Any serious music fan -- that is anyone who sees the radio pirates as kindred spirits -- will be outraged by its sloppy approach to the history of rock and roll.
Could not agree more. Check out this review on this blog I know about. It seems to agree with us both. www.anoceanofnoise.com.
Nov 19 - 11:52 AM
Hey AO. I was a so called child of the 60's, and it WAS sloppy. It was all over the place from the Kinks to the Animals to the Hollies. Eclectic stuff. This movie was not about history or trying to define or catalog the era. It was more MASH then anything else. Bad gov't guys going by the book vs the rebels of the 60's. Just entertainment,Altman style,and not Almost Famous or The Doors.
Nov 20 - 05:17 PM
It's not about history in the sense of facts and time lines. It's a mood of time and place. A remembrance of letting your hair down, letting it all hang out.
Nov 21 - 08:00 AM
You totally missed the boat.
Nov 29 - 09:23 PM
Don't agree. Loved the soundtrack, loved the humor, although I agree it wasn't "polished", but that was the point.
Jun 10 - 04:00 PM
I'm a serious music fan. A big part of my love for the music is "feeling." If A.O. was looking for a documentary, he missed the boat indeed, but I loved the reasonably accurate portrayal of the FEELING of the time, including some rather accurate portrayal of pirate radio. VERY enjoyable movie.
Dec 28 - 03:31 AM