Laurel Canyon – Hollywood

From the intriguing Fran McDormand movie which—as one of its few flaws—suggested Britpop could flourish in LA, an eclectic, rather excellent collection. Whether we needed actor Alessandro Nivola to team up with Lou Barlow on two tracks is debatable, but around them you'll find Mercury Rev's exquisite "In A Funny Way" (one of the best things they've done), Butthole Surfers' wry "Shame Of Life", Steely Dan, Clinic and Sparklehorse. Not eclectic enough yet? Throw in Eartha Kitt growling "C'est Si Bon" and—again, woo-hah—T.

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From the intriguing Fran McDormand movie which?as one of its few flaws?suggested Britpop could flourish in LA, an eclectic, rather excellent collection. Whether we needed actor Alessandro Nivola to team up with Lou Barlow on two tracks is debatable, but around them you’ll find Mercury Rev’s exquisite “In A Funny Way” (one of the best things they’ve done), Butthole Surfers’ wry “Shame Of Life”, Steely Dan, Clinic and Sparklehorse. Not eclectic enough yet? Throw in Eartha Kitt growling “C’est Si Bon” and?again, woo-hah?T. Rex with the supremely groovesome “Planet Queen”. You’ll kick back by the pool with a long cool one. Or you’ll wish you were.

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