FernGully: The Last Rainforest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Rosa Green, contributor

The soundtrack to the movie Ferngully is a beautiful meditation on nature and love. It starts with the gentle excitement of newly budding love with the songs “Life is a Magic Thing” and “A Dream Worth Keeping.” Then, the insanity of “Batty Rap,” a genius performance by Robin Williams where he sings, “I been brain-fried, electrified, infected and injectified, vivosectified and fed pesticides,” a clear reference to the multitude of feelings being in love (and in Robin William’s case, a large dose of cocaine) can bring.

The album peaks when the relationship hits a hard place with “Toxic Love,” sung by Tim Curry. He brings the song to the heights of his “Rocky Horror Picture Show” sweet transvestite glory. “I feel good, a special kind of horny / flowers and trees depress and frankly bore me,” his character Hexxus sings as he sensually sucks the smoke from an exhaust pipe.

The problem gets worked out and the rest of the album is back to joy with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Raffi, and Elton John wrapping it up with “Some Other World.”

Rating: 10 out of 12 cans of PBR!!!


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