Concert review: Thunderlip on New Year’s Eve |
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I guess another problem with the scene is it happens about ten minutes into the movie and the previous scenes have been the last five minutes of Rocky II and a montage. There was no indication in the last film that Paulie was unhappy with Rocky and so the scene feels like manufactured drama.
Maybe Burt Young wanted more scenes as Paulie and something a bit dramatic to do rather than walking around being grouchy. Maybe this film will be a redemption story as Paulie packs in the booze and the grouch and becomes a better person.
Or maybe he goes into the drunk tank, gets bailed out by Rocky, gives Rocky some shit and then asks for a job and this whole thing is never mentioned again.
So after an opening that serves no purpose we move onto the charity fight with Thunderlips, played here by Hulk Hogan. Eventually Rocky gets his gloves off and dishes out a bit of a beating before somehow body slamming the wrestler and winning.
The scene plays out like something from the Three Stooges and again feels pointless. After these pointless scenes we finally get to the meat of this picture. Rocky and family are at the unveiling of the famous bronze statue depicting the likeness of the Italian Stallion. T style that Clubber wants to fight him and that he will be destroyed.
Rocky is rattled but denies the challenge until Clubber starts making some lewd comments about Adrian and the fight is on. You can take that as an indicator of how good this film is I guess. Burgess Meredith is awesome in these films and a great Penguin in Batman but he has a face like a dry-aged steak and a voice that sounds like he spent the fifties swallowing coins and glass with a blended up nail and vinegar chaser.
So in Rocky V when Rocky Jnr is complaining about not being loved enough he should be complaining about the fact he wet the bed every day of his life because he shared a house with a man who looks like a Halloween costume that got microwaved. So Mickey and Rocky have a heart to heart and its revealed that Clubber was right and Rocky is a paper champion.
Mickey hand-picked the fighters to protect Rocky. I liked this bit as it started to tie the films together into a trilogy. But it also shows Rocky becoming more like Apollo in Rocky I. Clubber is like an evil version of Rocky in Rocky I.
The training montage here pre-fight was weird as they train in some big indoor space with an orchestra, hangers on and people hawking merchandise. Intercut with that is Clubber training in some dingy piece of shit gym which seemingly only has moody lighting. And yet after building this all up they chicken out at the crucial moment. On the way to the fight both fighters and there trainers get into a scuffle in the…area before the ring and Mickey is pushed and has a heart attack.
Rocky still goes out to fight but is spooked and you can see his head is wrecked.
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This is all well and good and the fact that a shock like that would unnerve him enough for Clubber to beat him is fine. I would have preferred them to spare Mickey if Burgess Meredith wants out, kill him between films Clemenza style and have Rocky do the shoddy training and then ride into the ring on the back of a Harley or do the George Washington thing same as Apollo in the first film. Show him being arrogant as shit and paying the price and then when he builds himself back up its more satisfying.
After his knock out Rocky goes to see Mickey, who dies and Stallone struggles to be understood in his mumbly grief. I did skip a bit actually which I liked.
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When the fight is starting we go ringside and the commentators are joined by the retired Apollo Creed whose presence in this film adds instant class.
They're all full of this sense of urgency, and at times, desperation. I'm not, however, complaining about the vocal levels. I think that was the way to do it. I've read in the past that they totally refrained from singing the lyrics at most of their early shows.
Nosferatu Man was pretty much the same way. Toward the end of Nosferatu Man, the guy standing next to me, and just a little closer to the stage, was nice enough to offer his spot to me so that I could get some pictures without having PBR Boy's head in the way. If you ever read this blog, thank you so much!! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take too much video because I seem to have misplaced my other set of batteries, but I did score this video of Don Aman Interesting how Pajo plays with upward strokes here.
I don't know if he always plays like that maybe someone else can answer this? Washer was so gorgeous live, I wanted to cry. I think this was the first Slint song I ever heard, so I have some feelings of sentimentality towards it.
I've always loved those last lines, "My head is empty, my toes are warm, I am safe from harm. When the guys went into Good Morning, Captain, the crowd got pretty excited. I think it was probably the only Slint song a lot of them knew.
There wasn't too much power left in my batteries, so I held out until the climax of the song before recording anything. You'll have to excuse the sound until I can afford to get some better kind of recording device.
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After Good Morning, Captain, a few people started to leave, but Slint was not done thank goodness! Somewhere between Glenn and Rhoda, one of the guys right up front on the stage decided to leave, so I yanked his spot.
I am kicking myself over and over for not looking harder for my other batteries, or just buying some new ones. The last song they played was Kings Approach, which is a new song.
I liked this one a lot. For being broken up for such a long time, they sure did an excellent job writing a new song that fits right in with the older material. The potential for a new album is extremely exciting!
The show ended promptly at 12, and there was no encore or anything. I waited around for a little bit to see if I could get a set list.
The young guys up front pretty much got all of them. I finally made eye contact with one of the techs, who then came over to me. I asked him if I could have one of Pajo's guitar picks and he said sure, he didn't see why not.
When he came back over, he gave me the pick, and then he asked me if I wanted a set list. I was still trying to let the whole show sink in, and couldn't really think of anything to say except "thank you so much, that show was amazing.
He had this great sense of style, but he was still a little dorky in his own way cute glasses and I'm not even really a glasses girl.
Please read this and track me down. Anyway, here's the set list.