Entertainment: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists on LP
Experience the soundtrack to Neil Hamburger's existential dread. Entertainment is the unnerving film account of a traveling comedian lost on the brink. A broken, aging comic tours the California desert, cast away in a sea of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and self-serving attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he drags across the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he confronts a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters.
This sonic companion to Entertainment comes straight from the record collection of top-secret Neil Hamburger alter ego Gregg Turkington, an avid gatherer of privately pressed curios and the self-proclaimed #1 fan of Frank Sinatra Jr. Joining the Son of the Chairman of the Board on this LP is a cast of downtrodden personalities, including a emphatically Los Angeleno nun, an Italian-language folkie whose guitar laments the Vietnam war, and a Columbus, OH, civil rights activist and record man. Included are interstitial dialogue snippets, one of which lets co-star John C. Reilly supply a bizarre rendition of "Away In A Manger."