Originally Led Zeppelin guitarist and leader Jimmy Page was to compose the score. Page had been working on the score for three years (since 1973) and delivered 28 minutes of completed tape. However, Anger fired Page for time-wasting and a lack of dedication to the project, and claimed that Page’s personal problems had made him impossible to work with. Eventually, musician Bobby Beausoleil, a member of the Manson family, was commissioned to complete the soundtrack.

something i never thought i’d ever have a chance to hear. now available for download here. the site also has other goodies for download. live and rarities by brian eno, rem, sonic youth, frank sinatra, patti smith, etc. the brian eno is a soundtrack to a derek jarman film. i’m very curious about that. via frameworks mailing list.

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