"American Pop" is the animated story of a very talented and troubled family starting with 19th century Russia and moving through several generations of musicians. The film covers American popular music from the pre-jazz age through rhythm and blues, 1950s rock 'n' roll, drug-laden psychedelia, and punk rock, finally ending with the onset of New Wave in the early 1980s. Written by
Zalmie should have been a star, but there were complications. Benny could have been famous, but life got in the way. Tony had a brush with success, but had to let it go. So it was up to Pete to grab it, hold it, and make himself heard.
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Did You Know?
The two dancers in the "Sing Sing Sing With a Swing" montage are the rotoscoped Nicholas brothers in Stormy Weather
(1943). See more
The German Soldier who shoots the pianist is wearing an American Helmet with a Swastika painted on the front (which was not the case in any German forces during the war). Also, his weapon is obviously a semi-automatic rifle but he fires it full-automatic as though it were a sub-machine gun. See more
[Louie and Zalmie are performing as the two halves of a dancing horse - Zalmie being the lower half
I'm 17 years-old. When's my voice gonna change already?
It's changin'. It's changin'.
I know it's changin'. When's it gonna change for good?
What's your rush?
I don't wanna be a horse's ass forever.
Edited from Stormy Weather
Hell Is for Children
Composed by Neil Giraldo
, Pat Benatar
and Roger Capps
Performed by Pat Benatar
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records See more