Q. Lazzarus was used in a very crucial scene from Silence of the Lambs. Take a listen and you'll immediately know which scene I am talking about. It adds so much to the tension and overall creepiness of what is happening that it is hard to separate the song from the movie.

In fact, "Goodbye Horses" first appeared in the movie "Married to the Mob," also directed by Jonathan Demme who did "Lambs." It can be found on this soundtrack, but not on the "Lambs" Soundtrack, which is just the score. I was a little shocked to discover that it was sung by a female, and it turns out she is as mysterious as the song. She has only recorded two songs, this and the b-side "White Lines" taken from the "Horses" single. She is a former taxi driver from New York City, and has also appeared singing in Demme's "Philladelphia" and "Something Wild." That's really all the information I could find.

This is the best picture you can find of Q. Lazzarus on the internet. What a mystery!

I find this song to be very sexy, although like I said... it is impossible to hear it and not think of that very famous scene. I like playing this at parties because there will no doubt be at least one person that will, mid song, change their facial expression to something close to disgust and say "OMG, what is this?!?!" Everyone knows it... but nobody knows. For that reason I think it is a necessity for any iPod... believe me, play it for anyone and say "Tell me what this is from."

Put the lotion in the basket indeed!


"It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again."

Dr. Suess this ain't.

1 comment:

Josh said...

Fava beans and a nice Chianti anyone?