Then I caught the movie on HBO. Critic Roger Ebert's opinion that the flick is on the verge of greatness but never makes it -- wow, isn't that the most appropriate metaphor for teenage life, as depicted in the film?
One of the great blessings of art is when you can share the artists' reaction to their pain -- but you don't have to feel that pain yourself! Yes, we are all psychic vampires, I guess.
Anyway, these songs are fun. I dummied up a CD disc to emulate the LP cover.
The songs are:
01. Rock Hard - Suzi Quatro (3:19)
02. Talk of the Town - The Pretenders (3:13)
03. Same Old Scene - Roxy Music (3:54)
04. Down in the Park - Gary Numan (4:23)
05. Help Me! - Marcy Levy & Robin Gibb (3:25)
06. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads (3:36)
07. Pretty Boys - Joe Jackson (3:21)
08. Take This Town - XTC (4:06)
09. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones (2:29)
10. Damn Dog - Robin Johnson (2:38)
11. Your Daughter Is One - Robin Johnson & Trini Alvarado (2:10)
12. Babylon's Burning - The Ruts (2:31)
13. You Can't Hurry Love - D L Byron (3:07)
14. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed (4:08)
15. The Night Was Not - Desmond Child & Rouge (3:00)
16. Innocent, Not Guilty - Garland Jeffreys (2:13)
17. Grinding Halt - The Cure (2:48)
18. Pissing in the River - Patti Smith Group (4:39)
19. Flowers in the City - David Johansen (3:04)
20. Damn Dog (Reprise) - Robin Johnson (2:51)
21. Dangerous Type - The Cars (4:19) -- Bonus Track
And here you go.
See you Thursday!