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Drugstore Cowboy

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The album companion to Gus Van Sant's study of youthful junkie lowlifes is split between hit singles of the late '60s and Elliot Goldenthal's score, which is dominated by eerie electronics and synthesizers. The hits ("Psychotic Reaction," "Judy in Disguise," "The Israelites," "Put a Little Love in Your Heart") are kind of fun; the score is more interesting than most such efforts. Whether both sides of the coin appeal to individual listeners is somewhat of a chancy proposition. But the LP at least divides the songs and the score into two separate sides for those who only want one or the other, or don't want them interspersed with each other. Also includes Abbey Lincoln's "For All We Know."