Have you ever had a friend and then seem them in a movie? Like a big movie? I have a couple of times and it is always odd.
The inverse of that is when you see someone you know being portrayed by an actor in a movie and that is pretty weird as well and that has happened from time to time. Lester Bangs comes to mind. And now with the upcoming CBGB’s: The Movie there will be a plethora of people I’ve known to choose from, starting with Joey Ramone, Stiv Bators, Richard Hell and the owner of CBGB’s himself, Hilly Kristal.
So needless to say I have had sincere doubts about the whole movie thing-y but after seeing the Coming Attractions below one thing is very clear and it is something I should have known from the beginning: Alan Rickman (Professor Severus Snape to you) is a great actor and if nothing else, the center of the movie will be very solid.
As for the rest of it: I am really bemused. I’ve seen so many terrible rock and roll movies, indeed, not so many good ones. And this has nothing but hurdles: what are the chances of it being one long series of rock star impressionists performing cameos? Certainly that feels like a real possibility here.
So, yeah, I will be there to see some of my misbegotten youth up on stage for the world to admire but will I be happy about it… the teaser ain’t band
a whiny piece of crap
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-27-22 – 6-2-22, Liam Gallagher’s “C’mon You Know” Reviewed
Liam will be 50 in September
the same mix of local orchestras and the biggest Who hits
The song wakes up with alluring guitars
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!