V/A feat. Boss Hog – Suburbia (FILM, US)

11 October 1996* Warner Brothers CVT 26036**
US video edition of Suburbia featuring a cover the Boss Hog cover of I’m Not Like Everybody Else and was also released on the soundtrack album.

*release date shown is when the film was first shown at the New York Film Festival, official release date was 7 February 1997.

**1997 UK video cassette catalogue number.

I’m Not Like Everybody Else was originally released by the Kinks on 3 June 1966 as the B-side to the Sunny Afternoon 7″ single, the track later appeared as a bonus track on the 1998 CD re-issue of Face To Face.

SYNOPSIS: “Richard Linklater’s fascination with suburban American youth is brought to the screen once again with this adaptation of Eric Bogosian’s stage play. The story follows a group of unmotivated high school graduates who spend their days and nights getting drunk and hanging out in front of their small town’s local convenience store. Jeff (Giovanni Ribisi) is the cynical and bitter boyfriend of Sooze (Amie Carey), a performance artist who is planning on moving to New York City to escape the confines of Burnfield. Buff (Steve Zahn) is an energetic goofball who drinks and eats to excess along with Tim (Nicky Katt), an alcoholic ex-Marine living off checks from the government. One particular night, their former classmate Pony (Jayce Bartok) returns to the parking lot to hang out with the group. Pony has recently hit the big time as a successful musician, which sparks massive friction between the friends. At the same time, the convenience store’s clerk, Nazeer (Ajay Naidu), has become fed up with their loitering, causing a confrontation that threatens to end the night in violence. Like DAZED AND CONFUSED and SLACKER, two other portraits of small town American life, Linklater creates a recognizable atmosphere that allows his actors to deliver Bogosian’s lines with a realism that is poignant, humorous, and believable.”

DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater
WRITER: Eric Bogosian
PRIMARY ACTORS: Giovanni Ribisi, Amie Carey, Steve Zahn, Nicky Katt, Jayce Bartok and Jayce Bartok
RUN TIME: 121 Mins

Boss Hog – I’m Not Like Everybody Else
Writer: Raymond Douglas Davies
Published: Davray Music Ltd./Carlin Music Corporation PRS
Recorded with Bil Emmons at Greene Street Studio, October 1996
Mixed with Jim Waters at Waterworks West, November 1996
(p) 1997 Geffen Records, Inc.
RELEASED ON: Suburbia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD, US)