Posts by Nick Spacek

From the Stereo to Your Screen: AC/DC and Last Action Hero

“Big Gun” by AC/DC from Last Action Hero Last Action Hero has received the occasional “why it’s actually good” revisit over the last few years – most notably in a 2013 AV Club piece – and honestly, the film does have its moments. One could argue that it heralded the eventual transformation of Arnold Schwarzenegger from top action star to less-than to political figure, given that the movie was supposed to be huge, and ended up losing something like $26 million. Hell, Last Action Hero bombed so hard, people were baffled at how good and successful the following year’s True Lies
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: MC HAMMER AND THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Addams Groove by MC Hammer from The Addams Family The brightest stars burn briefest, as the saying goes. MC Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em and Too Legit to Quit were released back-to-back in 1990 and 1991, and by the time The Funky Headhunter dropped three years later, hip-hop had moved from the pop-friendly jams of Hammer, Young MC, and Vanilla Ice to the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac. In the brief period where MC Hammer sold millions of records, he was tapped to record an original song to promote The Addams Family. His song for that
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: SOUL ASYLUM’s Can’t Even Tell from Clerks

SOUL ASYLUM’s Can’t Even Tell from Clerks   “You know what the problem with music videos is? They never address the problems of the common man.” I love the irony inherent in Jeff Anderson as Randall talking about the common man and meta-commentary on music videos while actually starring in a music video himself. It’s an idea furthered by the fact that while Dave Pirner and the rest of Soul Asylum are in the video, they don’t actually do any musical performing. The Minnesotans play hockey on the roof of the Quik Stop and RST Video, recreating a scene from
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