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Get the feeling that Johnny would have yelled at anyone and everyone at any given time.

Not a kindly soul.


--- Quote from: slaughterboy on July 22, 2019, 10:05:19 AM ---Get the feeling that Johnny would have yelled at anyone and everyone at any given time.
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Yeah, wasn't it the Dead Boys (or someone) who called them "the Marones", because Johnny was like a drill sergeant in the Marines...  ;D


--- Quote ---n the late 1970s, Roger Corman was looking to produce a high school-themed movie. Knowing that one of his young directing proteges had a bent for music, the head of New World Pictures had an idea. As Allan Arkush remembers Corman telling him: “I’ve been thinking, since ‘Grease’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ are hits, why don’t you put music in it and we’ll call it ‘Disco High’?”

Fortunately, as “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School” took shape, cooler heads prevailed … and nothing could be cooler than the Ramones, then, in 1979, or now, even after most of the band members have passed on. It was 40 years ago this week that the film had its New York City opening, which was part of a very, very staggered release pattern for a low-budget project that came to stand in the upper ranks of almost everyone’s list of essential music movies.

Prior to its release, you may have never heard of the Ramones outside of New York City or Los Angeles, but that all changed by the late summer of 1979. What had started out as a teenage fantasy of Arkush’s only a decade earlier would go on to encapsulate an entire generation’s rebellious spirit by introducing punk-rock music to suburban America and a new, counterculture female character in Riff Randell, played by P.J. Soles. By the end of the film, a concert had let out and a school was gleefully blown up.
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