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Pollyanna 12-07-2009 10:17 AM

Muso movies
 
I only saw a drummer movies thread. How about muso movies in general? What are your faves?

Mine are:

Almost Famous
Spinal Tap
Backbeat (about Stu Sutcliff of The Beatles)
The Fabulous Baker Boys

alparrott 12-07-2009 10:22 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Let's not forget The Commitments - - ONLY my favorite movie evarrrr.

DestinationDrumming 12-07-2009 11:01 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
One of the least mentally challenging films has to be 'The Rocker'. Good fun about a comeback drummer who plays with his nephews band.

The other I like, again not particularly challenging (says something about my film choices) 'Rockstar' about a lad who gets up from the audience to carry on when the lead singer leaves the band.

I have to admit to liking cheesy 50's and 60's musicals like Summer Holiday

And I agree with Alparrott that The Committments is an excellent flm

44Ronin 12-07-2009 11:09 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
The Blues brothers...!

Pollyanna 12-07-2009 11:31 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
OMG, how could I forget The Commitments and The Blues Brothers? *slap!*

TheGroceryman 12-07-2009 02:46 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
I dont care what anyone says school of rock was awesome :P.

And blues brothers was one of the funniest movies ive ever seen.

DrumEatDrum 12-07-2009 08:00 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
Almost Famous was a good one.

Rockstar has just too many problems. It was close to being really good, but failed in a few areas. It really bugged me the way they would have conversations while playing, when anyone who's ever been around a band knows it's too loud on stage to have a conversation!
And the same with the ending, when he notices the guy in th front row is signing the songs good enough to be on stage; again, it would be too loud to notice anyone person singing in the audience!

Anyone see "The Story of Anvil" ? granted, I never got my 15 minutes of fame, or ever went to Japan, but dang, my whole life flashed before my eyes watching that one.

dairyairman 12-07-2009 10:08 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
what about "that thing you do" featuring tom hanks as the drummer in an up and coming band. aside from documentaries, i believe it's the only hollywood depiction of a drummer as an intelligent musician.

Muckster 12-07-2009 10:50 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
La Bamba
Eddie The Cruisers
The Buddy Holly Story
Bird

DestinationDrumming 12-08-2009 12:32 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 639700)
Rockstar has just too many problems. It was close to being really good, but failed in a few areas. It really bugged me the way they would have conversations while playing, when anyone who's ever been around a band knows it's too loud on stage to have a conversation!
And the same with the ending, when he notices the guy in th front row is signing the songs good enough to be on stage; again, it would be too loud to notice anyone person singing in the audience!

It was a film...not real life! Like when the A Team used to send missiles into jeeps and no-one got hurt.

theindian 12-08-2009 02:40 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dairyairman (Post 639738)
what about "that thing you do" featuring tom hanks as the drummer in an up and coming band. aside from documentaries, i believe it's the only hollywood depiction of a drummer as an intelligent musician.

I think Tom Hanks is the sleazy but good hearted agent/producer in that film. Someone else plays the drummer, maybe Kirk Cameron or somebody who looks like him.

jer 12-08-2009 03:41 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Crossroads. Hands down my favorite music movie of all time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum (Post 639700)
Anyone see "The Story of Anvil" ? granted, I never got my 15 minutes of fame, or ever went to Japan, but dang, my whole life flashed before my eyes watching that one.

That's totally me and my singer in 20 years...

alparrott 12-08-2009 04:20 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dairyairman (Post 639738)
what about "that thing you do" featuring tom hanks as the drummer in an up and coming band. aside from documentaries, i believe it's the only hollywood depiction of a drummer as an intelligent musician.

Tom Hanks was the record company suit, not the drummer. The drummer was played by Tom Everett Scott.

dairyairman 12-09-2009 05:54 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alparrott (Post 639863)
Tom Hanks was the record company suit, not the drummer. The drummer was played by Tom Everett Scott.

ok. i stand corrected. still an entertaining movie though.

Pocket-full-of-gold 12-09-2009 06:03 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
I'm a little embarrassed to admit, but I watched a good part of 'The Benny Goodman Story', staring Jimmy Stewart, a couple of nights ago. I was flipping channels....saw Gene playing.....and got caught watching for the next hour!!

