For those seeking a soundtrack for the video Hellcab, it can be obtained only as Chicago Cab, the original movie title when it hit theaters in the fall of 1998. An edgy and somewhat depressing film about a cab driver coping with an endless stream of strange passengers, Page Hamilton compiles an eclectic array of alternative artists and scores the main theme. The Grifters' "Radio City Suicide," Brad's "Secret Girl," and Hamilton's own "Score" are strong selections driving this enduring moody mix. Although the majority of the material has been previously released, this collection is further bolstered by rarities from Pearl Jam ("Hard to Imagine"), Supergrass ("Don't Be Cruel"), and Fu Manchu ("Swami's Last Command"). Whereas many soundtracks can sound hackneyed, this interesting collection stands on its own away from a checkered movie that saw little success at the box office and confusion at video stores due to the name change.
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AllMusic Review by Craig Curtice