A week or so ago, someone over on the DVDVR board posted the top 10 anime soundtracks, and included in the list was the Akira soundtrack. I had a copy of a copy on tape back in college, but lost it long ago. So I went to your friendly neighborhood Ebay and got me a copy cheap (less than $12, including shipping).
When I got it today, I remembered that a friend of mine in college said you really had to be in an, ah, altered state of mind to appreciate some of the tracks.
pours second shot of Jim Bean whiskey
That should do the trick...