Probably a bit 'left of centre' to what Polly was getting at....but Krupa and Satchmo actually playing themselves in the same movie.....'nuff said!!

EDIT: I've made a mess of this......the Jimmy Stewart movie I was referring to was actually The Glenn Miller Story!
The Benny Goodman Story is another movie starring Steve Allen that also features Gene. Apols Poll.

Pollyanna 12-09-2009 07:39 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Oh, another couple I forgot ... Dreamgirls and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Enjoyed them both and Hedwig, which started as a stage show musical, has some excellent original music.

Pocket, I must get hold of the Benny Goodman Story. It sounds great.

Funky CrÍpe 12-28-2009 07:51 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
welol, it will be out in 2011......a biopic about miles davis' life and music......can't wait.



and wasn't elvin in a movie?

larryace 12-28-2009 10:19 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
The Temptations, easy to watch multiple times

Standing in the Shadows of Motown, a well done documentary of the Funk Brothers, the backing band to every Motown hit while Motown was in Detroit.

Pass.of.E.r.a. 12-30-2009 05:03 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
would you guys consider Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny to fit this category?

And not to sound like a noob, but what is Muso movie anyways? I've never heard that term before.....

-Jonathan

Big_Philly 01-04-2010 11:21 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
It's been mentioned before, but This is Spinal Tap is awesome!

wy yung 01-04-2010 11:32 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 640324)
I'm a little embarrassed to admit, but I watched a good part of 'The Benny Goodman Story', staring Jimmy Stewart, a couple of nights ago. I was flipping channels....saw Gene playing.....and got caught watching for the next hour!!

Probably a bit 'left of centre' to what Polly was getting at....but Krupa and Satchmo actually playing themselves in the same movie.....'nuff said!!

EDIT: I've made a mess of this......the Jimmy Stewart movie I was referring to was actually The Glenn Miller Story!
The Benny Goodman Story is another movie starring Steve Allen that also features Gene. Apols Poll.

I love those old films, the Dorsey brothers, Man with a horn etc etc. I think it comes from having a big band singing mother who was in love with Krupa.

BassDriver 01-04-2010 11:42 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Do documentaries count?

The movie Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

It is the story of The Funk Brothers, a group of session musicians who...quote: "having played on more number-one hits than The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys combined."

Really good, you should watch it if you are a soul, motown or (old school) R&B fan.

alparrott 01-05-2010 02:52 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 640324)
I'm a little embarrassed to admit, but I watched a good part of 'The Benny Goodman Story', staring Jimmy Stewart, a couple of nights ago. I was flipping channels....saw Gene playing.....and got caught watching for the next hour!!

Probably a bit 'left of centre' to what Polly was getting at....but Krupa and Satchmo actually playing themselves in the same movie.....'nuff said!!

EDIT: I've made a mess of this......the Jimmy Stewart movie I was referring to was actually The Glenn Miller Story!
The Benny Goodman Story is another movie starring Steve Allen that also features Gene. Apols Poll.

Possibly some of the first "music video" performances with mass media effect... just as thousands of people picked up the drums watching Ringo on Ed Sullivan, how many people walked away from either of these movies, after watching Gene savage his kit mercilessly, and said, "Man, that's what I want to do?" Probably nearly as many.

Good choices all so far on this thread.

jazzgregg 01-05-2010 09:00 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bosphorus (Post 646362)


and wasn't elvin in a movie?

Job Cain!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74MvcFBLJdY

GB
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wy yung 01-05-2010 10:13 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzgregg (Post 648877)
Job Cain!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74MvcFBLJdY

GB
.................................................. ................

Guess what, the soundtrack on this clip is actually Earl Palmer. The sound was screwed up and it was given to Earl to fix. He looked at the producer and said "Are you kidding? Do you know how hard that is? That's Elvin Jones!"

To which the producer simply said "Earl, we need to get it done."

So grumbling, Earl took the cinefilm machine and transcription paper into a small room and spent 2 to 3 hours transcribing the solo. He then recorded it in one take.

Earl Palmer was The Man! The only drummer Buddy Rich ever hired.

