Funny thing, soundtracks. The words “Inspired by” sometimes instill the suspicion that the tracks contained in a soundtrack are more a label’s sampler than a cohesive piece that complements (and sometimes obscures) a television show, a miniseries or a film. Many soundtracks that I’ve bought had some great tracks and a lot of filler (mostly comic book film related soundtracks from the early 2000s.) Now, there are soundtracks that help quite a powerful scene sink in your conscience, like the very select few tracks that made it into Shawn Ryan‘s The Shield (one of the finest tv shows we’ve had, I might add.) Selected songs that fitted perfectly the mood and intentions of people on screen, like Grant Lee Buffalo‘s ‘Demon Called Deception’ or Live‘s ‘Overcome’ in poignant scenes.
Patti Smith has legions of devoted fans. I am one. Banga has been out a while and a review has not yet graced Sloucher so I must take on the responsibility of an unbiased critique before I get to see her in Manchester soon. Continue reading “Patti Smith – Banga”
Where were you when the nameless stranger in a black guayabera shirt came into town and saved us from the rustlers? Where where you when he rode into the horizon, his silhouette vanishing into the horizon like a Fata Morgana?
Maybe you were drinking some pozol, maybe you were worried about that aces & eights hand you were dealt. Whatever happened, we found that lonesome stranger with the gravelly voice and the cinematic music. His name is Ben Nicholls, but prefers Dennis Hopper Choppers.
The rough and tough exterior was only one layer of his personality. We wanted to find out more after thoroughly loving his gospel (review) and wondering about that girl that walked out of town… Continue reading “Interview – Dennis Hopper Choppers”