Wednesday, August 6, 2008

video

1) Times Square (1980)
What’s not to love? Two young runaway girls form a band and take on the establishment, all with the help of mister Rocky Horror himself, Tim Curry! Back in the day, this soundtrack was considered a MUST OWN, with songs by The Ramones, Pretenders, Talking Heads, XTC, The Ruts, The Cure, Gary Numan, Patti Smith and Roxy Music…plus a few that Robert Stigwood, still hot from producing Saturday Night Fever, snuck onto the double LP. I had the 8 track and let it play for days on end...

2) Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981)
I actually feel bad for those who have never seen this cult classic, that stars Diane Lane and Laura Dern as vaguely punk chicks who form a group and steal songs from a band that just happens to be made up of Cook and Jones from the Sex Pistols and Paul Simonon from the Clash! The Tubes and Black Randy also appear in this nearly forgotten masterpiece… so start counting down the days until September 16th when Rhino Home Video is finally releasing this gem. Whew!

3) Breaking Glass (1980)
Hazel O’Conner plays Kate, a gal that won’t let anything stop her from achieving pop stardom, not even a full-blown (and extremely real looking) skinhead riot! Blink and you’ll miss a genius cameo by The Damned’s Rat Scabies.

4) Out of the Blue (1980)
Dennis Hopper of all people directed this film about a young Elvis and punk rock obsessed girl who is messed up by her truck-driving father (also played by Hopper) who years earlier wiped out a busload of kids (in Halloween costumes no less) and is now getting out of prison. Worth seeing just for the fact that genius Canadian pop-punk band The Pointed Sticks do several songs (sorta) live.

5) Fear No Evil (1981)
If you’re wondering what this typical “introverted high school student finds out he’s the Antichrist” B-grade horror flick has to do with punk rock, just check out the soundtrack. It’s probably the best one ever assembled for any movie.

2 comments:

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toke said...

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