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Kevyn Knox

So what you are saying is, your youth was taken away prematurely but that said ripping away of youth helped to create a spectacular closing for a spectacular film.

The loss of your youth made an artistic statement possible.

Seriously though, sorry dude.

bill

Since I can't stand DAZED AND CONFUSED, all I see is that Glenn's childhood was destroyed by a bunch of hippies.

Glenn Kenny

@ Kevyn: If what you say is true, than maybe Richard Linklater could stand to be a little NICER to me. (He seems to have a reflexive dislike of anybody associated with Premiere, on account of Anne Thompson possibly erroneously depicting him eating a cheeseburger around the time "Fast Food Nation" was coming out...)

Noam Sane

I can't seem to understand the fuss about "Dazed" either, which is odd (or not) since I graduated HS in 1977...maybe having lived it, I can see through the film's BS. Or maybe it's just a crappy flick.

Never liked Foghat either, but I certainly feel your pain. Those were the days, my friend, you thought they'd never end.

Kent Jones

Umm…

"I'm in the mood/the rhythm is right/Move to the music/we can roll all ni…ni…NIAGARA FALLS! Slowly I turn..."

omw

When I saw DAZED at a pre-release screening, a Zeppelin tune played in the spot where Foghat is now. Pretty sure that it was "Rock and Roll." Supposedly, Uni wasn't able to finalize the clearance and the rest is Foghat.

lipranzer

Sorry you have a bad association with the song, Glenn. As for the movie, while I don't quite hold Linklater in the same regard as Kent does, I do think DAZED AND CONFUSED is a terrific piece of filmmaking. I think of it less as a generational statement (though it is that somewhat) as one of the ultimate hangout movies. Of course, the wall-to-wall soundtrack of songs I remembered fondly from listening to in my college days (when I first became exposed to "classic" rock) didn't hurt.

lex

I love "Slow Ride" and I love "Dazed and Confused," but following the Quentin Tarantino rule that some songs "belong" to the movie that uses them first and most persuasively, "Slow Ride" makes me think of "Nighthawks."

Wherein it's playing to the dancing masses in a packed, sweltering NYC disco circa 1980. That was the first place I ever heard-- same with "Brown Sugar," which is playing in the next discotheque Stallone and Billy Dee roust.

KEL

Great story! Love it!

Kevyn Knox

Damn dirty hippies.

Chris O.

More posts like this, please. (Not to enjoy your anguish, but ya know...)

Did you know Rick Rubin was going to produce a Foghat album in the mid-90s but was too busy making the first Johnny Cash "American Recordings" album?

The Fanciful Norwegian

"When I saw DAZED at a pre-release screening, a Zeppelin tune played in the spot where Foghat is now. Pretty sure that it was 'Rock and Roll.' Supposedly, Uni wasn't able to finalize the clearance and the rest is Foghat."

Through the '80s and most of the '90s Zeppelin had a "no soundtracks" policy for their songs -- "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" only got "Kashmir" because of Cameron Crowe's history with the group. But they've loosened up a lot since the late '90s and Linklater got "The Immigrant Song" for "School of Rock" (after shooting a video with Jack Black begging for permission).

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