28 May 2009

MM Vol 2 - 110 - A3

MM Vol 2 #110


"Too Sick To Pray"

Genre: Lazy Sunday
Gone In 60 Seconds "The Soundtrack", which is more important? The movie vs the album? You're right, probably neither. A successful argument would be ... its just another Nicolas Cage film, or, the cars themselves were sexier than Angelina Jolie.
As for the soundtrack, well it's not The Big Chill is it? Only The Cult's "Painted On My Heart" [MM Vol 1 #008] was the only decent offering, but then again, I am sure there would be a large number disagreeing with that statement too. So, what made this film so successful that it made over $267 Million dollars? That is a lot of money considering its just another Nicolas Cage film!
We all know the answer is the cars featured in the film. The film probably didn't need any dialogue, save the final [and the only sentence uttered by Vinnie Jones character] speech superbly stating .... "If his unpleasant wounding has in some way enlightened the rest of you as to the grim finish beneath the glossy veneer of criminal life and inspired you to change your ways, then his injuries carry with it an inherent nobility, and a supreme glory. We should all be so fortunate. You say poor Toby? I say poor us."
Larry Love of A3
The edgy Nicolas Cage flick Gone in 60 Seconds is another action-packed drama featuring the very pouty Angelina Jolie; both of them play dirty dealers and car stealers. British heavy metal revivalists the Cult kick things off with the dark "Painted on My Heart," a haunting track that waves over the underlying sensuality between Cage and Jolie's characters. The quiet menace of Gomez's "Machismo" is striking, but it is Moby's Southern blues creation of "Flower" that seriously captures musical originality. The same goes for "Never Gonna Come Back Down" by fellow electronic colleague BT. Ex-Soul Coughing frontman M. Doughty lends a hand on lead vocals for a trance-happy psychedelic groove. Several rap music gurus also contribute: DMX, Method Man/Redman, but naturally the quickness of gangsta rapper Ice Cube is the only stand out. His hardcore badness is worthwhile as he bumps and grinds on a full tank of unleaded. Unfortunately, this is as exciting as it gets -- a quick sixty seconds. ~ [MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide]
Who is A3?
Metric version is A4
Alabama 3 are a British band mixing rock, dance, blues, country, and gospel styles. Founded in Brixton, London, in 1996. In the United States, it is known as A3 to avoid a legal conflict with the well-established country music band Alabama. The group achieved international fame when the producers of hit TV series The Sopranos chose its track "Woke Up This Morning" for the show's opening credits. The band is particularly notable for its fusion of styles, lyrics full of ironic intent, its deliberately humorous personas, and its outrageous live performances. Every member of the group has an alias by which they are known, the band's founding members adopting the personas Larry Love (Rob Spragg) and The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love (Jake Black). ~ [Source: Wikipedia]
For the Cult see MM Vol 1 #008 & Definitive 1000 #751
For Gomez see MM Vol 1 #51
For Moby see MM Vol 1 #79
For Alabama see MM Vol 1 #132
This song has a crowbarred rating of 52.9 out of 108
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