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Title: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: mrpee on May 02, 2007, 06:11:00 pm
Don't know if this has been done, but reading Dupek's thread got me interested in a topic I've been studying up lately. I would would like to see a list narrowed down thusly: NO DOCUMENTARIES, NO STRICT BIO FLICKS (like Ray would be out but something semi-autobio like Almost Famous would be acceptable or something like Walk the Line that focuses only on a part of someone's story would be ok), NO CONCERT FLICKS.
 
 that said, here's nine. Pass the quiche...
 
 Hard Day's Night
 Rock and Roll High School
 Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains
 Garage Days
 That Thing You Do
 Leningrad Cowboys Go to America
 Bandwagon
 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
 This Is Spinal Tap
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: BookerT on May 02, 2007, 06:15:00 pm
does this one count?
 
   <img src="http://www.thefixx.com/discography/images/Records/StreetsOfFire.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: twangirl on May 02, 2007, 06:26:00 pm
What's that one where Kiss is running around trying to solve a mystery in an amusement park? It's so heinous it's almost good.
 OK maybe not.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on May 02, 2007, 06:30:00 pm
the song remains the same (not strictly a concert flick, what with the gangster stuff and all the naked hill-frolicking)
 
 the wall
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: pj on May 02, 2007, 06:30:00 pm
Personally, I think Oliver Stone's "The Doors" is pretty good.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: bearman🐻 on May 02, 2007, 06:31:00 pm
<img src="http://www.kissfaq.com/video/video_phantom_lg.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on May 02, 2007, 06:34:00 pm
24 Hour Party People
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on May 02, 2007, 06:38:00 pm
and i know you said no documentaries ... but
 
 Don't Look Back,
 Gimme Shelter, and
 Monterey Pop
 
 HAVE to be mentioned when you're talking about all-time rock movies
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Venerable Bede on May 02, 2007, 06:44:00 pm
the wall
 the commitments
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on May 02, 2007, 06:44:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Hoya Paranoia:
 Gimme Shelter
"You might recognize this song as performed by Jefferson Airplane, in a little rockumentary called Gimme Shelter, about the Rolling Stones and their nightmare at Altamont. That night the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels had their way. Tonight, it's my turn."
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Mobius on May 02, 2007, 07:18:00 pm
The Last Waltz
 
 
 I saw Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park on TV (perhaps captain 20 was involved?) when I was about 6.  It blew my freaking mind.  It inspired me to dress up as Gene Simmons that Halloween (in a boxed costume I bought at People's) and won scariest at my neighborhood party.  
 
 For the record I saw Sgt. Peppers (w/ Bee Gees and Frampton) when I was about 7 . . . and thought it was fantastic
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: chaz on May 02, 2007, 07:22:00 pm
I don't understand your flea-brained criteria.  Explain to me how Ray is out, but Walk The Line is OK?
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: nkotb on May 02, 2007, 07:29:00 pm
NKOTB-family Easter Tradition...
 
  <img src="http://a545.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00555/44/50/555600544_l.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by Mobius:
 It inspired me to dress up as Gene Simmons that Halloween (in a boxed costume I bought at People's) and won scariest at my neighborhood party.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Shadrach on May 02, 2007, 07:41:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by BookerT:
  does this one count?
 
    <img src="http://www.thefixx.com/discography/images/Records/StreetsOfFire.jpg" alt=" - " />
I love that movie. There are a ton of actors in it that went on to be pretty big stars.
 
 And I can't belive no one has mentioned Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Mobius on May 02, 2007, 07:44:00 pm
Didn't read the legal mumbo jumbo that would disqualify The Last Waltz.  So I'll add
 
 Eddie and the Cruisers
 
 
 No one's mentioned Satisfaction.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: mrpee on May 02, 2007, 07:59:00 pm
perhaps my criteria was a bit confused. NO BIOS. No Ray, no Walk the Line, no American Hot Wax, no Great Balls of Fire, no, um, Freddie Mercury the Untold Story.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: eros on May 02, 2007, 08:28:00 pm
Cool topic.  I love me some RAWK movies.
 
 In the other thread I had:
 
 American Graffiti
 A Hard Days Night
 The Commitments
 This Is Spinal Tap
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: mekmad on May 02, 2007, 08:33:00 pm
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
 http://www.heavymetalparkinglot.net/ (http://www.heavymetalparkinglot.net/)
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: SPARX on May 02, 2007, 08:48:00 pm
Head
 
 Decline of Western Civilization
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on May 02, 2007, 09:33:00 pm
well, this thread has completely ignored your qualifications   :D  
 
 i'll try to get it back on track:
 
 SLC Punk
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: chaz on May 02, 2007, 10:34:00 pm
Suburbia!
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Jaguar on May 02, 2007, 10:35:00 pm
I'm still a bit fuzzy about your line of demarcation so I'll leave out a couple I may have included otherwise.
 
 Hard Day's Night
 Absolute Beginners
 Rock and Roll High School
 This Is Spinal Tap
 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
 Hairspray
 
 
 Jailhouse Rock wasn't bad though I'm not an Elvis fan.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: SPARX on May 02, 2007, 11:11:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by chaz:
  Suburbia!
If you're thinking of this one from 84, man what a great flick. Hadn't thought of that one in a long time. The ending sure was a shocker.
 
