Proof positive that Hollywood had no idea how to turn a TV show into a movie during the ’90s
Kelly Stitzel revisits another post from A Soundtrack Saturday Christmas, this time the Bill Murray classic, Scrooged.
Kelly Stitzel takes a look at Don Letts’s excellent 2005 documentary, Punk: Attitude, recently rereleased on DVD.
Where there’s Billy Joel, Sir Elton isn’t far behind. Can they join forces with Joan Jett to counterbalance flute solos? Only Bottom Feeders can answer that question!
In the short history of ’70s-era punk rock, and the longer, larger arc of rock music in general, the New York Dolls were the crucial link between the Rolling Stones, the MC5 and the Stooges and the Ramones, Sex Pistols and all that came after. Fusing a raw, unschooled approach to bare-bones rock & roll with flamboyant style (makeup and ladies clothing and accessories weren’t exactly de rigeur in 1972, and true glam rock came later), outsider lyrical themes and imagery and a musical penchant for earlier rock forms (’50s R&B, girl groups, etc.), the Dolls’ artistic influence far outreached their commercial success. Originally released in 1981 on a cassette-only (!) release courtesy of ROIR – aka, Reach Out International Records, purveyors of fine punk and new wave and more for about 30 years now – and available on CD for almost 10 years now, Lipstick Killers: Mercer Street Sessions, 1972 captured the original New York Dolls at almost the very beginning of their storied and historic career, four months in. It’s also one of …