18 posts categorized "Punk"

March 28, 2022

DANNY SAYS

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ColeSmithey.comLegendary rock publicist Danny Fields tells tales out of school in this rollicking documentary.

The New York City rock scene would not have levitated as it did without Danny Fields.

Oh the stories.

Jim Morrison's and Nico's meet cute. 

Paving success for Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins.

Andy Warhol was not a nice person.

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Sex, drugs, and complicated relationships play out under an umbrella of fantastic music and cultural shifts.

Cuteness counts.

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"Amusing politics and great hair."

"Blood, lust, sweat, cum, and vigor."

Taste equals success baby.

Not Rated. 104 mins.

4 Stars

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March 13, 2022

THE GO-GO'S

ColeSmithey.comThe world needs more all-girl bands!

"We Got The Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," and "Vacation" are power pop standards that still get crowds dancing.

Documentarian Alison Ellwood gives The Go-Go's a soup-to-nuts treatment with full access to the band members (and former band members), and a treasure trove of photos and live performance clips.

Cool stuff.

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Key band members Charlotte Caffey, Jane Wiedlin, Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine, and Gina Shock, dish the dirt about band infighting over drugs, money, betrayal, and making music together.

Oh, the mistakes.

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The Go-Go's are the most successful all-girl group of all time.

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See, and hear, how they did it.

Not Rated. 98 mins. 

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

This ad-free website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel.

Get cool rewards when you click on the button to pledge your support through Patreon. Thanks a lot pal!

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January 22, 2022

POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ

ColeSmithey.comPunk royalty Queen gets a beautiful filmic love letter from her daughter.

Poly Styrene (of the phenomenal band X-Ray Spex) was a force-of-nature whose accurate assessment of capitalism and consumerism found traction in catchy songs such as, "Oh Bondage, Up Yours," "The Day The World Turned Day-Glo," and "Identity."

What a voice!

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Here, Poly's daughter Celeste Bell collaborates with co-director Paul Sng to give an intimate portrait of this trailblazing artist.

Actress Ruth Negga lends her voice, to stand in for Poly's, in this warts-and-all documentary.

Truth.

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Poly Styrene (nee, Marianne Joan Elliott-Said).

Priceless.

Take that, Capitalism.

Not Rated. 89 mins. 

5 Stars

POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ is available one-night-only in theaters nationwide on 2/2

followed by an on-demand release on 2/4 from Utopia!

COLE SMITHEY

Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel.

Get cool rewards when you click on the button to pledge your support through Patreon. Thanks a lot pal!

Cole Smithey on Patreon

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