Sunday, April 6, 2008

Crispin H. Glover - "The Big Problem Does Not Equal The Solution. The Solution = Let It Be" CD

Crispin is a highly talented and literate guy, that much I can pretty well decipher. His acting is top-notch, and his film work (I have only seen 'What Is It?') is, at the very least, provocative, and possibly visionary, even. He isn't afraid of being seen as a kook or a weirdo. And that, in itself, is honorable, I suppose. However, this 1989 music & spoken LP (featuring music by Barnes & Barnes of 'Fish Heads' fame) is really pretty lame and far too self-consciously 'weird' for it's own good. Granted, his Charles Manson cover (the fine 'Never Say 'Never' To Always) is fun, but his shrieking and annoying version of 'These Boots Were Made For Walkin' is just plain bad. And Glover's little short story ('Oak Mot') is pretty forgettable and pointless. Leave this one to the bargain bins. (Restless)

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