Stegzy's Music Project

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Music Project – Album #50 – Absolute Beginners (Soundtrack)

on June 21, 2014

Absolute Beginners (Soundtrack)

Absolute Beginners is one of those films you’ve either seen or not. But nearly everyone knows the title tune as performed by David Bowie.

I saw the film many years ago, some time in the mid-nineties when it was already old. The young plastic surgery free Patsy Kensit looking very tasty, the fresh faced Eddie O’Connell acting his socks off and even a bit part for good old Lionel “Give us a Clue” Blair. All mixed together by jazz and soul with a light dressing of British humour. It was no wonder it was a flop.

With artists such as Sade, The Style Council and even British stalwald Ray Davies popping up, the soundtrack is a rather good old toe tapper.

Whenever I listen to it I’m immediately transported back to my vane efforts to restylise myself as an independent batchelor in my crumby bedsit in the Wavertree suburbs of Liverpool.

I didn’t grow a soul patch. Nor did I start poncing around in berets and lounge about looking moody. So I guess I got off lightly.


One response to “Music Project – Album #50 – Absolute Beginners (Soundtrack)

  1. […] lounge smooth jazz, soul music with extra sleeze and flashbacks to Absolute Beginners. I’m not especially a Sade fan. I can only name about 3 songs by her (all of which appear on […]

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