Several dancers were cast directly from Spain, making their West End debuts. The bulls for the fighting sequences were performed by a phalanx of black-clad dancers, moving as one. The work began life in as a concept albumstarring Tom Jones. Jones was keen to play A Boy From Nowhere - Various - Alan Jones Presents Voices Of The 80s lead on stage, and gave up his Las Vegas cabaret shows to return to the UK for that purpose.
The musical was initially unable to attract the financial backing required, but Jones did get his first UK top ten hit after a fifteen-year dry spell, with his single, A Boy From Nowherelifted from the Matador concept album. Eventually financial backing was secured, and the show opened at the Queen's Theatre in London on April 16, Audiences and most critics were positive [ citation needed ]but the London theatre season was heavily impacted by the first Persian Gulf War and the subsequent drop in tourism.
The production folded after three months. Both performances were excellent, of course. Folded into this chapter is also Jonathan Richman, who would form the Modern Lovers. There are other similarities other than off-beat vocal styles.
For one, both started solo and had a band join them after, but more importantly, both had a relationship with the Velvet Underground. For Richman, he was a mega-fan as Morrissey was for the Dolls and friend of the band, and Willie actually replaced Reed Bye Bye Blues - George Lewis - George Lewis In Japan (Volume One) Lou quit the group, to tour with the VU in Europe.
Both are unique and yet led to the beginning of that period of Boston garage punk. Again, a fun band with a non-representative release that did not help their career, even with one of the Paley Brothers, Jonathan, as a member I used to go see the band Mong at CBGBs, with the other Paley bro, Andy.
Their sound was more metalish than the other bands mentioned above, sort of like a dirty cross between the MC5, the joyful sloppiness and attitude of the New York Dolls, and that Willie A.
But like so many of the bands before and after them, and even many on this documentary, En Nombre De Dios - Julio Jaramillo - Lo Mejor De had one shot to record an album, and it never reached its potential either in sound or sales.
Then there is the amazing power trio, the Neighborhoods reprint of a interview by me HEREwho I interviewed in the mids when they played in New York. After a brief rundown of A Boy From Nowhere - Various - Alan Jones Presents Voices Of The 80s some of the musicians are up to now mostly recording with Rick Harte, it seemsthere is a clip of Peter Wolf of the J.
This makes sense since there is a phenomenal amount of music that runs throughout, including rare live clips and recordings. There are lots of interviews with band members, but also of front-line scenesters, such as Lyn Cardinal aka Ms. By using black and white footage for present day interviews, the historical still pictures and live footage meld together well, making the whole zeitgeist a timeless document that works collectively, rather than putting them into segregated, isolating moments, even with individual chapters for each band.
You can see some of my pix below. For future documentaries? I'm Coming Home. That Lucky Old Sun. Land of 1, Dances. Land of Dances. Just Out of Reach. Young New Mexican Puppeteer. Witch Queen of New Orleans. Right Place Wrong Time. Sexbomb Ft Mousse T.
Motherless Child Ft Portishead. I Wake Up Crying. It's a Man's Man's Man's World. You Keep Me Hanging On. Weeping Annaleah. A Minute of Your Time. Looking Out My Window. Can't Stop Loving You. Love Me Tonight. Wichita Lineman. Sittin' On The Dock of the Part 8 - Blank Banner - Merz. Without Love There Is Nothing.
A Boy From Nowhere - Various - Alan Jones Presents Voices Of The 80s of Darkness. I Can't Turn You Loose. Let There Be Love.
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