From “Wayne’s World” to “Dreamgirls” to “The Blues Brothers,” SNL alum have made some wonderful musicals.
The swelling of strings, the beat of the drums, the shredding of an electric guitar…Every superhero needs a great song to herald their arrival but the perfect theme does not come often or easily. To truly capture the essence of a character — especially one
Doing a 180 degrees artistic turn is never easy for a band. Embracing a new style always comes with the risk of alienating a part of the old fan base, even a big part if the departure is an abrupt one. Something like that happened
As long as there have been records, there have been concept albums. As early as Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours, with its songs about lost love, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ themed albums (Going Places, Whipped Cream and Other Delights), and Ella
With comics-based movies so ubiquitous nowadays, it’s easy to forget there was a time when their popularity wasn’t a given. So it was with the 1980 film version of Flash Gordon, which was a box-office disappointment before making the transition to cult-classic. Because I missed