May 7, 1988 |
J.D. Souther, Karla Bonoff and an efficient desalination process probably could alter the ecological future of Southern California. Harness the tear-jerking potential of these two quintessential exponents of mellow, '70s-vintage L.A. songwriting, and the region would be drought-proof.
May 9, 2013 |
"Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went to 11 and whose guitar you were not to touch or even to look at -- Guest has been an architect of modern comedy, from the improvised dialogue that marks his films to the documentary style in...
September 25, 1987 |
Roy Orbison won't be "Only the Lonely" when he films a Cinemax Sessions special Wednesday in Los Angeles. Among those joining the be-shaded star for renditions of such classic songs as "Blue Bayou" and "Dream Baby" will be Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Don Henley, Maria McKee, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther and Tom Waits, with T-Bone Burnett serving as the show's music director.
July 17, 1988 |
** 1/2 JOE STRUMMER, OTHERS "Permanent Record" sound track. Epic. Joe Strummer dominates the first half of this sound-track album from the recent box-office bomb about a teen-ager's suicide. He's backed by the Latino Rockabilly War, and indeed, he mines the best of the two worlds suggested by that group's name--guitar basics and polyrhythmic percussion.