"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.
See more »
Did You Know?
Although all of the characters are fictional, many were partially inspired by real people. The character of Frankie, for instance, was based on Grace Slick
(of Jefferson Airplane
) and Janis Joplin
(of Big Brother and the Holding Company). See more
When Tony meets the waitress in Kansas, he asks her a number of questions which are references to songs about the state. He asks her, "Is everything up to date here?" which references Rodgers and Hammerstein's song "Kansas City" from the musical "Oklahoma!" However, that song actually concerns the Kansas City in Missouri, as another song from that show indicates. See more
Hey, Louie. I just seen the most beautiful thing I ever seen in the whole world.
Some pre-Prohibition booze, huh?
No. I seen the stripper gettin' dressed.
A stripper gettin' dressed ain't beautiful unless she's ugly to begin with.
Disclaimer before soundtrack listings: The following songs were depicted as being written by fictional characters. The producer would like to thank the true composers. See more
Referenced in The Book of Eli
Music by Lee S. Roberts
Lyrics by J. Will Callahan See more