October 13, 2007

The Song Remains the Same


I was reading about the re-issue of this CLASSIC movie - really it was the next best thing to seeing Zeppelin live. There was a theater in Newport Beach that played movies at midnight every Saturday night (Friday night at that same theater was "Rocky Horror Picture Show nite for years!). It was one of those hole in the wall old time theaters, wish I knew if it was still there. I remember the first time I went to see it - my boyfriend and I sat the balcony with our feet up smoking joints and rocking out. Ahhh, the 70's....things were a lot different back then!


See Hans' blog, Here Comes the Flood for details. And yes, I will be buying this or asking for it for Christmas :)

7 comments:

Angie said...

I've never been a big movie watcher so I've only seen bits and pieces of it, which is a bit odd considering they're my favourite band!

I would've loved to have been a teenager in the late 60's and early 70's. There just seemed to be a kind of purity and freedom in music and life that we don't have now, although it could just be me romanticising it all from afar.

I just watched the movie Esay Rider for the first time the other day. I think it just captured the spirit of the age and how everything was changing so much at that time. And what a soundtrack. I was born in the wrong era definitely!

Bruce said...

I've seen the movie a couple of times, and was not all that enamored with it, to be honest. Maybe it's because I've never been a huge Led Zep fan(I like them. I just don't get all verklempt over them); it just didn't do much for me.

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Angie, I always thought I was born in the wrong era too...I was a teen in the late 70's but as a child I watched my much older cousins go through the early 60's including losing one in Viet Nam.

Bruce, well, I haven't seen it in years so I will let you know what I think but I REMEMBER thinking it was GREAT :)

Hans said...

Saw it in high school in 1978 when they showed it one week after a double bill of the Stones in The Park and the Cream Farewell concert. I was the youngest by far during those screenings, all the bigger guys buying me drinks and admiring my lapping tongue patch on my denim jacket and my Velvet Underground T-shirt.

P.S. Thanks for the link Barbara. BTW It's Hans, not Han.

P.P.S. A review copy should arrive any day now. It's OK to be jealous.

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Hans, sorry! That was a typo on your name I fixed it. Sounds like you had a good old time back then too.

I am envious, I wasn't asked to review this one!!!

Bruce said...

I know. My brother really liked it, too. BTW, here's a great video of The Immigrant Song. I think you'll like it.

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

BRUCE! You have no idea how much I needed to laugh this evening. That video clip was great. Robert and Jimmy purrformed so purrrrrfectly!

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