Tuesday, November 21, 2006

re: 2000 to 1983 to 1987

Today's re: is brought to you by Patrick Bateman. Perhaps a music blogger himself? The guy knows his music or does he?
(excerpt taken from the Universal Pictures movie "American Psycho")
Writing credits (WGA) by Bret Easton Ellis (novel)
Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner (screenplay)

The living room floor has been meticulously covered with
Owen is slumped drunkenly in a white Eames chair, a glass
in his hand. Bateman is looking through his CDs.

You like Huey Lewis and the News?

They're okay.

Their early work was a little too New Wave for my
taste. But then Sports came out in 1983, I think they really
came into their own, commercially and artistically.

Bateman walks to his bathroom, taking a large ax out of the
shower. He takes two Valium.

mp3: Huey Lewis and the News- "I want a new drug"

(Said partly from the bathroom)
The whole album has a clear, crisp sound and a new sheen of
consummate professionalism that gives the songs a big boost.
Bateman comes back out and leans the ax against the wall.
He walks to the foyer and puts on a raincoat, watching Owen
from behind ail the time.

He's been compared to ELvis Costello but I think
Huey has a more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

In 1987 Huey released this, Fore!, their most
accomplished album. I think I heir undisputed masterpiece is
"Hip To Be Square," a song so catchy that most people probably
don't listen to the lyrics. But they should because it's not
just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of
trends. It's al~ a personal statement about the band itself.

Bateman puts on "Hip To Be Square."
mp3: Huey Lewis and the News- "Hip To Be Square"
(YouSend- for a limited time)

BATEMAN crosses the room and picks up the ax.

We follow BATEMAN from behind as he walks up to Owen, the
ax raised over his head.

Added info:
Sports by Huey Lewis and the News was yours truly's very first vinyl record album purchased.

Buy the album:
For Sports
For Fore!

Buy the book ovah here.

Buy the DVD ovah here.


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