Valley Morning - Loudon Wainwright III - Strange Weirdos (Music From And Inspired By The Film Knocke
Label: Concord Records - 0888072303010 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Folk Rock, Score
Unlike so many recordings that are "music from and inspired by the film," this one actually serves as both a soundtrack and as Loudon Wainwright III 's new album. According to Apatow's liner notes, he saw Wainwright perform "Grey in L. Wainwrightin London at the time, asked if he could use Thompson. Wainwright was also working on his own album with Henry and suggested him as a co-collaborator. The music from the songs on the album other than two songs, "Grey in L.
The rest of the songs were used with their lyrics stripped out as incidental music. So here are the songs that Wainwright and Henry cut, vocals and all. It's a two-for-one deal as a soundtrack and a new Wainwright album. As such, it's his best material in years; in more than a decade, actually. It's focused, adventurous, and alternately lush and to the bone.
The band plays like a band, the songs have no extra baggage lyrically or musically, and walks many musical lines without ever crossing over into any one genre for too long. Wainwright 's as wry as ever, but without the caustic bitterness that can plague some of his best work. Which is funny here, because it is genuine and reveals more of the artist's aesthetic personality than many of his more recent recordings do.
In other words, Wainwright comes across as completely unmasked, and he's having the time of his life. The way these players interact together, even when it is with a string section who are none other than the Section Quartetfeels organic, inseparable from the body of the composition or the grain in the singer's voice.
Strange Weirdos may have an outrageous title, but these songs are anything but. Check out the daytime reflections of "Valley Morning," where the protagonist watches, muses and reflects on love as all this Valley Morning - Loudon Wainwright III - Strange Weirdos (Music From And Inspired By The Film Knocke on. In the song, the protagonist is on the edge, but he doesn't know of what. He's been torn up a bit by life fleeting by as his desperation turns to resignation: " In the wooly B-3 organ drenched gospel of "X or Y" is a sly reflection of childbirth and how acceptance of the gender of a child is all taken care of, so stress is useless, why worry?
It's either gonna be a girl or a boy. It's hilarious and wise in its folksy way. Predetermination never sounded so useless or silly. Wainwright and Henry would probably both bristle at the term "poetic," but it's the only way to describe a love song that is as brutally honest and desperate as "You Can't Fail Me Now. To the skittering mandolin and strings, this plea for mercy isn't based on anything but the vulnerability that only intimacy can give us the permission to confess.
Strange Weirdos is a small testament to the loopy, lopsided journey of love in life. In Wainwright 's world here, love -- flawed, selfish, open, disillusioned, frightened and above all comical, no matter how complex or tragic it is -- is all there is, whether it be familial or romantic, or even ideological, it's what we have in the sum total: either too By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Various - Songwriters For The Stars 1 ▪ Jimmy Webb / Rupert Holmes, too little, or none at all.
We either desire it with the core of our beings, or we wish to be out of it and walk away, or we are so fully in it we glimpse the secrets of the world. And it is so much more than we ever consider it to be because it is everything.
Who would have thought that at this stage in his career, Valley Morning - Loudon Wainwright III - Strange Weirdos (Music From And Inspired By The Film Knocke with help from a very empathetic co-producer in Henry whose contribution is not to be underestimated would come up with a recording like this: a treasure chest of truly great songs that communicate so effortlessly.
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