Sunday, January 26, 2014
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - AMERICAN HUSTLE
Hats off for the inclusion of the Bee Gee's How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, a gem that deserves more attention, as does all the group's early work. Tom Jones' Delilah is overwrought, like all his hits, but still a hoot. Blah to America's Neil Young rip, Horse With No Name though. The rarer, original version of Don't Leave Me This Way, by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is used over Thelma Houston's #1 hit, again a nice touch. But scarily, there's also Donna Summer's breakthrough, I Feel Love. For you younger listeners who want to know what the mid-70's were like, spin that, and you'll realize we didn't hate disco, we were very very afraid of it. And, we were right. Anyhoo, 10 of 15 cuts here are pretty cool, if you don't own them already, and it's a good spin from start to almost end.