Skip to comments.But is it as good as 'Spinal Tap'? Beck and Nigel Godrich discuss the music of 'Scott Pilgrim vs....
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Nigel Godrich has had no problem working with what some would consider the best artists ever. The real challenge is the acts that never were.
"It's always terrible," Godrich said of movies that contain an artificial group. Action-romance "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" has four of them.
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Spinal Tap is one of my favorites, but I think A Mighty Wind pulls it off just as well and, in some ways, better.
There aren’t as many “cold sores” in “Wind” but the lead female in the New Main Street Singers has an interesting past. ;)
And the color witches are as funny as “it goes to 11”.
So far the movie is getting pretty good reviews.
And I will always at least give Beck a listen.
Wild In The Streets
Bedazzled (the Dudley Moore-Peter Cook original)
Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
And none of them need to take cast off songs by a full label band and pretend they were by some film band.
Depends on your point of reference I guess.
Sure it may be difficult to make a credible "indie-scenester" band but then I don't accept that as rock anymore than I did the excesses of the 1970s and 1980s pop music. (see Tapedheads' "Blender Children" featuring Stiv Bators on lead vocal playing a hair metal video band).
I played drums in rock bands from 1974-well I still play sometimes. I have known dozens if not hundreds of guys like this.
(Fake) Rock PING
So easy a roomful of monkeys can do it.
Spinal Tap is one of the funniest movies in the world. It would be funny even if they had left out the foil-wrapped cucumber part. And they were actually pretty good as musicians.
I haven’t seen A Mighty Wind. It’s now on my Netflix queue...
One of my favorite movies about a band is “The Commitments.”
If you haven’t seen it, it is certainly worth the time. It is about a band in Ireland singing Black Soul style and it is a hoot.
That’s an excellent movie.
I like the guy that’s at the end of the audition line. “I thought it was a line for drugs.”
"Paul always claimed it was very liberating to pretend to be someone else..."
“Terry and I worship an unconventional deity. The power of another dimension. Now you are not going to read about this dimension in a book or a magazine because it exists nowhere... but in my own mind. Through our ceremonies and rituals we have witnessed the awesome and vibratory power... of color.”
Rock band movie suggestion: “Still Crazy”
A ‘70’s band, ‘Strange Fruit’ reforms 25 years after their ugly breakup. The old problems that caused the breakup originally quickly resurface. It’s very well done with original music by Mick Jones(Foreigner).
I gotta throw my vote in for The Rutles when it comes to fake bands.
Another one that’s more recent, and up there at the top of my list, would be the band Vesuvius, from the movie The Rocker. No, they weren’t playing their instruments, but they captured the glam rock look and attitude perfectly.
“Up to eleven”
The Mosquitoes cir 1965
“The Irish are the blacks of Europe. Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. East Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin.”
Jimmy “The Lips”:
“The success of the band was irrelevent.You raised their expectations of life, you lifted their horizons. Sure, we could have been successful, & made albums & stuff, but that would have been predictable. This way...it’s poetry”.
Jameson Wiskey had a contest in 2005 for the best Irish movie of all time and “The Commitments” won hands down.
>>I havent seen A Mighty Wind.<<
Holy cow man! You have to see those as a double feature. The “has been” folk band (The Folksmen) in A Mighty Wind consists of the same actors that played the bass and guitar players for Spinal Tap. Heck, on the Spinal Tap (or Mighty Wind) DVD’s special features, it shows, at a Spinal Tap concert, the Folksmen playing on the sidewalk for quarters. :)
>>One of my favorite movies about a band is The Commitments.<<
It is my second favorite. My favorite is That Thing You Do.
In my bands I refer to those movies all the time, regarding how hard it is to keep a band together.
And it is, for the reasons both of those movies touch on.
On my list now!