The chances of another Austin Powers movie are all but nil, thank God. Thus, this sequel to On the Brink: Return of the Instro-Hipsters has missed its calling, because it would’ve made the perfect soundtrack, right down to its generally undistinguished, picked-over-sounding material. Most of the tracks hail from 1965-68. As you might expect, then, boisterous brass, various organs, and an overall sense of mustiness dominate. The Outer Limits’ “Black Boots” has a solid, heavy, sample-worthy rhythm, while The Johnny Harris Orchestra’s “Lulu’s Theme” is a fairly funky take on the Kinks’ “Lola”, and Harold McNair’s “The Hipster” features Rashaan Roland Kirk-like flute blowing. Most of this, however, is just too dated, wacky, and over-the-top to interest anyone except self-designated curators and shag carpet afficcionados.
// Sound Affects
"The man whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, David Allan Coe, The Highwaymen, and countless others succumbs to time’s cruel cue that the only token of permanence we have to offer are the effects of shared moments and memories.READ the article