Every so often I hear a 'mats tune blaring out of the sound system at the gym. This past Saturday it was "I'll Be You". Makes for a better workout (If what I attempt to do with my fat ass can be quantified as a workout).
Within Your Reach in the movie Say Anything is probably the best cameo of a mats song... I think. Great song, great movie. Also, there was that commercial with Can't Hardly Wait in it. Some dude working the counter at 7 Eleven cranking the boom box... nice.
Anybody ever see the movie "My Chaffeur"? It's one of the cheapo films Deborah Foreman made after "Valley Girl", sometime in '85 or '86. "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out" is featured in this film, along with a Fleshtones tune, "What's So New About You"
The film has a few good lines, and Penn and Teller(!).
Does anyone know if a complete listing of movies featuring 'mats/Westerberg tunes is available? We all know of "Say Anything", "Singles","Saved", "Can't Hardly Wait","Tough Guys", Jerry Maguire", "Feeling Minnesota","Airheads", and now "My Chaffuer", but is there some website that might have a more complete lisiting?
Imagine my surprise to hear "I Will Dare" at Media Play this past Sunday. They seemed to be pushing the "Left of the Dial" box set, as it was also featured in their Sunday 4-color, and there is a big display of not only that box set, but quite a few other "Punk" and New Wave" compilations right near the entrance. Great - Strummer was so right about turning rebellion into money.
Post by WsBigBrownBeaver on Dec 27, 2004 7:11:45 GMT -5
Old tensions with REM?
I remember reading someplace that PW was pissed about Peter Buck playing on "I will Dare".... like he was brought in to bring some kind of respectability...
I also remember reading a Replacments article/interiview in Rolling Stone back when DTAS came out and PW was spouting (quite litterally) how they were the best damn band around and I think he mentioned/made a remark about REM at the time.... I could be wrong since it's been 16 years or so....
I do have an REM bootleg vinyl from that same period with REM doing a cover of Hootenany... But sadly don't have anything to play it on... I think secret agent man and 20th century boy is also on that same boot...