Coil’s unreleased soundtrack for the VHS only, pre-internet, sexual education documentary entitled The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex released in 1992. Members for this project were John Balance, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, and Danny Hyde. The soundtrack, to quote John Balance’s interview for Compulsion Online, “is [a] slightly new age-y, progressive house type thing”. Another way to approach it is as a delightful collection of Balearic beats, smoking jazz not far removed from Badalamenti’s work with David Lynch, somewhat of an ambient house album for your home listening and early morning sunrise dances, Coil style. Taken from the original masters provided by Danny Hyde, The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex features a new sexy edit of the main theme. Bonus tracks “Nasa-Arab” and “Omlagus Garfungiloops” are taken from the 1992 CD-only release Stolen And Contaminated Songs, both being original versions of the radically reworked (for the soundtrack) “Nasa-Arab 2” and “Exploding Frogs” in order to balance the whole album and extend the listening pleasure.
A1. Coil – Alternative Theme From Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex (End Version)
A2. Coil – Exploding Frogs
A3. Coil – Nasa Arab 2
B1. Coil – Nasa Arab
B2. Coil – Omlagus Garfungiloops
B3. Coil – Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex