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Basketball Diaries [Import]

Graeme Revell Audio CD
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1. Catholic Boy - Jim Carroll With Pearl Jam
2. Devil's Toe - Graeme Revell w/ Jim Caroll
3. Down By The Water - P.J. Harvey
4. What A Life - Rockers Hifi
5. I Am Alone - Jim Revell w/ Jim Carroll
6. People Who Died - The Jim Carroll Band
7. Riders On The Storm - The Doors
8. Dizzy - Green Apple Quickstep
9. It's Been Hard - Jim Revell w/ Jim Carroll
10. Coming Right Along - The Posies
11. Strawberry Wine - Massive Internal Complications
12. Star - The Cult
13. Dream Massacre - Graeme Revell
14. I've Been Down - Flea
15. Blind Dogs - Soundgarden

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Jim Carroll's harrowing saga of growing up troubled in New York City makes for a solid film with an excellent soundtrack to match. Cuts by a Vedder-less Pearl Jam (joining Carroll to rerecord his 1980 fav "Catholic Boy") and Soundgarden (offering the gloomy "Blind Dogs") merit the hype. P. J. Harvey gets extra mileage out of the brilliant "Down by the Water," Green Apple Quick Step's "Dizzy" is a winner and there's the curiosity factor of a, frankly, awful solo debut by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. --Jeff Bateman

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4.0 out of 5 stars It's a slam-dunk. Dec 9 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
Like anyone, I picked this up because of all the bands I liked on it. But the real bonus is that the bands I didn't know are just as great, or these songs anyway. One of the well known songs on here is "People Who Died", by the "Jim Carroll Band". All the songs involving him are good. The tracks from "PJ Harvey" and "The Cult" are good. Obviously "Riders On The Storm" is classic. The songs "Coming Right Along" and "Strawberry Wine" are suprisingly good as well. The only disappointments here are from "Flea" and "Soundgarden". Neither song is bad, but I expected more from them. This also has a few inserts from the book "Basketball Diaries".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a try April 21 2001
Format:Audio CD
It's a pity that this soundtrack is so overlooked, because it has some really great songs on it. Basketball Diaries is based on the life of Jim Carroll (who is now fronting The Jim Carroll Band) and he is featured in 4 tracks on this CD, notably Catholic Boy (Jim Carroll w/Pearl Jam), and my favorite, People Who Died (The Jim Carroll Band)- an ironically upbeat song about all his friends who've died. Other great songs are the trippy Down By The Water (PJ Harvey), the classic Riders on the Storm (The Doors), Dizzy (Green Apple Quick Step), Star (The Cult), and I've Been Down (Flea). It's worth a try, if not only for the Jim Carroll tracks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars As good as the movie... June 17 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I thought that the music was great, there were many artists that had really made the effort and added that extra thing to the song. At first I was going to give it five stars, until I heard that nr. 14 track with Flea, who seems to have the musical talent of one of those venerable bugs. After the first five seconds my opinion of the soundtrack completely dropped below ground level, but then I reminded myself of the other songs that could almost make up for this one, and the CD got a pretty decent four after all.
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