(musical) Reasons to rent the movie Hair.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by gruffpuppy, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. Maybe my views are tainted and I would guess that this will become an unnoticed thread but. . .
    Tainted because I just watched on DVD through a stereo with a sub woofer.

    If you have never seen this movie then see it. This applies to all those that have seen it and forgot it, those who have never seen it, those who would not see it because it was a musical, those that are looking for something new, those with questions about harmony, those with looking for something new, and others.

    This movie has some of the most incredible non-stop grooving bass lines. I don't know who the bass player is but he has extreme command of the fret board.

    Just my 2 cents.
  2. Actually, a much better idea would be to put a blanket across the screen and just listen to the basslines.

    The movie has to be some of the most idiotic, hippieistic (is that a word?) acid tripplin (cool, another new word) movie I have ever seen.

    Although the part where they sing about acid droppin is pretty funny... it just is.... boring.
  3. hooray for the red, white and blue... and yellow friiinge!!!
  4. Thanks for the thread title update.

    Like I said if you are a bass player and are in a rut or looking for something funky watching this with or with out a blanket on the screen could open up your bass playing.
  5. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    How about the original recordings to Jesus Christ Superstar? The one with the brown cover, not black?
    Great basslines IMHO.
  6. Yea that is another good one. These two disks always seem to come up together.

    I think the black one is a london choir version or something like that. Not much rock and roll on it.
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    JCS: both the 'Original Cast" and the 'movie sound track' version are happenin'!

    I do wanna see Hair...is this movie really as "bad"(as "surreal")as, say, The Monkees' Head?
    'Cause, honestly, I can get into Head(sans chemicals, too!). ;)
  8. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Yes, the movie Hair is terribly bad, but in that good way that makes it fun to watch. Some liberties were taken with the original Broadway storyline, but a lot of the tunes transitioned well - for a real kick though, get the soundtrack to the original Broadway cast and listen to that. Fantastic basslines and excellent music - Walking in Space and The Flesh Failures/Let The Sunshine In still bring a tear to my eye and goosebumps to my arms to this very day.

    Two things that are in favor of the movie version, however, are Beverly D'Angelo's boobs!

    p.s. rent it? I own it on DVD!
  9. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    I've had the original soundtrack CD from the Broadway play for years. I saw the play 3 times in Chicago in 1969, the movie doesn't do it justice.
  10. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    No, it certainly doesn't do the play justice, but that doesn't make it a worthless movie. Just like Robert Stigwood's Sgt. Pepper movie (with Frampton and the Bee Gees) hardly does justice to the Beatles' monumental album, it's still a great movie because it's so horribly bad, and <i>some</i> of the tunes were actually redone well. They're both keepers, just don't expect more than a passing familiarity between the originals and the movies.

  11. I think 72Beetle nailed it for you Jim.

    First thing, it is not like Head, there is a sort of story going on. Personally I rented it and then bought it. Hey I like it, the bass player that still goes un-named is incredible. Some of the songs have a Zappa thing going for them i.e. Blues moves into a gospel funk into a swing and then ends up a blues/funk/swing tune.

    And yes extra points for Beverly D in the cold water.
    All and all I find it pretty entertaining, slightly lame but the bass makes up for it.

    Easy to be hard is probally my goosebumps song.
    The songs are all funny and groovy man. :)
  12. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    ...so the nekkidness is there? Then I'm there, too!
    DVD, eh? I see you're a fan of the 'freeze frame'! ;)
  13. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I've not personally experienced those, but I hear that the construction and attention to detail is first-rate, and have led to the development of many stiffer truss-rods!

    :D :D
  14. Player


    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH

    Still single, eh Jim?
  15. air_leech


    Sep 1, 2000
    and lets not forget the marvels of the 'Zoom' feature.

    btw, I think the bass player on the movie soundtrack is Larry Graham.
  16. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    ...uh, yeah. :oops:
    Pathetic, huh...

    How 'bout dem Bengals?!
  17. Good point the Zoom.

    LG did a song called Hair but I don't think he was the bass player in the movie.
  18. Player


    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    The wheels haven't fallen off yet, but them nuts are mighty loose.
  19. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Hair Rocks!!!
    It is one of my all-time favorite plays/musicals.
    I agree the movie sucks, but the play is phenonimal. I have seen it in both large and small/local performances. The basslines (espcially on the Broadway recording) are really funky. The movie recording has more of a Disco feel to it (which is cool too, but just not the same "hippie" vibe). I also have an original recording on vinyl of the original production way before it went Broadway. It is really hippie and funky. Can't hear the bass as much on it though. I now have it framed and hanging on my wall as it is very rare.

    JCSS original has some really cool basslines as well.