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But is it as good as 'Spinal Tap'? Beck and Nigel Godrich discuss the music of 'Scott Pilgrim vs....
LA Times ^ | August 10, 2010 | Todd Martens

Posted on 08/10/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Edited on 08/10/2010 2:57:22 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fakebands; music; rockandroll; rockmusic

1 posted on 08/10/2010 1:55:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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2 posted on 08/10/2010 1:59:39 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: a fool in paradise

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”.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 1:59:59 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: a fool in paradise

So far the movie is getting pretty good reviews.

And I will always at least give Beck a listen.


4 posted on 08/10/2010 2:01:29 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Eh. Fake bands aren't that hard to pull off.

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).

5 posted on 08/10/2010 2:04:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: TomServo

I played drums in rock bands from 1974-well I still play sometimes. I have known dozens if not hundreds of guys like this.


6 posted on 08/10/2010 2:05:45 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

(Fake) Rock PING


7 posted on 08/10/2010 2:05:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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8 posted on 08/10/2010 2:06:34 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: Revolting cat!

So easy a roomful of monkeys can do it.

9 posted on 08/10/2010 2:07:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Speaking of music, I ran across this recently and it made me laugh.
10 posted on 08/10/2010 2:08:53 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: RobRoy

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...


11 posted on 08/10/2010 2:10:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: a fool in paradise
"Eh. Fake bands aren't that hard to pull off."


12 posted on 08/10/2010 2:11:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RobRoy

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.


13 posted on 08/10/2010 2:13:10 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: KC Burke

That’s an excellent movie.


14 posted on 08/10/2010 2:13:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise
Maybe I'm silly, but I thought that Tom Hanks did a good job putting the band together in That Thing You Do.


15 posted on 08/10/2010 2:13:37 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
My favorite "fake band", aka XTC


16 posted on 08/10/2010 2:15:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KC Burke

I like the guy that’s at the end of the audition line. “I thought it was a line for drugs.”


17 posted on 08/10/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: dfwgator
Most people refuse to accept that THIS TOO is a fake band:

"Paul always claimed it was very liberating to pretend to be someone else..."

18 posted on 08/10/2010 2:20:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: RobRoy

“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.”


19 posted on 08/10/2010 2:21:17 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: a fool in paradise

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).


20 posted on 08/10/2010 2:28:36 PM PDT by Proudklintoonhater
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 2:39:10 PM PDT by The4thHorseman
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To: TomServo

“Up to eleven”


22 posted on 08/10/2010 2:51:14 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: a fool in paradise

The Mosquitoes cir 1965
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0588072/


23 posted on 08/10/2010 3:18:52 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: KC Burke

“The Irish are the blacks of Europe. Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. East Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin.”


24 posted on 08/10/2010 3:20:30 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: massgopguy

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”.


25 posted on 08/10/2010 3:23:02 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: sima_yi

Jameson Wiskey had a contest in 2005 for the best Irish movie of all time and “The Commitments” won hands down.


26 posted on 08/10/2010 3:24:26 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: a fool in paradise
What? No Blues Brothers...???


27 posted on 08/10/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: livius

>>I haven’t 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. :)


28 posted on 08/10/2010 4:13:43 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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>>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.


29 posted on 08/10/2010 4:16:32 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

On my list now!


30 posted on 08/10/2010 5:51:07 PM PDT by livius
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To: MotorCityBuck

lol....yup...


31 posted on 08/10/2010 6:37:38 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: massgopguy

same here.....:-)


32 posted on 08/10/2010 6:38:00 PM PDT by TomServo
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