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Movie Review: Tapeheads

Rating: It's a Keeper!

Ok this review is for you Net Flix people. It is really obscure. On IMDB they say it only did $350,000 at the box office. (and that was just the Mary Crosby fans).

Rating: It's a Keeper!

Ok this review is for you Net Flix people. It is really obscure. On IMDB they say it only did $350,000 at the box office. (and that was just the Mary Crosby fans).

This is one of my favorite cult movies. Now I don't expect everybody to like it but it will tell you a lot about the kind of movies I like.

The movie stars a young John Cusak and Tim Robbins. And it was Executive Produced by Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, how cool is that?

So the movie revolves around these two young guys whose only ambition in life is to make rock videos. Of course they have to start like everybody in the business by doing their first videos "on spec". Meaning for no budget. The videos they do make are hilarious like a video of a Swedish band that is bigger than Abba and a commercial for a chicken and waffle restaurant.

There is some fun music along the way, like a Swedish version of a Devo song and some great music performed by the Swanky Modes (we love the Swanky Modes). Played by Sam Moore and Junior Walker. They are heroes of the young video producers who will risk there budding careers to see the Modes back on top.

The soundtrack is great and apparently it is a collector's item. I used several songs as theme music for a public access TV show I used to do and I still have many of the songs on my MP3 player.

Look this isn't high art but you could do a lot worse at the 20th spot on your Net Flix list. I will make you a promise if you get this on Net Flix and you don't like it just drop it in the mail and I will send you the next movie on your list.

Don't ya know a waffle is just a pancake with little squares on it?

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