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A Clockwork Orange OST

This title actually haunted me since I was a kid and I saw some bits of the movie on tv. Those images are still deep engraved in my head: Alex and his black fake eyelashes, the moloko-bar, Beethoven, the Andy Warhol-like house and well… some of the scenes that included Ultraviolence. But only a few years ago I bought the book and just a month ago I saw the full movie… And I must say I am ashamed of not doing this earlier in my life. I mean, everybody knows about “1984”  and “Animal Farm” and when you say “A Clockwork Orange” the reaction is something like:  “oh, yeah… I think it’s a movie with a few rapes in it…”  So… supposing that you already saw the movie, all I have left to say is: READ OR DIE !!!!

The first track included here is not part of the OST, but a song released in 1988 by the German punk band Die Toten Hosen called “Hier kommt Alex” (from the LP “Ein kleines bisschen Horrorschau” – “A little bit of horrorshow”  and as you already guessed “Horrorschau” is a word in Nadsat, which, like the others, has a bit of a Russian sound (horosho – “good” in Russian) needless to say about the english sound of “horror-show” ). This version is actually a redone  for an unplugged show in 2005 with the opening piano of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.  Enjoy!

In a world where you’re only living to go through your day like a robot,
the biggest excitement is the daily tv picture.

Every man lives like a clockwork, programmed like a roboter,
there’s noone who stands up against it,
just a few youngsters are frustrated.

When the sun sets in the sky, the day starts for the „Droogs
They meet in small gangs and go hunting together.

Hey, here is Alex!
The curtain raises for his Horrorshow!
Hey, here is Alex!
The curtain raises for a little bit of Horrorshow!

On a crusade against order and the seemingly sane world, they celebrate destruction, violence and brutality.

Only when they see their victims suffer do they feel satisfaction.
There’s nothing that will stop them now in their limitless anger.

Hey, here is Alex!
The curtain raises for his Horrorshow!
Hey, here is Alex!
The curtain raises for a little bit of Horrorshow!

Twenty against one, until you can see the blood, whether with sticks or stones, at some point the head will crack.
The next victim is already found while you’re asking god: „Why havent you done something?

Hey, here is Alex!
The curtain raises for his Horrorshow!
Hey, here is Alex!
The curtain raises for a little bit of Horrorshow!

“The Funeral of Queen Mary” – Wendy Carlos

The best version, with love 😀

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