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The new school year has already begun for some and will begin any day now for others. This weekend’s B-Sides is a double dose of movie academia that hopes to get your school spirit through song. One song gets no respect and the other might make you want to go peep on the girls’ shower.
We begin most fittingly with the song “Back to School” from the 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy hit Back to School. The movie saw Dangerfield play an irreverent self-made millionaire who decides to go back to college in hopes of motivating his discouraged son. One need only listen to the lyrics of the movie’s opening title song, performed by Jude Cole, to know that this was one of those movie themes written by someone who had actually seen the film, perfectly encapsulating the movie - a lost art these days.
Here’s Jude Cole to »
With a little more luck and a little less label trouble, Rockpile might have been a household name. A quartet made up of Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Billy Bremmer, and Terry Williams, the band recorded and toured together, but never got the chance to release an album under its own name until tensions—some caused by those contractual difficulties and the management teams navigating them—had nearly wrung the collaboration dry. That left listeners in the position of having to patch together Rockpile’s career from one proper album and a handful of Edmunds and Lowe solo albums (and some »
2 items from 2011
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