Quadrophenia (Special Edition)
When you think of mods and rockers, you think of Quadrophenia. Set to The Who album of the same name, there is no other movie that shows this period, and the thoughts of the young people who lived in it, quite like Quandrophenia. The young vs. their parents. The Rockers vs. the mods. The struggle to find meaning in life for young people who aren't satisfied by what their parents have and hold. For the afficiando of the scooter, be prepared to be assaulted with Vespas galore. Also, an appearance of a very young and very beautiful Sting as the "Ace Face". Love, Reign O'er Me....
Many people like to keep their favorite bands to themselves, only sharing their prized fan-dom with their closest friends, I suppose we all want to have access to the people and things we love most, and feel that standing in the b... Many people like to keep their favorite bands to themselves, only sharing their prized fan-dom with their closest friends, I suppose we all want to have access to the people and things we love most, and feel that standing in the back of a line to see what one discovered by chance rather than through mass media is a humiliating thought. One such band which I keep close to my chest is Dengue Fever. It's hard not to dance when listing to Dengue Fever--which is not surprising--but what is surprising is that their sound is inspired by 1960s Vietnam-war-era form of Cambodian rock called "Khmer Rock", a pop genre that was huge in Cambodian but has only recently come to the radios, and ipods of North America. Here's the thing, Dengue Fever is a L.A. based group who's infectious sound is a not only fueled with a tank of Khmer Rock but is also lined with cool quilting of Southeast Asian pop, Vietnam-war-era lounge music, klezmer, ska, surf rock, and Ethiopian jazz. Anyway, I think it would be fine if Dengue Fever became big here in the States, so there. And what about you, what band are you keeping to yourself, send me a complement and tell me ;)
I wish I had this Radio Flyer Scooter as a kid. For ages 2-5.