Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CAN YOU HONESTLY TELL ME YOU FORGOT? FORGOT THE MAGNETISM OF ROBIN ZANDER, OR THE CHARISMA OF RICK NIELSEN?  Twelve movie scenes about how you have to listen to a certain piece of music.

(#13: "Listen to Tommy with a candle burning, and you'll see your entire future.")


  1. The scene in High Fidelity I prefer is when Rob says "I will sell five copies of 'The 3 EPs' by The Beta Band in the next ten minutes," and then put on their breath-taking song "Dry The Rain". Though I guess he doesn't really *preach* about why it's such a great song, so it probably doesn't really fit the requirements of this list.

    Adam, I second your #13, and would probably add #14. The "Like a Virgin" discussion in the opening scene of Reservoir Dogs.

  2. Adam B.11:36 AM

    Also from #13: "Give me The Guess Who. They got the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic."


  4. Joseph Finn12:24 PM

    Me and Silent Bob modeled our whole f****** lives around Morris Day and Jerome!

  5. Joseph Finn12:28 PM

    Love, love love that scene, Randy. High Fidelity is interesting to me; I wonder, would I be so in the bag for it if it wasn't such a good use of Chicago (and specifically, Wicker Park)? I like to think I would, since it's genuinely a pretty awesome movie and book.

  6. I think we need to funk it up again!

  7. Benner6:05 PM

    What about the scene in King Ralph when he tries to get the guests at the royal dinner for the princess of Finland to dance to Good Golly Miss Molly on the vintage harpsichord and tells them they'll really enjoy it.

  8. bill.8:56 PM

    Bandslam, a completely ridiculous movie I enjoy way too much, has nerdy teenager, Will, explaining music to his mother:

    Okay, Mick Jagger recorded this with Peter Tosh. It's almost ska. It's like reggae, but it pops more, and they don't sing about Jah. You have no idea what I'm talking about, do you?

    No, Will, why would she? That music was recorded at least 15 years before you were born and your mom destroyed half her brain cells smoking pot while listening to reggae when she was in school. She's just too polite to call you an asshole. Maybe next you can explain how John Lennon was in the Beatles.

    Will explaining Velvet Underground: Well, actually, if we're gonna start with the Velvets, I'd rather listen to the 1969 self-titled The Velvet Underground. Unless you think the band went downhill when Lou Reed fired John Cale.

    Will explaining ska, again: It's ska. It's like reggae, but they made it their own. I don't even know what that means. You'd think know-it-all Will would be aware that ska predates reggae.

    Bandslam is filled with these weird lectures on music and it ditches its best singer before the finale, there's no way it should be any good. But I can't stop watching it.