Boys Don't Cry

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Barnes & Noble - Jenny Eliscu
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jenny Eliscu
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.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Boys Don't Cry features songs by Roky Erickson, the Isley Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Smithereens, as well as two new songs by Shudder to Think's Nathan Larson, one a duet with Nina Persson of the Cardigans. While the music isn't as riveting as the film itself, it's an enjoyable companion to the viewing experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/1999
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923807827
  • Catalog Number: 8078
  • Sales rank: 152,365

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Bluest Eyes in Texas (5:04)
  2. 2 A New Shade of Blue (2:58)
  3. 3 She's Got a Way (3:26)
  4. 4 Who's That Lady (2:47)
  5. 5 Codine Blues - The Charlatans UK (2:23)
  6. 6 Silver Wings (2:13)
  7. 7 Who Do You Love? (3:26)
  8. 8 Tuesday's Gone (7:33)
  9. 9 Haunt (3:41)
  10. 10 Dustless Highway (3:02)
  11. 11 What's up with That? (2:51)
  12. 12 Why Can't We Live Together (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Charlatans UK Track Performer
The Dictators Track Performer
Roky Erickson Track Performer
The Bobby Fuller Four Track Performer
The Isley Brothers Track Performer
The Knitters Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Performer
Quicksilver Messenger Service Track Performer
The 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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