Read the Earl Palmer biography, Backbeat. Earl Palmer is one of the greatest drummers that ever lived. I love him!

gusty 01-05-2010 10:25 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wy yung (Post 648892)
Guess what, the soundtrack on this clip is actually Earl Palmer. The sound was screwed up and it was given to Earl to fix. He looked at the producer and said "Are you kidding? Do you know how hard that is? That's Elvin Jones!"

To which the producer simply said "Earl, we need to get it done."

So grumbling, Earl took the cinefilm machine and transcription paper into a small room and spent 2 to 3 hours transcribing the solo. He then recorded it in one take.

Earl Palmer was The Man! The only drummer Buddy Rich ever hired.

Read the Earl Palmer biography, Backbeat. Earl Palmer is one of the greatest drummers that ever lived. I love him!

Thats awesome, I like little stories similar to that.

wy yung 01-05-2010 10:30 AM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gusty (Post 648896)
Thats awesome, I like little stories similar to that.

Earl said later on when the producers realized just how hard a task it was they paid him extra. :-)

jazzgregg 01-05-2010 12:22 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wy yung (Post 648892)
Guess what, the soundtrack on this clip is actually Earl Palmer. The sound was screwed up and it was given to Earl to fix. He looked at the producer and said "Are you kidding? Do you know how hard that is? That's Elvin Jones!"

To which the producer simply said "Earl, we need to get it done."

So grumbling, Earl took the cinefilm machine and transcription paper into a small room and spent 2 to 3 hours transcribing the solo. He then recorded it in one take.

Earl Palmer was The Man! The only drummer Buddy Rich ever hired.

Read the Earl Palmer biography, Backbeat. Earl Palmer is one of the greatest drummers that ever lived. I love him!

This is true, I just couldn't remember who did the overdubbing. However, it's clearly Elvin who shoots the guy...

GB

wy yung 01-05-2010 12:24 PM

Re: Muso movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzgregg (Post 648916)
This is true. However, it's Elvin who shoots the guy.

GB

Ha ha, very true.

What a wacky film. Cowboys and a drumset????? Smith and Wesson 5a's anyone?

larryace 07-24-2011 03:05 AM

Great music movies
 
Saw "The Blues Brothers" last night. It's been a while since I saw it. Good music movie.
Also, "The Last Waltz" is another favorite.

bobdadruma 07-24-2011 03:17 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
I could go on and on.
So many great music flicks.
My fav is "The Commitments"
I really related to that film.

aaajn 07-24-2011 03:44 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
Does it have to be a movie about music? If not, then Ghost Dog Way of the Samurai.

bobdadruma 07-24-2011 03:56 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aaajn (Post 869825)
Does it have to be a movie about music?

Duh!!! I mean that in a funny way!
Peace Dude

yesdog 07-24-2011 04:17 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
The Glenn Miller story,
Amadeus
Tommy
Cross Roads
Oh Brother were art thou. ( the music is great)
This is Spinal Tap.
The Decline Of Western Civilization.

diegobxr 07-24-2011 04:26 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
The first thing I can think of is "Rockstar" with Mark Wahlberg.. hehe. Good fun movie. Must have seen on tv like 20 times by now and it always gets me, lol. :P

And the other "music movie" I think about right now is that one with this goof-guy (don't know his name) who's a middle-aged drummer and tours with a bunch of kids.. and drummed naked.. Anyway, don't even mind watching it, it's totally stupid. (and actually kinda makes us look like idiots).

Cheers

mxo721 07-24-2011 04:50 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
phantom of the paradise...De Palma film, Paul Williams sound trac.

randrade89 07-24-2011 04:58 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
I really liked "Amadeus"

spleen 07-24-2011 05:38 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
Not a movie, but I absolutely LOVE the HBO series, "Treme."

BuddhaTrixie 07-24-2011 05:44 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
Donnie darko and forrest gump have outstanding soundtracks...

daredrummer 07-24-2011 06:22 AM

Re: Great music movies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by larryace (Post 869813)
Also, "The Last Waltz" is another favorite.

Yes! My favorite music movie, possibly favorite of all time!


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