Performance (1970 Film) Soundtrack
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Five Stars!! Highly recommended!!
There are several stand out tracks here..." GET AWAY" is a chopped up funky blues with Tabla on which one can hear Ry's work with Captain Beefheart...especially the flavor of the song " SHO NUFF I DO" off the Safe As Milk album..the second half is something the North Mississippi Alstars might have appropriated(haven't we all?) into their sound.
The track by the LAST POETS- " WAKE UP NIGGERS" is an amazing spoken w/ conga piece that is well before it's time(is that even possible?) and may be the most dramatic performance on trhe album. It precedes and completely eclipses the current rhyming dictionary inanity of most Gangsta/Hip Hop being offered to the world for the past few years. The LAST POETS blow my mind.I'm buying all their albums after hearing this.
Jack Nitzsche was a prolific producer of sountracks. Check out the Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker Jam on " THE HOT SPOT" and his production on C.C. Adcocks LAFAYETTE MARQUIS Album.
I do, however, doubt he actually WROTE these pieces. Directed-maybe- but wrote? Hmmm. sounds like a Production-Contractual agreement clause. He did have a rarely surpassed ability to bring musical elements together ordinarily not heard.He had a rare ear and imagination. He was a master of the art of Musical collage.
Mick Jagger is in full swagger in Memo From Turner, but there are numerous fantastic performances - Lost Poets, Buffy Sainte-Marie - with blistering bottleneck guitar solos from Ry Cooder and Newman delivering a gem with Gone Dead Train.
This is a perfect merging of music to cinema, as viciously brilliant as it is disturbing.
1970's London underworld melds with a London guru, (Mr. Jagger) & a man on the run from the "Firm", (James Fox).
This seemingly conventional scenario is influenced by drugs, gender-bending & mind games. The plot is diverse as is the film score.
The London setting is amazingly & unobtrusively enhanced by the American score.
Merry Clayton - a hellish & heavenly sound.
Ry Cooder - at his best.
Buffy Sainte Marie - magic.
And The Lost Poets - maybe the original rappers !!!!
Randy Newman at his early, raunchiest best.
And a few songs from Sir Michael!
All pulled together by Jack Nitzshce.
Watch, listen, get real.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant soundtrack and standout performances (hah!) by Jagger, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder et al. Still as fresh as it was when released.Published 3 months ago by B. Thomas
I never saw its parent movie, but the variety of artists and the performance of the Stones was top notch. It represents an expansion of creativity on the part of Mr. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by Neal Hoesing
Great movie, even better soundtrack. An interesting variety of music including a track of the original rappers the Last Poets. Pity rap lost its political and social focus.Published on November 28, 2012 by Bad Brad
Perhaps the best film ever made (so far) with a soundtrack album that features the relatively early Randy Newman, the Last Poets and Ry Cooder as a young but impressive slide... Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by kpivanov
When the Performance soundtrack is on, its REALLY on. A lot of this 1970 film music features Ry Cooder's slide guitar, mining the rootsy sound Jagger's Stones personified so well... Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
Memo from Turner is one the best Stones song ever. Mots of the other songs are great, but some are just weird synthesizer-type sounds. The best parts, though, are second to nonePublished on January 26, 2010 by Reader
i got this album for just 2 songs....Well really just one...
I have Jaggers 1st solo track, Memo from Turner on other cds...GREAT SONG, Jaggers very best solo track.. Read more