Best film about a fictitious rock band/singer

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Best fictitious rock band/singer film

Still Crazy
2
10%
Slade In Flame
0
No votes
Spinal Tap
11
52%
Breaking Glass
1
5%
The Blues Brothers
1
5%
The Commitments
2
10%
Velvet Goldmine
1
5%
Bad News Tour
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:49

dogsetc. wrote:I've never knowingly seen any of them -- but possibly The Commitments, something to do with a chip van?
Never saw Absolute Beginners, that was supposed to be bad i think. I'll just bring round the Kia Oras.


No, the one about the chip van, was called The Van and it was about a chip van. Also written by Roddy Doyle.

That said the band did get a lift in a fish & chip fan in The Commitments, but that was about 1 minute of the film. :wink:

Yes, Absolute Beginners was shite!

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Postby higgy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:53

There is only one correct answer to this and it features the line "you can't dust for vomit".
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Postby dogsetc. » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:53

I would like to apologise for my rubbish contribution to this thread and wasting your time Stoneage.

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:57

dogsetc. wrote:I would like to apologise for my rubbish contribution to this thread and wasting your time Stoneage.


Nah, not at all. I'm not havin any of that apologising stuff. I love threads that go off at tangents, that's the spice of life! :)

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Postby brother abnego » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:59

...hey, don't forget Luke...

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 17:05

abnego wrote:...hey, don't forget Luke...

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Postby Ady » Mon Mar 26, 2007 18:41

damn i forgot about him! scary man. :shock:

i went for what most have done-spinal tap.
genius film.i also love the one the spinal tap lot did later-best in show,i think it was like this american version of crufts.

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Postby steve adams » Mon Mar 26, 2007 19:22

abnego wrote:...That'll Be The Day/Stardust deserve an honourary mention...

...David Essex's finest hour...

i agree this is my choice as well
also you forgot to mention the star of the film
sir keith moon (i think he would have been, if he were still alive)
for services to the demolition industry :wink: :wink: :D :D
get well soon tim smith !!!

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Postby Lol Drake » Mon Mar 26, 2007 20:16

I can't choose between Blues Brothers and Still Crazy. I love them both. Too much.

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Postby clippa » Mon Mar 26, 2007 20:21

Spinal tap is overrated and boring, a handful of smirks and one laugh if you're lucky, maybe it was hilarious at the time, so I vote blues brothers. Blues brothers is a far better film, car chases, class music, nuns! Nuns! Are you people just clicking mindlessly? You've been brainwashed ;)

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Postby Made Of Worms » Mon Mar 26, 2007 20:48

David Essex's finest hour was in fact BBC1's The River. Oscar!

It's apparently lost in the mists of time now (just checked) but I once partook of a game whereby you looked up a film on Amazon and ordered the reviews Lowest Rating First, to see what you could find. What I found was a review of This Is Spinal Tap which, I think, genuinely missed the point and asked things like "Why didn't they make this about the Stones or some band I've heard of?"

But yeah, they wasted more cars in The Blues Brothers.

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Postby Mr Dogstand » Mon Mar 26, 2007 20:51

garland wrote:Spinal tap is overrated and boring, a handful of smirks and one laugh if you're lucky, maybe it was hilarious at the time, so I vote blues brothers. Blues brothers is a far better film, car chases, class music, nuns! Nuns! Are you people just clicking mindlessly? You've been brainwashed ;)


Thanks for that, I had no idea, I thought I liked it.

Hooray for Garland!

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Postby clippa » Mon Mar 26, 2007 21:05

You should suck milk straight from the udder. Adding more bacteria to make it go thick and gloopy is just a waste of time. Ice cream is over rated, and too cold. I don't like it anyway, so it's out of the question.

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Postby Alternate BC » Mon Mar 26, 2007 21:09

I love The Commitments movie, but voted for Tap !

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Postby Pet Lamb » Mon Mar 26, 2007 21:12

dogsetc. wrote:Never saw Absolute Beginners, that was supposed to be bad i think


I loved Absolute Beginners...it was a homage to the 'good' musical stuff with a moral tale... :wink: