Friday, September 9, 2011

Nothing can change the shape of things to come

A classic DEAD AIR rerun from 2007, because I really wanted to hear the song: bringing you classic NOSTALGIA with Max Frost and the Troopers, a fictional band made up for the movie WILD IN THE STREETS.

Wild in the Streets (1968) was a super-fabulous B-movie about adult paranoia circa 1968, as the kids lower the voting age to 14, feed LSD to everyone over 30, and take over the country. Christopher Jones, beautiful ex-husband of Susan Strasberg, brazenly channels Jim Morrison, and gives us this fantastic Doors-as-garage-band song (by brilliant songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil), which ominously reminds us that Nothing Can Change the Shape of Things to Come. Ain't it the truth.

The kids elect Max president in the movie, which doesn't bode well, as you might imagine.

And if your kids try to get you to drink anything suspect, REFUSE IT!


Max Frost And The Troopers - Nothing Can Change the Shape of Things to Come


SnowdropExplodes said...

That was cool. It's weirdly appropriate to my recent reading, which as involved a discussion of the role of determinism in Marx's theory of history, and the inevitability of socialist revolution that he described. Some Marxists did indeed claim, "nothing can change the shape of things to come"!

JoJo said...

I've never seen this movie, but I did see the ridiculous "Reefer Madness" which, I confess, was so boring I didn't even make it all the way through.

Blue Heron said...

One of the big movies of my childhood. I didn't watch your clip but still remember when everyone past thirty something gets put in a camp. Believe it started with a cool acid scene.

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, sub/dude said...

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This will not really work, I think like this.