List of Cultural References To A Clockwork Orange - Music


  • A Clockwork Orange, like other dystopian science-fiction novels, had an important influence on industrial and cyberpunk music. The film version influenced bands' fashion styles.
  • The 1991 single release of U2's The Fly had a piece of music entitled Alex Descends into Hell for a *Bottle of Milk/Korova 1 from the score of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of A *Clockwork Orange. The performance was scored by Bono and The Edge.
  • Polish band Myslovitz's album Korova Milky Bar refers to the film, comparing it to present situation in Poland.
  • German punk band Die Toten Hosen recorded a concept album titled Ein kleines bisschen Horrorschau (A little bit of horrorshow). Parts of it were performed live during a theatrical production of A Clockwork Orange in Schauspielhaus Bonn.
  • Anglo-Irish band Moloko took their name from the slang term for Milk. (itself from the Russian word for milk, молоко)
  • Heaven 17, also from Sheffield, England, named themselves after a fictional pop group in the book and film.

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