Crumb [Original Soundtrack]

Crumb [Original Soundtrack]

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The poster art for Crumb has a caricature of Robert Crumb (drawn by the artist himself) with a gun held to the back of his head. Crumb's life, it seems, is just like that: perverse, violent, and disturbing. Yet there's a genteel element to it, too, which we find described in the genteel music used for the film -- a collection of early jazz and ragtime pieces,

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The poster art for Crumb has a caricature of Robert Crumb (drawn by the artist himself) with a gun held to the back of his head. Crumb's life, it seems, is just like that: perverse, violent, and disturbing. Yet there's a genteel element to it, too, which we find described in the genteel music used for the film -- a collection of early jazz and ragtime pieces, most of them performed by pianist David Boeddinghaus and guitarist Craig Ventresco, with a few items drawn from old 78 rpm sides. The overall effect is on the sweet and befuddled side, the charming inverse of Crumb's life, and reflective of Crumb's passion for this music (he founded the Cheap Suit Serenaders, a band devoted to this kind of music). Just beware of one thing -- the album runs over 70 minutes and includes a plethora of cuts, none of which have track numbers anywhere on the sleeve, reducing the listener to a counting job. This is a minor complaint.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/1995
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431032226
catalogNumber:
10322

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