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Jockice

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Teenage Superstars film
« on: May 05, 2020, 08:42:05 AM »
Anyone seen this? It's been available for free on the internet for a few days. It's a look at the Scottish indie scene in the mid-80s and early 90s, with a great cast, Alan McGee, various members of The Pastels, Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits, Soup Dragons, Shop Assistants, the early Primal Scream, Vaselines etc.  And Thurston Moore. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is my kind of music (apart from Sonic Youth, who I just don't get at all) and they spoke in accents I (mostly) understood. There's some great early footage too.

There are a few others I'd like to have been seen interviewed - one of the Reid brothers (although Douglas Hart is on there), Gillespie,  Brendan O'Hare (Francis MacDonald appears. Luckily not talking about women's sex-based rights), Sushil from the Soup Dragons (mainly because I'm curious about his life as an Asian Scot in the 80s - I'm from not far from Glasgow and there was a minimal - verging on non-existent - BAME population there until a few years ago). And I wondered why the narrator was an American woman. It turned out to be Kim Deal.

It's available on....and at this point I tried to check and it turned out if was a limited period which has now ended. Sorry about that. But I can't be arsed deleting the post. Maybe it'll be free again for a few days during the next pandemic.

Bobby Treetops

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 09:20:11 AM »
Cheers for the heads up, I'll try and track this down through other sources.

Here's a trailer for it anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9RwF6cew4o

Jockice

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
Cheers for the heads up, I'll try and track this down through other sources.

Here's a trailer for it anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9RwF6cew4o

Yeah, sorry I sent it too late. I actually watched it on Saturday (after Duglas BMX Bandit posted about it on Facebook. They apparently did a video conference thing with some of the participants but I missed that) and meant to mention it on here then but forgot.

I've just discovered that the entirety of its predecessor is on youtube though.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M5aOKj3UQI&t=3s
That's my post-shower viewing for today sorted out.

the science eel

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 10:00:11 AM »

Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 11:24:15 AM »
Francis MacDonald appears. Luckily not talking about women's sex-based rights

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 11:25:17 AM »
As much as I loathe the fucking Pastels (I bought a reissue CD of one of their albums in the late 90s and every song was out of tune so I took it back to MVC used the correct lie and swapped it for something else), I'm interested in seeing this. If anyone finds it please let me know.

Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 11:25:50 AM »
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He's sided with her out of the Scottish band who's name I've forgotten about trans stuff.

Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 11:29:19 AM »
As much as I loathe the fucking Pastels

Outside. Now.

Actually, I've gone off them a bit of late since Stephen showed himself to be some spoilt tedious thicko anti-Corbyn #fbpe type. I still think Katrina has one of the best voices in 'popular' music.

Jockice

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 11:33:50 AM »
Outside. Now.

Actually, I've gone off them a bit of late since Stephen showed himself to be some spoilt tedious thicko anti-Corbyn #fbpe type. I still think Katrina has one of the best voices in 'popular' music.

Did he? Oh dear.

Jockice

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 03:13:54 PM »
I've just discovered that the entirety of its predecessor is on youtube though.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M5aOKj3UQI&t=3s
That's my post-shower viewing for today sorted out.

Yeah, that's good too. I have a feeling I've seen bits of it (if not the whole thing) before but my memory's not what it was.

Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2020, 03:11:18 AM »
I bought this on DVD when it came out. It's good if not amazing. Always a pleasure to see Stephen Pastel, Duglas T and all my favs on screen though.

I certainly don't recall SP being anti-Corbyn at any point, and I just searched their tweets to confirm that. It's also worth noting that when seemingly every indie person over 40 has turned terf up in Glasgow, The Pastels, particularly Katrina, has been actively supporting trans rights.

Also, The Pastels are one of the greatest bands ever. Beautiful, beautiful records.

Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2020, 10:32:05 PM »
Oh, he definitely did. Maybe he's deleted them now but it was during some crybaby toy-throwing exercise when Corbyn wouldn't explicitly back remaining and he tweeted the Guardian headline with 'Thanks for nothing (or something like that) and then retweeted a load of bell-ends slating JC andadding agreeing comments. The twat regularly retweets Ian fucking Dunt too. Love their records and they were, possibly still are, my favourite band but that really put me off him.

EDIT: Found them.

https://twitter.com/pastels_the/status/1076267460502974465

Some cunt wrote

Quote
“The people outside looked from Labour to Tory, and from Tory to Labour, and from Labour to Tory again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

and dickhead McRobbie says "Too true." Fuck him.

Jockice

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2020, 06:05:32 PM »
Oh, he definitely did. Maybe he's deleted them now but it was during some crybaby toy-throwing exercise when Corbyn wouldn't explicitly back remaining and he tweeted the Guardian headline with 'Thanks for nothing (or something like that) and then retweeted a load of bell-ends slating JC andadding agreeing comments. The twat regularly retweets Ian fucking Dunt too. Love their records and they were, possibly still are, my favourite band but that really put me off him.

EDIT: Found them.

https://twitter.com/pastels_the/status/1076267460502974465

Some cunt wrote

and dickhead McRobbie says "Too true." Fuck him.

That's a shame. I love The Pastels too.

Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2020, 12:04:30 AM »
Not sure if this is the best place to mention it but Alex from The Shop Assistants apparently passed away in 2005. Someone had posted a Shop Assistants track on a C86 Facebook page and the guy who reissued The Motorcycle Boy album last year said that her husband had contacted him earlier this year to let him know. She must only have been about 40. Feel quite sad about that. I loved their first few singles and the album when I was in my teens.

Bingo Fury

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2020, 01:21:44 AM »
Oh no, that's awful. I used to go and see all the Shoppies' Edinburgh gigs and met Alex loads of times. The last time was when we bumped into each other at a buffet in Meadowbank stadium not long after The Motorcycle Boy had got going, and she was cheerful and approachable as usual. I've often wondered what happened to her, but never imagined she might have passed on, and so long ago. That's very sad.

the science eel

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Re: Teenage Superstars film
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2020, 10:05:53 AM »
Yeah, I saw that last night but didn't realise she'd died in 2005. Terribly sad.

'Safety Net' absolutely rocked my world when I was 18.

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