From page 74 of Classic Rock Magazine July 2000
'Boys Don' Cry OST' (Koch K0C-CD-8078) ***** With the unusual nature of the film's subject matter (true story of girl pretends to be boy, falls for other girl, ends up being murdered in smalltown USA), Boys Don't Cry is a strong film, rightly deserving an Oscar for lead Hilary Swank's portrayal of the sexually troubled Brandon Teena (nee Tina Brandon).
Equally effective is this soundtrack that blends dustbowl Americana, be it the striking 'The Bluest Eyes In Texas' from The Cardigans singer Nina Persson (and co-written by cult AOR star Van
Stephenson) or 'She's Got A Way', a newie from The Smithereens, with slices of American rock history Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Charlatans (60s Yank psych rockers, not the Manchester boys) Roky Erickson and The Isley Brothers among them to perfectly portray life in American backwaters.
Best of all is Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Tuesday's Gone' which conveys the appropriate sense of epic isolation. Jerry Ewing