Some critics, professional and otherwise, expressed that pungent opinion about the Rolling Stones’ most recent compact disc, “Voodoo Lounge.” Not their most potent collection of compositions.
Not so cruel an opinion, however, should be laid upon the CD-ROM version of “Voodoo Lounge,” which is a disc of a different medium.
As multimedia rock ‘n’ roll products go, “Voodoo Lounge” is the most thorough, if not the most colorful, and surely the most surreal. After all, just have a look at the expressions of Mick and Keith and Ronnie and Charlie; they reek of surrealism.
As visitors to a fabulously trashy Southern mansion that the Stones have taken over, we get to meet, besides the lads in the band, the bouncers, the bartenders, landlord Baron Samedi and a few other weirdos, and a bevy of fetching, scantily clad beauties on the prowl.
Interactivity-wise, “Voodoo Lounge” is fairly typical. There are 16 various venues in the duplex mansion).Click on various portraits, people and objects scattered throughout the place and the videos and audio bits come to “life.”
In the background, we can hear muddy remixes of some of the “Voodoo Lounge” tunes as we tour.
xxxx “VOODOO LOUNGE” By the Rolling Stones (Virgin/GTE Entertainment, hybrid CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh, about $40)