About a month or so ago, I made my first (but hopefully not last) sojourn to Amoeba Music in Hollywood. While I was there, I looked through the used rock section and decided to pick up Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense.”
I like the Heads, but I only know one of their albums (“Little Creatures,” if you’re curious); I didn’t even know that I was buying a soundtrack (more or less) rather than an album. Oh well; I loved the CD anyway.
“On The Town,” the 1949 musical starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, is a charmer, an aggressive charmer. It’s filled with so much good cheer and wink-filled fun that you’ll walk away with a toothache.
The plot is simple enough; Gabey (Kelly), Chip (Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin), three of the greenest sailors to ever grace the silver screen, are on leave for 24 hours in the Big Apple. It’s the first trip for all three, and they all have different ideas of how to spend their day in paradise.