In 1989, Doctor Who faced his greatest foe of all time… the BBC! Since the early 80’s, the top brass of the BBC had had it in for the long running TV show, citing increased levels of violence and perceived shoddy production values as reasons to have it taken off the air. For once, the Doctor lost, and the show never made it into the 90’s.
When asked what the eponymous lead character in ‘Juno’, 2008’s film-of-the-year-so-far, would listen to, actress Ellen Paige immediately replied “The Moldy Peaches”.
Consequently, Kimya Dawson, quirky singer songstress with the voice of an adolescent boy, is found all over this album. Whether she is singing about boys and poo in The Moldy Peaches, humming along to herself in her own solo projects, or singing bizarre dual language duets in her side project ‘Antsy Pants’, select any random song from this soundtrack album, and you’re in with a good chance that Ms Dawson had something to do with it.
I have wanted The Manic Street Preachers to rock again for a very long time. Through the hard times of the disappointing ‘Lifeblood’, through the endless faffing about of their best of and b-sides tours, all I wanted to hear was a good slab of chunky rock from the Welsh trio. I wanted to hear venom, bile, feedback and distortion.
Since the early 1980’s The Who have been confounding their fans with endless reunion tours, stories of reconciliation's and promises of more albums. They reunited again 2000, and have been regularly touring since.
Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes films are notorious for being flagrantly unfaithful to the novels upon which they are based. For one, most of the films are set in the 1940’s, whereas the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories are set in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Also, Nigel Bruce’s bumbling portrayal of Doctor Watson has gone down in history as possibly the greatest crime ever perpetrated against a fictional character.