Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Another Day In Paradise: Music From The Larry Clark Film
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Who knew that junkies had such good taste in music? Larry Clark, who brought us the lo-fi, haute-cool Kids, turns his lens to mid-'70s drug culture and the low-lifers who skitter through the bad days and good highs. Far fr... more »
Who knew that junkies had such good taste in music? Larry Clark, who brought us the lo-fi, haute-cool Kids, turns his lens to mid-'70s drug culture and the low-lifers who skitter through the bad days and good highs. Far from a kitschy '70s throwback, this CD is stuffed with eccentric soul songs of disarming charisma. Allen Toussaint's "Soul Sister" is a loping ode to thigh-high boots, hairdos, and other head-turning allures. Clarence Carter can describe his big, wide polka-dot tie as a hunting implement in "Looking for a Fox." And thank God Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" will outlast the smirking Black Crowes remake. N'Dea Davenport does a lovely job remaking Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee," but while her expert singing can replicate some of his more savage vocal runs, Dylan's later appearance on "Every Grain of Sand" reminds us how inexplicably appealing his voice is. This is after-hours music at its smoke-filled-room finest. --Lois Maffeo
God, I love this film.
L. Smith | Denver Co | 08/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, Larry Clark sure did it again with this film. Its a shame not too many people know about it, because this is one of the best performances by James Woods I've seen yet. I definitely recommend this film. Make sure you get the Directors cut. Not for the kiddies."