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XXX: Music from Thinking XXX

various artists

Emporer Norton

 

The soundtrack to an HBO documentary on the making of a coffee
table book where the photographer takes pics of porn stars dressed and
undressed in the same pose. I watched the last 10 minutes of it the other night and was less than titilated, but hey, that's me. On a certain level, the book's concept is more than a little trite.
The doc gives you some comments and insight on the porn industry, but no more than you already know from watching any other HBO porn industry-doc (and there must be a hundred of them).

It's ironic that a documentary that's targeted at a hetro audience has a soundtrack dominated by strobe-light disco dance songs you'd hear at a gay nightclub. Electronic disco, break beats, smooth breathy vocals with dirty lyrics. It's fun if you're into that sort
of thing. Tracks by Peaches, Ladytron, Futon's weird Kraftwerkian take on "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and the Velvet's "Here She Comes" are worth downloading. The rest of it sounds like run-of-the-mill house music that rarely varies in style or texture, which can get boring about halfway through. Good if your jogging, I suppose.

Note: My copy came with a booklet filled with nude images -- an incentive to pick up the CD version and not buy it from i-Tunes.


back torevhead.gif (1924 bytes)   Posted Jan. 15, 2005. Copyright 2005 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.



Rating: No

Obligatory pull-quote: "It's ironic that a documentary that's targeted at a hetro audience has a soundtrack dominated by strobe-light disco dance songs you'd hear at a gay nightclub."