A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
Love music, love movies. Love the combination of both. Usually.
The obvious list includes the likes of "Jailhouse Rock" and "A Hard Day's Night". The less obvious list? "Burning Rubber" and "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", to name but two. Somewhere in between we have Allan Arkush's "Get Crazy" and "Rock & Roll Highschool".
Yup, always eclectic selections in W. Anderson films. "Rushmore" is a personal fave. And that's just for The Creation - probably the most underrated '60s act ever...
Detroit Rock City
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Just to name a few...
3 faves, not just soundtrack music, but the actual band playing live in the scene:
Tommy Keene and band doing their possibly best tune "Run Now" as the bar-band in the forgettable Anthony Michael Hall movie "Out Of Bounds"
The Feelies in Something Wild
The Plimsouls in Valley Girl (...in the bar, a few different times, including....awesomely..."A Million Miles Away"
I just watched Valley Girl a couple of weeks ago and they actually play "Million Miles Away" twice!
Also, how about Walter Hill's Streets of Fire?
In addition to great Joy Division/New Order music featured in this film, there was also some Bowie, Velvets, Iggy and Kraftwerk on the soundtrack. Great film.
Along the same lines:
This is a great one, I've mentioned elsewhere here at the Tribe:
The Grunge era doesn't get much love around these parts, but this movie's soundtrack was instrumental in defining the genre:
The soundtrack also contains the only song by Pearl Jam that I still love ("State of Love and Trust").
Had this on vinyl back in 79/80. Never saw the movie, but the soundtrack was great:
01. Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
02. Mink DeVille - Spanish Stroll
03. Elvis Costello - (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
04. The Boomtown Rats - She's So Modern
05. Zones - New Life
06. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
07. Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
08. The Patti Smith Group - Because The Night
09. The Boomtown Rats - Kicks
10. The Ramones - Rockaway Beach
11. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
12. Eddie & the Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
13. Ian Dury and the Blockheads - What A Waste
14. Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
15. Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
16. Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation