OST - Basketball Diaries
Basketball Diaries (rsd19)
real gone music
High school basketball star, junkie, street poet sensation, rock star.
..Jim Carroll packed a lot of life into the 60 years he spent on this planet. The 1995 film The Basketball Diaries based on his 1978 memoir captures him at the beginning of his odyssey, juggling private school, poetry, hoops ‘n’ heroin, a timeless antihero set-up if there ever was one. That allowed the filmmakers to bring the movie into the present, and to assemble a soundtrack of all-star alternative rock stars with only one nod (The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”) to the period of Carroll’s actual youth. The result: one of the best alternative soundtracks of the ‘90s with some off-the-beatenpath finds. For example: not only do you get Carroll’s rendition of “Catholic Boy” with Pearl Jam, a soundtrack featuring such heavyweights as PJ Harvey, The Cult, and Soundgarden. Real Gone Music releases the original soundtrack to The Basketball Diaries for the first time ever on vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day. The package features a newly-created gatefold jacket housing two LPs pressed in “basketball orange” vinyl. Limited to 2000 copies, this release puts this seminal alternative rock soundtrack where it belongs: on wax. LP 1: CATHOLIC BOY Jim Carroll with Pearl Jam / DEVIL’S TOE Graeme Revell with Jim Carroll / DOWN BY THE WATER PJ Harvey / WHAT A LIFE Rockers HiFi / I AM ALONE Graeme Revell with Jim Carroll / PEOPLE WHO DIED The Jim Carroll Band / RIDERS ON THE STORM The Doors / DIZZY Green Apple Quick Step LP 2: IT’S BEEN HARD Graeme Revell with Jim Carroll / COMING RIGHT ALONG The Posies / STRAWBERRY WINE Massive Internal Complications / STAR The Cult / DREAM MASSACRE Graeme Revell / I’VE BEEN DOWN Flea / BLIND DOGS Soundgarden