Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Stereolab and Joe Buck

I've been meaning to say publicly that much of Sterolab's music (for instance, the first couple of minutes of "Double Rocker" from "Sound Dust") sounds a lot like the music playing in the party scene from "Midnight Cowboy." There, I've said it. I don't hold it against them or anything. In fact, I've always enjoyed that music. I'm just saying.


LondonLee said...

I think I read somewhere once that the Velvet Underground were supposed to be playing at the party in the movie. It was one of Warhol's parties, he wasn't there because he got shot.

Jason Hartley said...

I think it's better that VU weren't in the movie (or Andy Warhol), at least for me. One of the things I like about the movie is that though it reflects its time and place, it isn't chained to them. It has a fantastic quality that makes it more than just a movie about New York weirdos. Putting such recognizable people on the screen would have brought a little too much reality into the movie for my tastes.