Diner. Directed by Barry Levinson. (MGM, 1982.)


Drugstore Cowboy. Directed by Gus Van Sant. (Avenue Pictures, 1989.)


Bob Dylan and the Hawks. Live at the Manchester Free Trade Hall 5/17/66 (bootleg cassette, 1966.)3


Steve Earle. El Corazon. (Warner Brothers, 1997.)


Chuck Eddy. Stairway to Hell: The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums in the Universe. (Harmony Books, 1991.)


Eight Men Out. Directed by John Sayles. (Orion Pictures, 1988.)


Lynn Emanuel. The Dig. (University of Illinois Press, 1992.)


Steve Erickson. American Nomad. (Henry Holt & Company, 1997.)4


Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Directed by Amy Eckerling. (Universal, 1982.)


J. Geils Band. “Cry One More Time.” On The J. Geils Anthology. (Rhino, 1971/1993.)


Goodfellas. Directed by Martin Scorsese. (Warner Brothers, 1990.)5



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3 I mailed eight bucks to some guy and he sent me an excellent recording of this Dylan vs. folkies concert. It was January 1998. Nine months later, it was released officially by Columbia to great reviews. When it comes to things to rave about, I usually come in a little late. Just this once, in my little circle, I was the man.


4 “They told you it was a war for the soul of America, but you didn’t believe them. They kept saying you were the Enemy, but you wouldn’t accept that, because you didn’t feel like an Enemy.”


5 Henry Hill: “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.”