"Brothers of the Head: Music from the Motion Picture" (Milan; 2006)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton


"Brothers of the Head" is a fictitious film, based on the book by Brian Wilson Aldiss, about conjoined twins who form a punk rock band called The Bang Bang. I haven't seen it. It's supposed to be a pretty good film.

The soundtrack to the film, advertised as the "Original Unreleased Album - Remastered" (of course, it is neither unreleased or remastered), "Brothers of the Head: Music From the Motion Picture" is a collection of mostly old school punk rock songs that sound like the kind of punk rock songs someone would write today for a movie that takes place back then. In other words, they're not bad, but they don't sound authentic, at least to these ears.

That probably makes no difference, however. The songs on this CD are fairly entertaining and probably work great for the film and that's really all that matters. The soundtrack is listenable on its own but I bet it's much better once you see the film and really know the story behind it. With very little background (basically, just what I've read on the web and in various press releases), the CD didn't exactly excite me.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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