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|David Baerwald, Steve Lindsey|
Hurlyburly: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
David Baerwald, formerly of late-'80s one-album wonders David & David, a principal contributor to Sheryl Crow's smash debut, and author of a pair of darkly brilliant, musically adventurous solo albums (Bedtime Stories, Tri... more »
David Baerwald, formerly of late-'80s one-album wonders David & David, a principal contributor to Sheryl Crow's smash debut, and author of a pair of darkly brilliant, musically adventurous solo albums (Bedtime Stories, Triage), approaches his first major film-scoring gig with every ounce of his iconoclastic verve intact. Baerwald and the Palindrome Floating Band (a gathering that includes Mark Isham, Charlie Sexton, and David Torn) produce an underscore for director Anthony Drazan's adaptation of David Rabe's play--a cutting portrait of a group of Hollywood players flailing in a cesspool of narcissism, misogyny, and addiction--that segues slyly from cool, modern takes on traditional jazz-quartet variations into a landscape of boozy R&B vocals and even skewed country flavors. Much to his credit, Baerwald doesn't let his oft-sardonic muse (sample titles: "Oedipal Blues," "Mambo Phallistico") mug his smart musical taste; it's all bookended by a Morricone-esque wordless women's choral "theme" that's as thematically ironic as it is melodically irresistible. --Jerry McCulley
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Movie insightful, music fantastic, why no Sheryll Crow?
Peter J. Calabrese | Saratoga Springs, NY, USA | 12/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to disagree with a previous review of the movie by the ignorant with poor grammar and sentence structure. The movie was disturbing at times perhaps, but not sick and silly as suggested. I found the film humanly insightful and fairly intelligent. Penn and Spacey performed as expected by capturing their respective roles perfectly. Good cameos by Ryan and Shandling. The music was excellent. Great to see quality modern jazz arrangements as this was. I must further agree with atleast one previous complaint, Sheryll Crow's song played through the credits was a true delight. Why was it not included? My only guess was it didn't fit the jazz category of the rest of the soundtrack. Will it alteast appear on one of her own albums in the future? Regardless, I'll buy the Soundtrack."
Where is Sheryl?
Kent D. Bentkowski | 01/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with the review by Peter J. Calabrese. He also was dissapointed that Sheryl Crow's song played during the ending credits was not included in the "HurlyBurly" soundtrack. The song "There Goes the Neighborhood" is on her "The Global Sessions" CD. Great song and a pretty decent CD. Hope this helps."
Hurly Burly - Baerwald Dishes Trippy Jazz!
Kent D. Bentkowski | Buffalo, New York USA | 11/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a fan of David Baerwald since his DAVID + DAVID daze. I broke up with my girlfriend Kim to David Baerwald's BEING ALONE TOGETHER, so that whole thing reminds me of that time.This CD plays like it belongs in TWIN PEAKS, and THAT is a GOOD thing!The thing that I cannot understand, is why David Baerwald is an undiscovered treasure, instead of a majordomo of the music world!Welcome to the Boomtown . . . indeed!"