Cause and Effect presents:

Hey Listeners,

It is my pleasure to be hosting Cause and Effect today. Since the Academy Awards are tomorrow night, I thought I’d focus on rock ‘n’ roll and the soundtrack.

Set 1: The Birth of Rock and Film
The birth – rock’ n ’roll enters film in late 50s – as more people are listening to rock ‘n’n roll than the popular music that used to be in films – and a marriage made in heaven is born – locked forever – scenes from movies tied to songs / soundtrack albums – etc. – the birth of a new segment of the music industry and the movie industry
• Bill Haley and His Comets – Rock Around the Clock – Blackboard Jungle – 1955
• Little Richard – She’s Got It – The Girl Can’t Help It – 1956
• Elvis Presley – Crawfish – King Creole – 1958 – THE BEGINNING OF THE STAR VEHICLE
• Cliff Richard – Love – Expresso Bongo – 1959 – British Elvis
• Cliff Richard – Move It – for fun
• James Darren – Gidget – Gidget – 1959
• Funicello / Avalon – Beach Party Tonight – Beach Party – 1963
• The Beatles – Tell Me Why – Hard Days Night – 1964
• Dave Clark Five – Wild Weekend – Catch Us If You Can – 1965 (John Boorman – first film – Deliverance fame)
• The Monkees – Porpoise Song – Head – 1968 – Peter Tork / Jack Nicholson / Bob Rafelson
• The Electric Prunes – Kyrie Eleison – Easy Rider – 1969
• The Chocolate Watchband – Don’t Need Your Loving – Riot on Sunset Strip – 1967
• Electric Flag – Fine Jung Thing – The Trip – 1967 -Corman / Nicholson / Fonda / Hopper

Set 2: A Little Diversion
• Warhol films – ’63 – ’65
• Jagger – Performance – ’70 – Roeg – Memo From Turner – Newman / Cooder – first soundtrack – go on to be prolific soundtrack
producers
• Roeg / Bowie – 76 – The Man Who Fell to Earth
• Ned Kelly – 70

Set 3: The Professionals
• Newman – Cold Turkey – ’71 Norman Lear
• Cooder – Alamo Bay – 7 CD box set of his soundtrack work – Louis Malle – ‘85
• Waits – Coppola’s One From the Heart – ‘81
• Crazy Heart – T-Bone Burnett – 2009
• Trent Reznor – Vietnam War
• Danny Elfman – PeeWee

Set 4: The Game Changers – Big Deal Soundtracks
• O’ Brother – really brought spotlight to that old-timey / bluegrass music – resulted in a documentary / festival growth – big
film for Coens and Clooney – 2000
• American Grafiti – ’73 – Happy Days – oldies – no Youtube / no Spotify or ITunes – only access to that music was parent’s 45s – now
on a soundtrack – access to oldies
• Big Chill – Motown – ‘83
• Animal House – ‘78

Set 5: Concert Films
• Woodstock – ‘70

Set 6: Rock Docs
• Paul Anka – The Lonely Boy – the FIRST – ‘63

Set 7: Biopics
• Queen – biggest film 2018 – Bohemian Rhapsody $212 M – highest grossing rock biopic / now highest grossing biopic – won Golden
Globe Best Picture – nominated Academy award – worst reviewed films for both of those

Today’s Bed:
Bollywood / Exorcist / Good Times / Suspiria

See you at the movies,

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106 February 23rd, 2019

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