Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

When I was a kid in the '80s, I'd stay up late at night watching this show "Night Flight" on the USA Network. It often featured cult and underground films that provided my first exposure to numerous punk bands and subversive ideas. Among the films I loved were "Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains," "Breaking Glass," and "Another State of Mind."

"Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" followed the lives of three teenage girls (including a young Laura Dern and Diane Lane) who started a punk band. They go on tour with a metal and street punk band (made up of Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Paul Simonon!) and Black Randy also makes an appearance. I don't want to spoil the story, it's definitely worth seeking out.

"Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" never has been released officially on DVD for some reason, but bootlegs made from the VHS tape have been findable on Ebay that are decent quality for a few years. It's now officially slated to be released September 16th.

Similarly, the soundtrack hasn't made it CD, which is a crying shame. Rhino was working with Paramount to get it released, but apparently Paramount just pulled out of the deal. The good news is Amazon doesn't seem to know this and is selling the album electronically currently. I don't know how long the digital download will be available as a rights battle ensues, but it's currently up here.

Woops, it looks like Amazon was already alerted and took the downloads down, sorry.


Anonymous said...

Just to let you know, the DVD will be released at the end of the month. Should be great.

Anonymous said...

"a metal and street punk band (made up of Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Paul Simonon!) and Black Randy also makes an appearance"

the professionals

Susan M said...

Love that movie. I used to videotape Night Flight every weekend as a teen and watch it all weekend long.

I just picked up an autographed copy of the Breaking Glass album on vinyl the other day. Score.

Unknown said...

Was anyone lucky enough to download the soundtrack and have it available to share? I just missed grabbing this off of Amazon by about 24 hours. AARRGH!!!

Anonymous said...

NIGHT FLIGHT (or was it NITE FLIGHT? that was the best and I had a dingy video of this years back. Love the movie!!!

Anonymous said...

Please E-Mail and request that they release the soundtrack to "Ladies & Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains"!!!