Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

     
 

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Don't expect to hear The Cure song from which BOYS DON'T CRY took its name on this soundtrack. Although that song's fleeting appearance in the film comes at a perfect moment in the story -- I won't ruin it for you -- its presence would only disturb the dusty, roots-rock vibe that dominates this collection. We're not talking Wilco here:See more details below

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Don't expect to hear The Cure song from which BOYS DON'T CRY took its name on this soundtrack. Although that song's fleeting appearance in the film comes at a perfect moment in the story -- I won't ruin it for you -- its presence would only disturb the dusty, roots-rock vibe that dominates this collection. We're not talking Wilco here: Whoever put this album together obviously has a thing for a whole different kind of American music -- the psychedelicized rockabilly bubbling under tunes like Roky Erickson's "Haunt," the Knitters' "Silver Wings," Quicksilver Messenger Service's "Who Do You Love," and a version of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Codine Blues" from the Charlatans, an obscure '60s proto-psych group, not the contemporary Brit-pop outfit. That last one is a great, shambling, country dirge, with just a hint of psychedelic guitar tones. Another great vintage number is the Bobby Fuller Four's "A New Shade of Blue," which sounds pretty sweet in comparison to the boring new Smithereens song snuck in next to it. Meanwhile, Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone" is simply beautiful -- so much so, in fact, that its ringing guitar sound and soulful stomp is more likely to have you digging up your copy of PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-NERD than returning to this album after a couple listens. The few new tracks here aren't much to speak of, except for the opening tune, "The Bluest Eyes in Texas." Sung by the Cardigans' Nina Persson and written by Shudder to Think's Nathan Larson, the country ballad is the perfect reflection of the pathos that defines the movie itself.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923807827
catalogNumber:
8078
Rank:
212895

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Performance Credits

Charlatans UK   Track Performer
Dictators   Track Performer
Roky Erickson   Track Performer
Bobby Fuller Four   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Knitters   Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Track Performer
Quicksilver Messenger Service   Track Performer
Smithereens   Track Performer
Timmy Thomas   Track Performer
Doug Petty   Keyboards
Kevin March   Snare Drums
Nina Persson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jim Dunbar   Producer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Bill Emmons   Engineer
Nathan Larson   Producer
Emily Lazar   Mastering

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