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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Monday June 7, 2021

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  SWITCHED-ON LISZT

 Proverbial Seventies excess saw LISZTOMANIA, the second Ken Russell/Roger Daltrey collaboration for 1975. Like its predecessor, Tommy, its soundtrack is set to synthesisers - care of a Yes man, Rick Wakeman. Wakeman himself also appears as a super-strange Thor, which is something of a film incarnation of the Edgar Winter Group's FRANKENSTEIN:

     

 

 

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1 hour ago, NoShear said:

  SWITCHED-ON LISZT

 Proverbial Seventies excess saw LISZTOMANIA, the second Ken Russell/Roger Daltrey collaboration for 1975. Like its predecessor, Tommy, its soundtrack is set to synthesisers - care of a Yes man, Rick Wakeman. Wakeman himself also appears as a super-strange Thor, which is something of a film incarnation of the Edgar Winter Group's FRANKENSTEIN:

     

 

 

So are you recommending it?

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Re: "So are you recommending it?"

 Laughing: If you enjoy both progressive rock and softcore porn, you'll love it, TopBilled! More seriously, TopBilled, beyond some prurient take, the musical movie seems only for aficionados of Ken Russell's campy craziness and some hardcore Tommy the Movie fans.

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59 minutes ago, NoShear said:

Re: "...Ken Russell's campy craziness and...Tommy the Movie..."

 Said to have landed the director's chair of Tommy the Movie for a combo of his Anglo-orientation and eccentricity, Ken Russell displayed both in this brief interview clip which begins the TOMMY segment of The Kids Are Alright (1979):     

 

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14 hours ago, NoShear said:

 Said to have landed the director's chair of Tommy the Movie for a combo of his Anglo-orientation and eccentricity, Ken Russell displayed both in this brief interview clip which begins the TOMMY segment of The Kids Are Alright (1979):     

 

I've never gotten into any of Ken Russell's films. His stuff doesn't exactly reach out and "grab me."

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1 hour ago, TopBilled said:

Re: I've never gotten into any of Ken Russell's films. His stuff doesn't exactly reach out and "grab me."

 You need a longer reach, TopBilled: He's out There!

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19 hours ago, NoShear said:

Re: "Like its predecessor, Tommy, its soundtrack is set to synthesisers..."

 Speaking of Tommy and Rick Wakeman's synthesisers, the WHO's Pete Townshend contributed much instrumentation to the Tommy the Movie soundtrack - most notably his use of synthesizers:

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 Townshend later received an Academy Award nomination in the "Best Original Song Score or Adaptation Score" category for the 1975 musical movie.

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