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The Crow (album)

The Crow
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released March 29, 1994
Genre Alternative rock, alternative metal, industrial rock, gothic rock
Length 63:52
Label Atlantic
Producer Various
The Crow soundtrack chronology

Fear and Bullets
The Crow
The Crow (score)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The soundtrack to the movie The Crow was released in 1994.[2] Its biggest hit song was "Big Empty" by the Stone Temple Pilots, which was also on their album Purple.

Album information

The album featured covers, including Nine Inch Nails who covered Joy Division's "Dead Souls", Pantera who covered Poison Idea's "The Badge", and Rollins Band who covered Suicide's "Ghost Rider", which is about a Marvel Comics character. Rage Against the Machine re-recorded their 1991 b-side "Darkness of Greed" and renamed it "Darkness" for this soundtrack. The Cure also re-wrote their song "Burn" for the movie. Stone Temple Pilots originally re-recorded a song off their Mighty Joe Young demo, titled "Only Dying", but removed it when Brandon Lee passed away.

The inclusion of songs written by The Cure and Joy Division are notable because the influences of both bands are present in the original comic book. James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow, reprinted the lyrics to the song "The Hanging Garden" by The Cure on an entire page, and some chapters of the comic book are named after Joy Division songs, "Atmosphere" and "Atrocity Exhibition", for example. In one panel, Eric even quotes a lyric from the song "Disorder" from the album Unknown Pleasures. O'Barr was a big fan of both bands when he was creating the comic book.

The other music in the film which is not included in the soundtrack is instead on The Crow: Original Motion Picture Score of original, mostly orchestral music, with some electronic and guitar elements, written for the film by Graeme Revell.

Track listing

  1. "Burn" - The Cure (Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Boris Williams, Perry Bamonte) – 6:39
  2. "Golgotha Tenement Blues" - Machines of Loving Grace (Scott Benzel, Mike Fisher, Stuart Kupers, Brad Kemp) – 4:01
  3. "Big Empty" - Stone Temple Pilots (Dean DeLeo, Scott Weiland) – 4:56
  4. "Dead Souls" - Nine Inch Nails (Joy Division) – 4:54
  5. "Darkness (Of Greed)" - Rage Against the Machine (Rage Against the Machine) – 3:41
  6. "Color Me Once" - Violent Femmes (Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie) – 4:09
  7. "Ghostrider" - Rollins Band (Suicide) (Martin Rev, Alan Vega) – 5:45
  8. "Milktoast" (also known as "Milquetoast") - Helmet (Page Nye Hamilton) – 3:59
  9. "The Badge" - Pantera (Poison Idea) – 3:54*
  10. "Slip Slide Melting" - For Love Not Lisa (For Love Not Lisa) – 5:47
  11. "After the Flesh" - My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (Buzz McCoy, Groovie Mann) – 2:59
  12. "Snakedriver" - The Jesus and Mary Chain (William Reid, Jim Reid) – 3:41
  13. "Time Baby III" - Medicine (Jim Goodall, Brad Laner, Jim Putnam, Ed Ruscha, Beth Thompson) – 3:52
  14. "It Can't Rain All the Time" - Jane Siberry (Graeme Revell, Jane Siberry) – 5:34


  • Jane Siberry - performer
  • The Cure - group, performer
  • Helmet - performer
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain - performer
  • Nine Inch Nails - group, producer, performer
  • Pantera - performer
  • Brian Ritchie - bass guitar, vocals, producer
  • Henry Rollins - performer
  • Violent Femmes - performer
  • Victor de Lorenzo - drums, vocals, producer
  • My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - performer
  • Rage Against the Machine - performer
  • Medicine - performer
  • Stone Temple Pilots - performer
  • Perry Bamonte - guitar, keyboards
  • Henry Bogdan - bass guitar, producer
  • Doug Carrion - producer, engineer
  • Zack de la Rocha - vocals, producer
  • Nick DiDia - engineer
  • Elizabeth Fraser - vocals
  • Simon Gallup - bass guitar
  • Gordon Gano - guitar, violin, vocals, producer
  • Djivan Gasparyan - duduk
  • Robin Guthrie - remixing
  • Page Hamilton - guitar, producer
  • Brad Laner - producer
  • Machines of Loving Grace - performer
  • Buzz McCoy - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Tom Morello - guitar, producer
  • Roli Mosimann - mixing
  • Bryan New - engineer
  • Brendan O'Brien - producer, mixing
  • Vinnie Paul - engineer, mixing
  • Jim Reid - producer
  • William Reid - producer
  • Trent Reznor - producer, engineer
  • John Siket - engineer
  • Robert Smith - guitar, vocals, producer
  • John Stanier - drums, producer
  • Tim Commerford - bass guitar, producer
  • Theo VanRock - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Butch Vig - producer
  • Brad Wilk - drums, producer
  • Boris Williams - drums
  • For Love Not Lisa - performer
  • Dick Meaney - engineer
  • Rollins Band - performer
  • John Flannery - engineer
  • Stuart Kupers - bass guitar, guitar, producer
  • Chris Apthorp - engineer
  • Scott Benzel - voices, producer
  • Ray Mascarenas - assistant engineer
  • Brad Kemp - drums, producer
  • Brian Williams - programming, sound design
  • Chip Woodward - choir master
  • Matt Hyde - producer, engineer, mixing

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 1
Preceded by
Not a Moment Too Soon by Tim McGraw
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 4–10, 1994
Succeeded by
The Sign by Ace of Base


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