Flame War: Dan Really Likes Tapeheads

August 19, 2008

An intensely informative response from reader Dan to our posting of the new YACHT video:

Are you fucking kidding me? A Gus Van Sant-like shot for shot remake of the scene from Tapeheads where eager-to-please Jon Cusack and Tim Robbins shoot a video "on spec" for Don Cornelius of Soul Train (as music mogul Mo Fuzz)? The song in the original was a ridiculous piece of new wave by Devo called "Baby Doll," performed by Duran Duranish band called "Cube Squared."

Amazing tribute to an overlooked film that included cameos by Doug E. Fresh, Jello Biafra, Weird Al, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave), Junior Walker and Fishbone. Also, I think it was produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees. Go 80's!


Thanks Dan!

Posted: August 19, 2008
Flame War: Dan Really Likes Tapeheads