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Thom Yorke slapped away chance to write Fight Club soundtrack

By | Published on Thursday 4 October 2018

Thom Yorke

When it was released in 1999, ‘Fight Club’ arrived sporting an immediately iconic soundtrack composed by The Dust Brothers. Spare a moment though to think about what could have been. The first choice to write that score was one Thom Yorke.

“After we’d finished recording ‘OK Computer’ and I was completely ga-ga, they asked me to do ‘Fight Club'”, Yorke told BBC Radio 6 Music. “They sent me the script and Ed [Norton] and Brad Pitt wrote to me and said, ‘We really think you should do this’. And I went, ‘Nah, I can’t’. I couldn’t. I wouldn’t have been able to do it then. But every time I see the film, I go, ‘aw'”.

Now, 20 years later, Yorke has finally written his first film soundtrack, for Luca Guadagnino’s re-imagining of 70s horror classic ‘Suspiria’. The soundtrack album is set for release on 26 Oct. Here’s new track ‘Has Ended’: