Monday, June 9, 2008


I am a huge fan of late 70s / early '80 overblown rock musicals, and usually, the worse, the better. Who honestly doesn't love SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton?

What about the Village People masterpiece CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC?

Ever taken a bite of the futuristic psuedo-Biblical atrocity that is THE APPLE?

How about Oliva Newton-John in XANADU, with music by Not Lame faves ELO?

And who can forget the lesser known sequel to ROCKY HORROR, the New Wavey SHOCK TREATMENT?

While not as overblown, the never released, much mythologized, punk-pop classic LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS, directed by Lou Adler of ROCKY HORROR fame, is finally making its way to DVD thanks to Rhino and their Rock'N'Roll Cinema series!!! Barely, if ever, released in theaters and never released on legitimate home video, this 1981 rock morality tale stars a very young Diane Lane and Laura Dern as member of an all-girl mall-punk band that goes on tour with a supergroup made up of ex-Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook, The Clash's Paul Simonon, Fee Waybill from The Tubes. Could a long lost, long awaited soundtrack release be far behind????

Here's the Stains covering The Professionals (Jones and Cook's post-Pistols outing) catchy tune "Join the Professionals"!!!


Blogger J. Jurrjens said...

"The Apple" is just stunning. It's not sure whether it's psychedelic, glam or new wave. It's all and none of the above. They showed it in a bar here in Mpls.. perfect setting, because you need a few to stomach some of the awful dialogue!

June 29, 2008 at 7:27 AM  

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