I really had no idea whether I'd like this one or not, but I hoped and
prayed and wished with all my heart that this could come close to being
as cool as Drugstore Cowboy or the rest of Van Sant's films. Yes, this
is the Gus Van Sant, friend and confident and collaborator of William S.
Burroughs, famous Hollywood movie guy, and not some band copying his name
to get attention.
Anyway, this is great, so campy, with depressing songs about Mom dying
and canine best friends and unrequited love, interspersed with chorus
lines like "You're so fa fa fa, so fa fa fa, so far away/but not so
far you can't send it/in the mail." It's painfully brilliant to listen
to, not quite a window into this genius' soul but just enough of a
teaser to make you want to know more about the man.
by Holly Day