Welcome to week two of my new speed rating service where it’s always wise to buckle up ’cause ya never know who we’ll slam into!
• South Park — The Passion Of The Jew (Paramount DVD) :: Oh my God, they killed … sorry, wrong character. • The Rolling Stones — You Can’t Always Get What You Want (ABKCO) :: Dismayed that the Stones are shilling for Coca-Cola? Then you’ve obviously never heard the Rice Krispies TV jingle they recorded for Kellogg’s back in 1963. • Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow (Paramount Pictures) :: Where’s Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers when we really need them? • Finn Brothers — Everyone Is Here (Nettwerk) :: It’s true that the wonkiness exhibited by Neil and Tim during their glory days with Split Enz and Phil Manzanera has been burnished to a smooth mature sheen on this low-key release, but the last time I looked you weren’t getting any younger either. • Monday Night Football (ABC) :: Seeing Dennis Hopper back on a chopper in his old Easy Rider Buckskin Billy duds is the closest we’ll ever get to the late Terry Southern’s proposed Biker Heaven sequel. • SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Faces — Five Guys Walk Into A Bar … (Warner Bros.) :: Here’s why this 64-page book is the greatest chronicle extant about the greatest bar band the world has ever known: Everyone candidly chimes in with tales of brave inebriation; more than half of the photographs on display were taken by esteemed CREEM Magazine shutterbugs at Faces concerts either in Detroit or Ann Arbor; strangely enough, all of them are in focus; and, if you act now, you’ll also get four free records to which you can drink, sing, or anything (even shake a leg now and then). • Be seeing you!Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org