I'm not sure whether I should be embarrassed about the confession I'm about to make or not but here we go. I have never seen The Big Lebowski. I bring this up as over the years I have heard people raving about it in articles and on the radio and each time it comes up I think ' I really should get round to watching that dvd' but then never do anything more about it. I think that this is due to the fact that nobody has personally recommended it, I have never heard anyone in my circle of friends and barely tolerated other raving about it.
Anyhoo, it cropped up again on Saturday when I was listening to the Huey Show on 6Music, Huey was doing a vinyl only show playing songs from the listener curated crate of the perfect record collection and he said that the best soundtrack album according to those who listen on a Saturday a.m. was The Big Lebowski and he played a Bob Dylan track. This sent me off to the computer to check out the track listing for the album and I have to say that I wasn't that impressed, some good tunes but I could think of loads better. But when I thought about it I could only come up with one where I loved every track on the album and that was The Big Chill, the first one that popped into my head was Pretty In Pink but that was ruled out due to the inclusion of inxs and Belouis Some and the omission of possible the best song from the soundtrack and without doubt the finest scene in the film, Try A Little Tenderness. That's the problem with most soundtracks there's always some pish that you have to skip, probably Some Kind Of Wonderful comes close but again, it's fucked up by a horrible remix of The Hardest Walk.
I've kind of gone off topic here, I suppose I'm wondering is The Big Lebowski worth shelling out a few quid on ebay for the DVD or not?
Here is a track, the original of which is on The Big Lebowski soundtrack and I like it but I do prefer Sharon Jones version.
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In