Friday, November 04, 2016

Joe Jackson: Mike's Murder - The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983)

Apparently, this movie -- Mike's Murder -- sucks. The good news is that I have never seen it. Side one contains five pop songs, in the same vein as Night and Day, while side two is all instrumental. The five pop tunes from side one later appeared on the deluxe CD edition of Night and Day. According to Wikipedia, very little of Jackson's material ended up in the film, so I guess there is no reason to see it, unless you are a fan of Debra Winger or James Bridges, whoever he is. It also means that the subtitle (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) is misleading, to say the least.

This is a good record, but not as good as Night and Day, which is fine. The best track might just be ZĂ©mio, the 11+ minute instrumental.

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