DETROIT ROCK CITY
Marc Bolan's "20th CENTURY BOY"is covered in yet another movie sountrack !! No complaints from any of his fans; This time the song is included in the new KISS inspired road trip movie set in the mid-70's. It is now available on VCR & DVD at online shops. It has also been shown on Cable T.V. stations. I give high marks to the band "Drain sth" for their original cover.Check the index for the Mp3
Below is the Soundtrack List:
1. The Boys Are Back In Town - Everclear
2. Shout It Out Loud - Kiss
3. Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
4. Cat Scratch Fever - Pantera
5. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
6. Highway To Hell - Marilyn Manson
7. 20th Century Boy - Drain sth **
8. Detroit Rock City - Kiss
9. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
10. Surrender - Cheap Trick (live)
11. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
12. Strutter - The Donnas
13. School Days - The Runaways <
14. Little Willy - Sweet
15. Nothing Can Keep Me From You - KISS
Cliff Rubin from Till Dawn saw the film and here is his post on it -underneath that is the Press release for the film:
Sadly, one film to NOT add to the Great Rock Films list is "Detroit
Saw it last night and as much as I was hoping it would be great,
well, it just isn't very good on any other level other than the one that
die-hard Kiss fans will appreciate, which is just seeing a movie with so
many references to the band in it (plus a pretty quick cameo from them).
DRC is really just like a TV-movie, not clever, funny, or anything you would
want a comedy to be. The music is good though, with a lot of selections
from the era which tie well into the story. The best thing about it is that
I did NOT hear the "20th Century Boy" Drain STH cover in the movie anywhere...
but the ORIGINAL is loudly played in one scene! That was a nice surprise.
First there was the bold bouyancy of Beach Blanket Bingo. Then there was the manic joy of A Hard Day's Night and later the explosive energy of Rock N Roll High School. Now, in the tradition of the innocently exuberant rock and roll comedy, comes a new salute to the rebel teenage spirit and the insatiable adolescent appetite for fun.
For years, the teenage rock comedy genre has lain mostly dormant. But Detroit Rock City revisits the fun-loving format with a raucously funny yet surprisingly touching fable about the age-old adolescent quest for girls, good times, hot tunes and the intoxicating lure of freedom.
From New Line Cinema comes a coming-of-age story that rocks four worlds. Edward Furlong, Giuseppe Andrews, Sam Huntington and newcomer James De Bello star in the story of four Midwestern High Schoolers on an unstoppable quest to snag a quartet of KISS concert tickets. Over the course of one magical night, each undergoes a harrowing and hilarious experience as their insatiable desire to see their favorite band is pitted against authoritarian nightmares, parental hypocrisy, trials of conscience and the persistent influence of disco. What begins as the passionate pursuit of a rock 'n' roll fantasy turns into a series of hair-pin turns and comic misadventures with one over-riding goal: the liberty to pursue their own dreams.
Using a fast-paced, dizzying style that serves as the visual equivalent of the hammering riff, director Adam Rifkin captures not only a humorous nostalgia for the 70's but the eternal charms of living at maximum volume.
Also starring in Detroit Rock City are Natasha Lyonne, Lin Shaye, Melanie Lynskey, Shannon Tweed and KISS band members Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley as themselves. The film is written by Carl V. Dupre and produced by Gene Simmons, Barry Levine and Kathleen Haase through their respective production companies, Takoma Entertainment Group and Base-12 Productions. The associate producer is Tim Sullivan.