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Me, Myself & Irene (2000 Film)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Farrelly brothers Bobby and Peter made imaginative use of Jonathan Richman's music in There's Something About Mary. Now another of their twisted romantic comedies, the Jim Carrey vehicle Me, Myself & Irene, arrives with a ... more »
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Farrelly brothers Bobby and Peter made imaginative use of Jonathan Richman's music in There's Something About Mary. Now another of their twisted romantic comedies, the Jim Carrey vehicle Me, Myself & Irene, arrives with a soundtrack disc literally half-full of Steely Dan covers by various modern-rockers and post-folkies. Needless to say, this mini-tribute album often fails to improve on the indelible originals, mostly because the singers fail to keep one eyebrow raised as Dan frontman Donald Fagen did so perfectly. Still, Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy's hoarseness and Ivy chanteuse Dominique Durand's sweet bite complement the sentiments of "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" and "Only a Fool Would Say That," respectively, while power-poppers Marvelous 3 have the right idea in cranking their amps for "Reelin' in the Years." --Rickey Wright
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The transformation song...
Joshua Burke | Seoul, South Korea | 04/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The song that plays when Charlie is turning into Hank (the long drum intro, the "hard to hit a moving target" song) is "Fire Like This" by Hardknox. It rules."
Doesn't include the most famous riff in the movie
jat5000 | Boston, MA | 06/30/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this and couldn't believe that it didn't include the famous riff when Charlie morphs into Hank - "Fire Like This" by Hardknox. The rest of the songs are typical corporate pablum shoveled onto a disk that was featured in the movie for a total of 5 seconds.Not recommended"
A pleasant soundtrack surprise
Erik Vitols | San Antonio, TX | 11/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was leery of this soundtrack before I listened to it. Steely Dan covers? It did help that I was a fan of the bands that were doing the covers. Still, I had my doubts before putting on the headphones. After a few minutes sampling each Steely Dan cover, I was hooked. It's tough to top the originals, but the bands here rise to the task and make the songs their own.My favorite ones were "Any Major Dude" by Wilco, "Only a Fool Would Say That" by Ivy (almost a tropical music feel here) and "Bad Sneakers" by Push Stars. The other Steely covers were no slouches either. The non-Steely songs on here are just fine as well, although it is an odd mix. The Ellis Paul tune is an outstanding country-folk ballad, Hootie adds a great cover song; the songs thrown in by Third Eye Blind, Foo Fighters, and Offspring are good as well. It's great to see a soundtrack take some risks on its music, instead of offering us "Walking on Sunshine" for the 1000th time. I definitely recommend this soundtrack for open-minded Steely Dan fans. If you end up liking the covers, check out the bands' (Wilco, Push Stars, Ben Folds, etc.) respective album catalog; they're well worth listening to. You may also want to try out Steely Dan's back catalog if you don't have it already."