The Wrecking Crew (2015)

Laughing Gravy
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February 7th, 2015, 2:34 am #1

I'm VERY excited about this new film, and hopeful that Mr. Panzer will see it and learn who Hal Blaine is.
"I'm glad that this question came up, because there are so many ways to answer it that one of them is bound to be right." - Robert Benchley
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panzer the great & terrible
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February 7th, 2015, 7:13 pm #2

One reason I don't listen to LA rock is that except for Randy Newman and Ry Cooder, it all sounds similar, and now I know why. They're all white folks under the influence of surf music.
Life is just a bowl of cherries, it's too mysterious, don't take it serious...
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February 7th, 2015, 8:46 pm #3

Exactly what I expected you to say.
"I'm glad that this question came up, because there are so many ways to answer it that one of them is bound to be right." - Robert Benchley
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February 7th, 2015, 9:30 pm #4

Hal Blaine was definitely a better drummer than Bob Lippert.
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February 8th, 2015, 12:50 am #5

Oh, heck, I thought this was going to be a new Matt Helm adventure.
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May 26th, 2015, 10:22 pm #6

Ken Hanke's review of the film (he liked it):

http://mountainx.com/movies/reviews/wrecking-crew/
"Nov Shmoz Ka Pop."
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May 27th, 2015, 12:04 am #7

panzer the great & terrible wrote:One reason I don't listen to LA rock is that except for Randy Newman and Ry Cooder, it all sounds similar, and now I know why. They're all white folks under the influence of surf music.
A least some of these people also played on L.A. R&B and soul music of the period so I don't think they were just influenced by surf music. Some of them had a little soul too.

Both Carol Kaye and Tommy Tedesco also played jazz and appeared from time to time in L.A. clubs. Maybe, Morty saw them.
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May 27th, 2015, 12:20 am #8

JazzGuyy wrote:Morty saw them.
Morty still has his ticket stub from Beethoven's farewell tour.



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May 27th, 2015, 12:28 am #9

It's bronzed.
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June 3rd, 2018, 10:03 pm #10

Had this on KCET (which used to be PBS, but I don't think it is anymore) yesterday & today.

Fascinating film. Didn't realize it centered so much on guitarist Tommy Tedesco (the film was produced by his son). Jazzy & I both remember him from a regular column he used to write, several decades ago, for a guitar magazine.
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