Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

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In 2004, has-been 80s punk rocker Johnny Jones makes a drunken comeback single with his old band Weapons of Happiness, after they meet up at a friend's funeral. He is sure the song, "Free Rock 'n' Roll" will be a hit, but in an industry obsessed with image, Johnny is viewed as irrelevant and over-the-hill by record company executives and DJs, who tell him he has the wrong demographic to be successful. Frustrated but determined, he decides to hire a group of photogenic, box-ticking, media-friendly teenagers to front a video for the song. He intends to swindle the music business into liking him, and come clean once the single is released. The youngsters mime to his music, contracts are signed and Free Rock 'n' Roll enters the UK singles chart. Unfortunately, the rest of the band want to be recognised for their part in this achievement. Following an argument between Johnny and band-mate Minto, the story is revealed to the press. As the media go into a frenzy, Johnny finds himself caught ... Written by Moses Quest

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London Again
Music by Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones
Lyrics by Phil Daniels, Mike Peters & Steve Allan Jones
©2011 Copyright Control
Recording under license from Twenty First Century Recording Company ©2011
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forget your preconceptions. You WILL love this film!
18 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whats not to like about this great film? The soundtrack? Phil Daniels? Perry Benson? Seeing the music biz being caught with their pants down? That last notion is worthy enough as a plot for a movie but watching the story unfold with Phil Daniels leading the charge, as only he can with his 100mph attack on life, makes this tidy little film truly worthy of your time watching it. The story will make you laugh, it may make you cry and it will definitely leave you feeling good and glad you watched it. It is a fun caper that never takes its self too seriously yet succeeds in showing all of us that rock n roll should always be 'by the people, for the people and of the people'. If you grew up in the 70s or 80s you will love it and many of its touch points. If you are still "growing up" watch and learn. FREE ROCK N ROLL


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