So the other day, I was playing the U.S. version of Yellow Magic Orchestra’s seminal album, √ó‚ąě Multiplies while some friends were over, when one of them got this shocked look on his face and exclaimed, “Shit! This is the music in one of my favorite porn tapes!”
I’m a little shocked, not that the music is in the video, but at the songs they picked. I can’t imagine the big beefy guys of “Man-To-Man Heat” fucking to YMO’s Behind The Mask or Rydeen! (Click on links for samples of the songs.)
The caption for the video on the COLT website says:
Man To Man Heat DVD
WARNING: VIEWING THIS DVD MAY CAUSE FEVERS, SWEATING AND POSSIBLY SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION. The high temperatures radiated between two brawny COLT men have finally been captured on DVD! Buckshot Productions’ first compilation DVD features all the hot, steamy, man-to-man magnetism that identifies COLT films as the leader of the pack in all-male erotica. More than 2 hours long (!), “Man-To-Man Heat!” features such an explosive cast of COLT superstars it could be cause for a three-alarm fire! Burn cream and bandages not included.
What it doesn’t say is, “We are totally ripping off the artists of all the music in this video!” because, no doubt, YMO has no idea that their songs play, looped, for 15 minutes at time, in a few different scenes.
When my friend showed me the video I was fascinated by some of the other music in various scenes. One scene has music from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, written by Vangelis, mixed with a disco record that was supposed to be played at 45rpm, slowed down to 33rpm. Another scene had music by new age guru, Kitaro. The music chosen for the video was amazing/strange, but I couldn’t stop wondering if any of these artists, knew their music was the soundtrack to many a gay male’s fantasies! I also couldn’t help thinking to myself, that I wanted to compile all the music onto a soundtrack, then surprise people by telling them what movie it was for.
The internet is a great anonymous way to ask you: What are your favorite porn/music confluences? Tell us in the Comments.
P.S. On a related note I’ve heard tell that crazy sampling mini/maximalists Matmos have done porno soundtracks. Does anyone have any ideas as to what movies they wrote music for? Is it cheesy “Whahcka-Whahcka-Wow-Wow” sounding stuff, or is it more “artistic” than that? Shoot me a comment!