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Performance (Soundtrack, Explicit)

by Various Artists
Performance by Various Artists
Released: Sep 1970
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
Fans of freaky '70s movies know Performance well. It was in constant art house rotation with Scorpio Rising, Annie Hall and Fellini films until video killed most college-town cinema collectives. Regardless of the movie, though, fans of classic rock need to get to know this long-out-of-print soundtrack. The best cuts include Keith Richards joining Mick Jagger, the film's star, on an original called "Memo from Turner" and Ry Cooder actually getting Randy Newman to kick out the blues rock jams. There is also much instrumental druggy creepiness and Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Nick Dedina