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Various Artists - Basketball Diaries (OST) (RSD19)

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High school basketball star, junkie, street poet sensation, rock star...Jim Carroll packed a lot of life into the 60 years he spent on this planet. The 1995 Basketball Diaries, based on his 1978 memoir, captures him at the beginning of his odyssey, juggling private school, poetry, hoops ‘n’ heroin, a timeless an hero set-up if there ever was one. That allowed the filmmakers to bring the movie into the present, and to assemble a soundtrack of all-star alternative rock stars with only one nod (The Doors’ Riders on the Storm) to the period of Carroll’s actual youth. The result: one of the best alternative soundtracks of the ‘90s with some off-the-beaten-path finds. For example: not only do you get Carroll’s rendi on of Catholic Boy with Pearl Jam, a soundtrack featuring such heavyweights as PJ Harvey, The Cult, and Soundgarden. Real Gone Music releases the original soundtrack to The Basketball Diaries for the first me ever on vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day. The package features a newly-created gatefold jacket housing two LPs pressed in “basketball orange” vinyl. Limited to 2000 copies, this release puts this seminal alternative rock soundtrack where it belongs: on wax.