Monday, January 28, 2008

James Gunn loves SHAKE SOME ACTION!!!

PhotobucketOK, so I am a total horror geek, and my favorite horror flick of all time is SLITHER. If you haven't seen it yet, please do so. Its director, James Gunn (who you may also remember as the guy who wrote the screenplays for the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, THE SPECIALS, TROMEO AND JULIET and the SCOOBY-DOO movies), is a huge power-pop fan (as well as a close, personal friend of NOT LAME fave WISELY!)and even better, a lover of the book SHAKE SOME ACTION! So now, while before he was just plain awesome, now he's double-awesome!

On his MySpace blog, he not only raved about the book, but he posted his own 250 favorite power-pop songs of all time. Here's a sampling of the top ten:

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1. "Surrender" - Cheap Trick
2. "Erica's Word" - Game Theory
3. "Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)" - Squeeze
4. "Calling All Destroyers" - Tsar
5. "Goin' Through Your Purse" - Material Issue
6. "These Others" - Vandalias
7. "Good Girls Don't" - The Knack
8. "Late" - Trip Shakespeare
9. "Cruel to Be Kind" - Nick Lowe
10. "Gimme Love" - The Swingers

And there's still 240 more! Wanna read it? Click here! (Warning: The language gets a little saucy, so please, if you're easily freaked out by cussin', just skip it.)

Thanks, James!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Whit said...

Holy crap that's a great list! This guy knows his hard-edged Power Pop..it's pretty much a carbon copy of the stuff I love. I couldn't believe that I saw obscure bands like Dum Dums, All Day Sucker, TPOH and Jets To Brazil on his list. Nice work!

February 28, 2008 at 8:40 PM  

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