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"Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« on: October 01, 2021, 02:46:48 PM »
This may be better for Oscillation, but it straddles movies and music, so I thought it would be appropriate for either.

I'm watching What Happens in Vegas, a dumb romcom with Cameron Diaz, and an Eels song popped up. It occurred to me how many bad movies Eels songs show up in.

Cool is in inverted commas because this is all subjective. Just ones where the kinds of fans of the former seem to be contradictory with the fans of the latter.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2021, 02:52:40 PM »
Stereolab popping up in that terrible Karen Gillan fillum.

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 02:53:38 PM »
Ween make an appearance in the apparently awful SNL spin-off It's Pat. I never managed to see it, but according to them "It sucked, but we were good".

Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 03:49:18 PM »
I'd guess the Clash probably pretty high up, used well in Grosse Pointe Blank but then lots of bad blokish refferences since like that Guy Ritchie Rollaballer or whatever.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 04:16:07 PM »
I'd guess the Clash probably pretty high up, used well in Grosse Pointe Blank but then lots of bad blokish refferences since like that Guy Ritchie Rollaballer or whatever.

Guy Ritchie sure knows how to soundtrack his movies. It's a shame then that Rock n' Rolla and Revolver, and parts of Snatch are so rubbish.

I quite like Lock Stock though.

Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2021, 10:39:35 AM »
Sparks having an actual cameo in Rollercoaster.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2021, 01:41:19 PM »
Guns 'N' Roses* made a cameo appearance in 1988's shonky Dirty Harry sequel The Dead Pool, oddly enough.

*they were cool at the time, OK?

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2021, 01:56:32 PM »
Digital Underground appeared in 'Nothing But Trouble'. Apparently, this was the first cinematic appearance of Tupac Shakur; what a debut!

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2021, 02:12:32 PM »
Bowie had a very average batting average but Spongebob is near the bottom of the barrel. Absolute Beginners, Linguini Incident..

Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2021, 02:58:41 PM »
Sparks having an actual cameo in Rollercoaster.

The best part of that film.

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2021, 03:04:59 PM »

Bowie's cameo in Yellowbeard.

Isaac Hayes in It Could Happen To You (the one where Nicolas Cage gives a million dollar tip to Bridget Fonda)

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2021, 05:32:23 PM »
I quite like Lock Stock though.

I had quite a "what the fuck is this and where can I hear more of it?" moment when I heard Castaways - Liar Liar in Lock Stock.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2021, 05:45:12 PM »
The Dickies were very cool to me when they showed up in George Burns-starring 18 Again, one of the naffest of the raft of bodyswap movies that sploshed across late 80's cinema screens like a torrent of regretful boomer spunk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U4LqWKmxo0

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2021, 07:11:06 PM »
It doesn't qualify as a naff movie (imo) but great cameos from Fields Of The Nephilim's Carl McCoy, Lemmy and Iggy Pop in 1990's cyberpunk Hardware. Great use of PIL's Order Of Death in it too

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hardware++lemmy

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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2021, 07:49:48 PM »
It doesn't qualify as a naff movie (imo) but great cameos from Fields Of The Nephilim's Carl McCoy, Lemmy and Iggy Pop in 1990's cyberpunk Hardware. Great use of PIL's Order Of Death in it too

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hardware++lemmy

Fucking LOVE that movie. Hardware was my No.1 film of all time between 1991 and 1994. It was the first "grown up" film that became my absolute fave.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2021, 11:44:40 AM »
Urge Overkill playing the American National Anthem in " Kingpin" ( although " Kingpin" 's a good film)

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2021, 04:29:39 PM »
product placement for tiktaks in superman the movie

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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2021, 04:36:45 PM »
'Burning Down The House' by Talking Heads popping up in Revenge Of The Nerds.

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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2021, 05:42:05 PM »
Spice World?

McFly were in a terrible Lindsay Lohan film, Just My Luck. Even more bizarrely Simple Plan are in the Olsen Twins' New York Minute.

But it's hard to beat (off) Violent Femmes in Sabrina The Teenage Witch, the old TV series with Melissa Joan Hart.

Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2021, 05:55:01 PM »
The Pretty Things appear in the 1969 Norman Wisdom film, What's Good For The Goose.

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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2021, 12:45:51 PM »
The Pretty Things appear in the 1969 Norman Wisdom film, What's Good For The Goose.
Under the pseudonym The Electric Banana, which they used to record library tracks for De Wolfe on the side that ended up being used by Tigon for that film (Alexander, the song used in that scene, is an absolute banger).

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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2021, 03:18:41 PM »
Lawrence from Felt/ Denim/ G-KM was apparently an extra in Weekend at Bernie's[1].
 1. or a film like that

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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2021, 03:21:32 PM »
Not sure if Cheap Trick are cool or not but they have a cameo in crappy Eddie Murphy vehicle Daddy Day Care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR4wCatQ-g8

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2021, 04:33:40 PM »
Devo (as Dove, The Band of Love) in Pray TV, a prescient (although not that great) satire about Christian evangelical TV channels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Y9xdWD6gI

Not a movie, but it's got to be worth a mention, The Seeds doing Pushing Too Hard on long-forgotten 60s US sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, more than playing up to their roles as 'weird music that the kids like these days'. Probably blew a few minds of the kids otherwise forced to sit through this with their families that evening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQWVHvjdfZw


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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2021, 07:40:05 PM »
I don't know if Pulp are cool or if Harry Potter is naff, but the song Pulp sang in Goblet of Fire had some of the crappest naffest lyrics ever.

Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2021, 07:48:58 PM »
Ian Brown is in one as well but he is not in the slightest bit cool

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2021, 08:47:20 PM »
It doesn't qualify as a naff movie (imo) but great cameos from Fields Of The Nephilim's Carl McCoy, Lemmy and Iggy Pop in 1990's cyberpunk Hardware. Great use of PIL's Order Of Death in it too

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Hardware++lemmy
Fucking LOVE that movie. Hardware was my No.1 film of all time between 1991 and 1994. It was the first "grown up" film that became my absolute fave.

I have the soundtrack album! And became a huge Richard Stanley fan. Until the Unpleasantness.

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2021, 09:21:17 PM »
I don't know if Pulp are cool or if Harry Potter is naff, but the song Pulp sang in Goblet of Fire had some of the crappest naffest lyrics ever.

That's Jarvis solo, Pulp split up a few years earlier.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2021, 12:33:48 PM »
I'd guess the Clash probably pretty high up, used well in Grosse Pointe Blank but then lots of bad blokish refferences since like that Guy Ritchie Rollaballer or whatever.

Of course there's Strummer's relatively substantial role in Alex Cox's Straight to Hell. Not exactly naff but not a great film either.

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Re: "Coolest" bands to appear in most naff movies?
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2021, 02:38:01 PM »
Of course there's Strummer's relatively substantial role in Alex Cox's Straight to Hell. Not exactly naff but not a great film either.
And some / most / all of the Pogues. I rather like Straight To Hell, but it's not something I could rewatch a lot.

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