Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the best musical to come off an Off-Broadway stage in a long long time. I just have no words to say what this rock musical, movie, and both soundtracks mean to me. MIDNIGHT RADIO is one of the best rock ballads of all time and for that, I continually thank Stephen Trask for his gift of this music. I'm listening to it now and that's what prompted me to write....
If you appreciate imaginative and artistic music and musical theatre; if you're open minded and a supporter of self-expression - you should not hesitate to expand your music and video library to include all the pieces of the Hedwig collection.
I know some people prefer the raw sound of the musical theater sountrack, but I prefer the polished vocals and tight musicianship that appears on the movie soundtrack. Both feature John, Stephen and Miriam signing, but the movie soundtrack has removed some of the rough edges that are common in musical theater soundtracks. Sometimes the rough edges are good - such as in Rent, or The Wiz, or Hair. I have both Hedwig albums, and the movie soundtrack is played more regularly in my home than the theater sountrack.... but both are very good.
Perhaps I should go dust off my yellow foam wig.... I'm feeling a little Hedish....enjoy!