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Hideous Kinky: Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
While there's little of the sexual titillation hinted at in the title, director Gillies MacKinnon's '60s-period adaptation of Esther Freud's novel instead focuses on pilgrimages both personal and spiritual through the eyes... more »
While there's little of the sexual titillation hinted at in the title, director Gillies MacKinnon's '60s-period adaptation of Esther Freud's novel instead focuses on pilgrimages both personal and spiritual through the eyes of a young child whose mother has escaped an unhappy English marriage for adventure and enlightenment in Marrakesh and Algeria. The soundtrack serves the proceedings well, balancing period rock pieces with often captivating samples of North Africa's rich indigenous folk music. Even the more familiar Western pieces here (Canned Heat's "On the Road Again," "Here Comes the Sun" by Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love") find new resonance in this context, as do less familiar gems such as The Incredible String Band's "Worlds They Rise and Fall" and "Road" by Nick Drake. Jil Jilala's "Baba Baba Mektoubi" and "The Tortoise's Song" by Khalifa Ould Eide and Dimi mint Abba offer mesmerizing, if very different, introductions to the musics of North Africa, while the title-cut collaboration between Kudsi Erguner and members of the London Pops Orchestra forges a satisfying, albeit slightly New Age-y, alliance between East and West. --Jerry McCulley
J. Owen | Oregon, USA | 01/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This music is a perfect blend of 60's hits and Morrocan style music. The CD evokes a wonderful, peaceful atmosphere. I'd give it 5 stars if they had included what was to me the most memorable song in the movie. "In the desert, you can remember your name. 'Cause there ain't no one there to give you no shame..." I was very surprised that it wasn't on the disk. The CD is still wonderful though."
Excellent companion to the movie
Shannon Davis | 01/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Hideous Kinky soundtrack is great-it has the right mix of 60's music with some wonderful songs from Morocco. If you love the movie, I suggest buying the soundtrack- it makes a fantastic companion to the brilliant film."
Good sixties hits!!!!!!
email@example.com | The Netherlands | 04/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well...Kates new movie Hideous Kinky is great and now the soundtrack!!! The soundtack has a few good sixties hits that bring you in the mood of the movie!!!Very good songs!!!There are alos some songs from Marocco that are mysterious!!Also very nice!!! Buy it!!!!!"