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December 12, 2014


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Michael Adams

The earliest film I'm aware of with what might be called rock as background music is Nothing but a Man (1964), with Motown songs by Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Mary Wells, Martha and the Vandellas, and the Marvelettes. It predates Mean Streets with its use of "Mickey's Monkey."

Matt Blankman

Funny - everyone (understandably) thinks "Born to Be Wild" when you mention EASY RIDER, but for me, I always think of "Wasn't Born To Follow."

Clayton Sutherland

OK, Glenn, so we know your #1. I assume you're hard at work on the rest of the list. Looking forward to it.

Glenn Kenny

That's something I should have remembered, Mike. Thanks for pointing it out.

unkle rusty

My gosh, I was listening to Ege Bamyasi on Grooveshark when I opened up that Wondering Sound interview. Somethings shit is just weird....

Shawn Stone

"Into the Mystic" is effective in Dusty and Sweets McGee.

That Fuzzy Bastard

So yeah, as you can see, having just seen VICE I'm now reading everything you wrote about it...

I had always thought "Vitamin C" was specifically about a bad trip. I don't know if there's any real biological basis for this, but experienced heads used to assure me that you had to drink lots of orange juice in the back half of an acid trip, or else you'll get freaked-out and paranoid. Making it an appropriate song for a movie about paranoid come-down.


My favorite IMDb post about INHERENT VICE (estimated age of poster: 14) and a reminder of why I never join the discussions at IMDb:

"And if the book is anything like it, it's the reason I don't read books. It's just a bunch of wasted, piled on words, to fill some quota of pages for something that can be summed up in about 3 paragraphs. I don't waste my time with some blowhards convoluted thought process, who deep down, really has nothing interesting to say. Just because a dumbass can write their thoughts down, doesn't make it any better than the ramblings of some homeless nut on the street."

Bravo, "The NSA"!

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