  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086589/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086589/)
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 03, 2007, 07:28:00 am
Quadrophenia
 Rude Boy
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/da/VelvetGoldminePoster.jpg/200px-VelvetGoldminePoster.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: kosmo vinyl on May 03, 2007, 07:38:00 am
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/Still_crazy_cover.jpg/200px-Still_crazy_cover.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 Whats not love about this one
 
 Stephen Rea,  Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall, and Jimmy Nail play aging 70s rockers attempting to make a come back.  With Billy Connolly as their roadie...
 
 
 And it meets the laws that all British Movies must among other things have Timothy Spall in it...
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: edbert on May 03, 2007, 08:51:00 am
Don't Knock The Rock
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Relaxer on May 03, 2007, 08:58:00 am
Repo Man
 Hedwig & Angry Inch
 Sid & Nancy
 Hard to Hold
 Breaking Glass (ahhh... I miss Night Flight)
 The Harder They Come
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 12:54:00 pm
<img src="http://www.delcinema.it/res/locandine/rollercoaster130.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: miss pretentious on May 03, 2007, 12:58:00 pm
what about...
 cry baby?
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: miss pretentious on May 03, 2007, 12:59:00 pm
ohh and almost famous.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 01:07:00 pm
<img src="http://www.swanshadow.com/images/HeavyMetal.jpg" alt=" - " />   <img src="http://www.exotica.org.uk/gallery/games/images/b/BillTedAdventure.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: miss pretentious on May 03, 2007, 01:10:00 pm
WYLD STALLIONS!!!
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 01:12:00 pm
<img src="http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/34/MPW-17443" alt=" - " />   <img src="http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/153/500874~Great-Balls-of-Fire-Posters.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 01:17:00 pm
<img src="http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/43/003_THEROCK.jpg" alt=" - " />
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Bagley on May 03, 2007, 01:31:00 pm
Mighty Wind!
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Brian_Wallace on May 03, 2007, 01:33:00 pm
Performance.  That movie oozes rock n roll style.  Plus, it's influenced so many bands (especially British ones, Primal Scream, Suede, Happy Mondays, etc.) and...ummm...Courtney Love.
 
 Also, it may contain the first music video.  It's absolutely brilliant.  Maybe my favorite film ever.
 
 Brian
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: eltee on May 03, 2007, 01:34:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by mrpee:
 
 That Thing You Do
 
The majority of mine are on your nine list. Since the above is eligible (as is Almost Famous), then High Fidelity, Empire Records and an HM to Pump Up The Volume should also be considered!   :D
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Frank Gallagher on May 03, 2007, 01:55:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Hoya Paranoia:
  24 Hour Party People
the winner, hands down...game over!
 
 The Beatles movies were complete and utter shyte, right in line with Elvis and Cliff Richards movies.... Seriously.
 
 Velvet Goldmine and Still Crazy are good ones.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Bombay Chutney on May 03, 2007, 02:01:00 pm
Heavy Metal Parking Lot is by far the best rock movie ever.  
 
 EVER!
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: floyd1975 on May 03, 2007, 02:01:00 pm
I was actually entertained by that Rockstar movie with Marky Mark and Jennifer Anniston.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Sir HC on May 03, 2007, 02:25:00 pm
Found Breaking Glass on DVD, too bad doesn't play well on my player.
 
 Rude Boy
 The Blind Eye Sees All
 What about the Chuck Berry birthday party one with Keith Richards.  That should be allowed just for the Keith laugh-coughing
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: beetsnotbeats on May 03, 2007, 02:27:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by Dupek Chakra:
    :)
 
 Sparks performs so it must be r n r.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: beetsnotbeats on May 03, 2007, 02:31:00 pm
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Tkaa_cover_the_who.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 Most rock films are pretentious. They're made for the sole purpose of making Robert Plant's dick look big. This is totally the opposite. Within the first half hour we're made to look complete idiots.
 
 ?? Roger Daltrey
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 03:37:00 pm
Quote
Originally posted by beetsnotbeats:
   
Quote
Originally posted by Dupek Chakra:
      :)  
 
 Sparks performs so it must be r n r.
...actually had a decent plot too, and starred the guy from THAT'S MY BUSH.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: thirsty moore on May 03, 2007, 03:47:00 pm
It's 1980.  Can't you afford a fucking haircut?
 
 If there's any A&R reps in the audience, go die.
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by SPARX:
 Decline of Western Civilization
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: lukiedookie89 on May 03, 2007, 03:47:00 pm
Ctrl+F: Stop Making Sense
 
 For shame.
Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: Bombay Chutney on May 03, 2007, 03:58:00 pm
...and at the bottom it says thank you...and you can tell 'em to f*ck off.
 
 
 
Quote
Originally posted by econo:
  It's 1980.  Can't you afford a fucking haircut?
 
 If there's any A&R reps in the audience, go die.
 
   
Quote
Originally posted by SPARX:
 Decline of Western Civilization
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Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 04:13:00 pm
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Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: on May 03, 2007, 05:35:00 pm
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Title: Re: All-Time Rock and Roll Movies (Sorta)
Post by: lily1 on May 04, 2007, 12:01:00 am
shape of my heart
 its all gone pete tong
 once