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Re: (TV) Verlaine in Uncut

Verlaine's track on I'M NOT THERE is a terrific, I agree. As a whole, the soundtrack is hit or miss (like any covers compilation), but there's at least 1 solid disc of good music.

Verlaine's comments in UNCUT and Lloyd's liner notes remind me of reading about Love, about whom a reviewer wrote in 1966 or 1967 something to the effect of, "They could be huge, but their personalities keep getting in the way." I wonder if the same could be said of Television c. 1977, 1992, etc.


----- Original Message ----
From: leif joley <leifjoley@hotmail.com>
To: tv@obbard.com
Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 7:33:42 AM
Subject: (TV) Verlaine in Uncut

Don't think it has been recognized in here, but in the #127 issue of
from late last year, there's a special about the "I'm not there"
Verlaine is featured, saying things like, "If anybody calls me up to do
 a song
I'll do it. If they call me up to do an Everly Brothers song I'll give
 it a
try. But Dylan is probably easier than most to do, because the songs
 are so
simple." Verlaine does not come through as the friendliest person;
 asked how
he sang "Cold Iron Bounds", the reply is, "With my voice." So it is
 like it
should be. Those who've seen the picture might have noticed that his
contribution is by far the most used in the film, about seven or eight
just one with Verlaine singing, the other times at sinister moments.
 Which is
also as it should be. His version is one of the masterpieces on the
 album -
although not the only one, since the soundtrack on the whole is pretty

Which, by the way, could not be said about that last effort from Lloyd.
There's some grandiose badness, in the musical content as well as
 amongst the
liner notes.

Leif J, Moscow
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