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Rock’n’Roll Fiction

Brian Tremblay 1 May 2021 259


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Host Brian Tremblay has some fun this week, throwing us a curveball from the world of rock’n’roll in cinema. The film from 1927, The Jazz Singer, is credited with being the first of this kind, where fictional musicians release real music. Since then, of course, we have had numerous movies about fictional bands on the silver screen, that have made it onto turntables and earbuds. It’s a list too long for all of them to be included in a single episode, so Brian takes us through a half dozen of his favourites and gives us a few movie reviews in the telling.

Song List

  1. That Thing You Do: The Wonders (That Thing You Do)
  2. Dance With Me Tonight: The Wonders (That Thing You Do)
  3. Fever Dog: Stillwater (Almost Famous)
  4. Love Thing: Stillwater (Almost Famous)
  5. Take Me To The River: The Commitments
  6. Try A Little Tenderness: The Commitments
  7. All Over The World: Strange Fruit (Still Crazy)
  8. The Flame Still Burns: Strange Fruit (Still Crazy)
  9. We All Die Young: Steel Dragon (Rock Star)
  10. Blood Pollution: Steel Dragon (Rock Star)
  11. Sex Farm: Spinal Tap (This Is Spinal Tap)
  12. Big Bottom: Spinal Tap (This is Spinal Tap)
  13. Love Comes and Goes: Stillwater (Almost Famous)

“Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet! Wait a minute, I tell ya! You ain’t heard nothin’! You wanna hear “Toot, Toot, Tootsie”? All right, hold on, hold on….”

the jazz singer

Rock’n’Roll Fiction

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