Vices Aural In Nature

by Honest Babe on September 4, 2015

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 Hm. Okay. So I just watched Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and I don’t really know what I just watched. A bud of mine said that it was something like The Big Lebowski Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Though I chuckled heartily at the seamless corollary, there is far too much going on here – as is to be expected from anything based off of a dense Thomas Pynchon book – but I think it’s going to take another couple…dozen views before I can even begin to put anything down in the form of an opinion. That said, when it comes to the film’s transportive and delightful soundtrack, some forms of greatness need only come in one take to be understood fully, thoroughly, soulfully. Yes, some things, vices or otherwise, are inherently great:

Can – Vitamin C
The Markets – Here Comes the Ho-Dads
Minnie Riperton – Les Fleurs
Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki
Neil Young – Journey Through the Past
Les Baxter – Simba
Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now

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