ATN columnist David Was, formerly of the concept "band" Was (Not Was)
has been hired by "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter to put together a
soundtrack album for "The X-Files." Yeah, sure, we know "The X-Files"
is pretty lame these days. It was great last year, but it's been
downhill.... Still, Was is a genius, and given his oddball
sensibility, we find it hard to imagine that this won't turn out to be
a killer disk. He's planing of hitting up "X-Files" fans like Tom
Petty for contributions, while Carter is hoping Was will land tracks
from Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky and PJ Harvey, who has already
been contacted. Was says he's now thinking that the overall sound of
the album will be located somewhere between death metal and moody
ambient, a sonic spot we at ATN have particular fondness for. Was is
also working on his solo album, which will be titled "David Was:
Undrugged." If that sounds familiar, it should. It's the name of the
column Was contributes each month to ATN. Hey, we like to keep it all
in the family.