Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Listen to Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Tougher Than Leather (1988), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch podcast in a separate browser.
I know the lyrics to most Run-DMC songs, but I can't remember this movie, and co-host Carl and I just watched it the other day. Poorly directed by Def Jam Records head Rick Rubin (he acts in it, too), Tougher Than Leather has the group solving the murder of their friend, I think. Run-DMC perform a bunch of numbers with the late Jam Master Jay, the young Beastie Boys do a number, as well as Slick Rick (Slick Rick is 38 minutes into the movie, if you want to skip ahead). Rubin, the director, places the camera on the counter, have his actors hover within frame, and act. Run-DMC had appeared earlier in Krush Groove (1985), another movie about Def Jam Records.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
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My brother Adam and I once convinced our father to take us to the New York City premiere of Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). At the end of the film, he said to us, "Jesus Christ, why didn't that guy just fucking kill himself?"
Not sure if my late father would have the same sentiment for the hero of Give My Regards of Broad Street (1984), Paul McCartney's own rock star "day in the life" comedy. It plays as an opposite to The Wall. Whereas poor Pink gets consumed by shallow nihilism, Paul is just shallow. Pink lost his working-class father in the war, Paul is an evergreen rich Brit fondly remembering dancehall days.
Someone stole Paul's master tapes! If they don't find it by the end of the movie, the record company goes under! But, it was just a dream (spoiler!), and Paul enters Abbey Road Studios. The end. Play the video game (shown after the break).
Co-host Carl points out Every Important Musician who shows up and jams with Macca and later we rate who is the biggest asshole from the Beatles. #3 might surprise you! (It's Paul.)