Three would be rockers Chazz, Rex and Pip, known as The Lone Rangers plan to play their demo on a recording company, but then they're turned down rudely. Then they decide to try the famous rock n' roll radio station, but are not accepted either. Then they decide arm themselves with squirt guns and take the station hostage for not playing their demo. But the three get more than what they have bargained for.
A comedy with attitude.
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Did You Know?
Ian (Joe Mantegna) mentions to Milo (Michael McKean) that if its too loud, you're too old. Michael previously played the lead singer of Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap (1984), which was described as the loudest band in England. See more
When Milo catches Pip and Suzzi having sex the glass door behind him shows Pip standing but when the camera moves back to Pip and Suzzi he is still lying down while she is starting to stand. See more
[on the air
Oh yeah! That was for all you pinheads out there too hip to take off your leather jackets in this 95 degree heat. Now I know when the weather gets like this it brings all you nut bags out of the wood pile. And since I am a trouble magnet, I have one thing to say to you bozos, and that is, back off. Here's the Sons of Thunder from the debut album Scrabbled Eggs and Wobbly Legs. You're listening to Ian Shock, on the station with more hair, more flair, yet so debonair, ...
Aside from editing some language, the TV version changes one of the last scenes: when Rex is pelvic-thrusting and Chazz gestures "no no no", instead of a shot of a pair of prisoners grinning laciviously, the TV edit uses a shot of two prisoners staring confused at Rex. See more
Referenced in I Was a Teenage Faust
Performed by Primal Scream
Written by Bobby Gillespie
, Robert Young
and Andrew Innes
Produced by Tom Dowd
Courtesy of Sire Records / Creation Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products See more