A Conversation for Ry Cooder

Note to the Editor

Post 1

From Distant Shores

Why did you link a reference to one of the living greats of rhythm and blues to a story about a mausoleum ?

From Distant Shores


Note to the Editor

Post 2

Steve K.

Probably not a good idea anymore to name an act after something famous, nobody will find you on the Internet smiley - smiley

Also, another note - I think the discography is missing a soundtrack - "Crossroads" in the mid 80's. Amazon has the CD, with some good reviews for the bluesy stuff, and negative reviews for what was left out from the movie, the more metal stuff.


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Post 3

Metal Chicken

Maybe because of the blues musician of that name - I remember contributing to a brief conversation about him hanging off the Taj Mahal article. Let me check.
There we are, try this :- http://www.h2g2.com/forumframe.cgi?thread=5412&forum=564


Soundtracks

Post 4

Occasional Hieroglyphic, wanderer in search of the exoteric

I remember watching a film called Southern Comfort (which I won't watch again) and thinking, "I know this music, I know this" all the way through.
Mr Cooder strikes again I believe, although I never did find out for sure.


Soundtracks

Post 5

Steve K.

Well, he must have done part of the "Southern Comfort" soundtrack, his 2-CD "Music by Ry Cooder" includes "Theme from Southern Comfort", a pretty good movie music piece IMHO, sets a feeling for southern swamps - not too far from Houston, where I live. I haven't seen the movie, so I can't say whether the theme works - my review book gives it good marks, sounds like an even more violent update of "Deliverance" from a decade earlier, which I do like.


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Post 6

Occasional Hieroglyphic, wanderer in search of the exoteric

Yes, that'a a good comparison. It probably makes more sense than Deliverance, in that 'they who got it' deserved it to a great extent.

I'm not particulaly keen on this type of film, mindless violence (even mindful violence) doesn't make me happy and joyful.

Personally I like being happy.


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Post 7

Steve K.

Yup, violence/depression/misery isn't particularly my thing either. but looking down the list of Ry Cooder's soundtracks, there's not a lot of comedy/upbeat there smiley - smiley. The closest looks like "Crossroads", which still has violence. I guess that's why they call it the blues.

I guess he wasn't invited to the soundtrack of "High Fidelity", a pretty funny movie IMHO.


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