The inclusion of songs written by The Cure and Joy Division are notable because the influences of both bands are present in the original comic book. James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow, reprinted the lyrics to the song "The Hanging Garden" by The Cure on an entire page, and some chapters of the comic book are named after Joy Division songs, "Atmosphere" and "Atrocity Exhibition", for example. In one panel, Eric even quotes a lyric from the song "Disorder" from the album Unknown Pleasures. O'Barr was a big fan of both bands when he was creating the comic book.
"After the Flesh" - My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (Note: The version on the OST differs from the one within the movie. Whereas the studio version had synth drums, even the effects are more present. The movie version sounds more raw, and heavier. Where the kick drum dominates the buried snare. The effects used within the song are slightly buried, but are present.)
"Time Baby III" - Medicine (Note: The track on the OST album is "Time Baby III" as recorded by Medicine in studio; the track performed live by Medicine in the film is "Time Baby II", which is mostly similar but has a different lead guitar riff at the intro and after the chorus.)
"It Can't Rain All the Time" - Jane Siberry (Note: Jane Siberry performs this on the OST album, which can be heard during the end credits as well; the track within the movie was performed by the fictional band, "Hangman's Joke". However on Greame Revell's Score, Track 7 - Tracking the Prey contains the sample sung by fictional group.)