The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (1968)

The Rolling Stones “Rock and Roll Circus” is quite the rock and roll bonanza that was been hindered by egos. The idea of an all star Rock and Roll show is great, and the idea for the concert involved a circus aesthetic and a mix of other artists that would culminate into an extended set by the Stones, who’d not only open the show but close it. The show, conceived by Mick Jagger as a way to promote the Stones’ album Beggars Banquet, was shot on December 11th, 1968 – and into the morning of December 12th but never hit the airwaves, oddly. It was shelved for decades by the Stones, only to appear on VHS and Laserdisc, remaining the obscure gem for such a long time that we didn’t get to see it until 1996.

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Five More of My Favorite Fictional Movie Rock Bands

It’s that time of year again and since I haven’t continued in my quest to list all of my favorite fictional movie rock bands, I thought a sequel would be only appropriate. These are five more of my favorite fictional movie rock bands from past and present. While I took some liberties stretching the definition of rock and roll, I think this list holds up.  Continue reading

Five Horror Movies with Great Soundtracks

While many love a good horror movie, a movie is only as good as the music that accompanies it. While some movies choose scores, some horror movies also implement a great soundtrack to go along with it. Often times that soundtrack becomes a recurring element throughout the film, enhancing the experience two fold. A good soundtrack is very important, and these are five great horror films with some Great soundtracks.

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The Boulet Brothers’ Halfway to Halloween TV Special (2023)

It’s that time of year yet again, the time where we’re officially halfway to Halloween! Not one to ignore the pre-festivities, Shudder celebrates the occasion with their runaway hit, “The Boulet Brothers.” This time around the Boulet Brothers and their wicked horror loving personas pull out all the stops celebrating Halloween the best way they know how: with a classic variety show filled to the brim with blood, dark comedy, and myriad horror heavyweights.

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Five Best “Wayne’s World” Musical Breaks

1992’s “Wayne’s World” is considered a classic and is, without a doubt, one of my all time favorite comedies. It’s also one of the very (very) few SNL based movies that took a great skit and turned it in to a great movie. It didn’t just become a movie, but built its own universe around it. One of the more underrated aspects of “Wayne’s World” is how it uses music to tell its story. It implements classic rock and heavy metal to really explore the characters of Wayne and Garth, and how they associate their world with their favorite music.

These are five of my favorite musical breaks in “Wayne’s World.” Do you have any of your own?

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TV on DVD: Warner Archive’s Complete Series

I’m a big fan of “Josie and the Pussycats.” I think the theme song one of the most raucously entertaining themes ever made, while the cartoon is one of the better byproducts of the “Scooby Doo” influence. Hoping to continue the series, Hanna Barbera took their franchise to the more obvious setting: Space! And they branched out in to orbit with Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: The Complete Series, now on Blu-Ray.

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The Go-Go’s (2020)

It’s shocking how punk the background of The Go-Go’s is and ended up being. For a band that is known as one of the biggest pop acts of the 1980’s, their roots are deeply embedded in punk rock and heavy metal. Whether or not you think it was homogenized is up to you, but The Go-Gos have a great story, even if you were more of a Bangles or Banana Rama fan.

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