Dic 27 2008, 11:43
I first saw the movie Kids on a pirate VHS cassette overdubbed in Russian sometime in late 1996 or early 1997. I think I probably had the Kids
soundtrack earlier, probably based on the strength of the Folk Implosion
song "Natural One
". In the decade plus since, I have seen the movie once or twice more, but have listened to the soundtrack dozens, if not hundreds of times. Of course, I haven't played it more than once or twice in the last six or seven years, which is why I listened to it today. My thoughts? It's definitely better than the movie. And I am glad to have these songs back in my collection. But again, the reason I never ripped this in the first place is because I listened to it so much in high school, that it's permanently imprinted on my brain. Why do I need it on my iPod, when I can call up the key tracks from memory? Almost, anyway. There are essentially only three artists on the disc: Daniel Johnston
, Lou Barlow
(in Folk Implosion
mode), and Slint
. I can't recall if I'd heard any Barlow before this disc, but I certainly explored his world in a bit more depth later. I unloaded most of my Folk Implosion records ultimately, because outside of 1-2 good songs, they were all rather weak. Regarding Sebadoh, I ended up with a few discs, but only one -- Bubble & Scrape
-- have I ever bothered ripping. Same story -- more filler than killer. I do have to thank the soundtrack's producer for introducing me to Slint: "Good Morning Captain
" was (and is) a great fucking song (and come to think of it, I think it was on one of the mix tapes I brought to Russia with me, so I guess I had this before I saw the movie), and introduced me to Slint (which opened me up to a lot of new things). I don't know why I never went farther into Daniel Johnston's catalog -- his little insane ramblings on here were pretty good, but I guess they never showed up in the local record store or on Columbia House's free CD pages. Overall, I'm glad to have these songs back in the library.
As always, if you decide to download the record, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.