Episode 259: Pump Up the Volume (1990)

Special Guest: Allan Moyle
Guest Co-Host: Rob St. Mary

Allan Moyle's Pump Up the Volume, Christian Slater stars as Hard Harry, a pirate DJ who rants about life as a high school student and the injustices of the world.

Rob St. Mary returns to the Projection Booth to discuss this influential 1990 film.

Music:
"Everybody Knows" - Leonard Cohen
"The End of Radio" - Shellac
"Freedom of Speech" - Above The Law

Download/Listen Now:

Links:
Buy Pump Up the Volume on DVD
Buy the Pump Up the Volume soundtrack
Buy Pump Up the Volume by J.S. Feliciano
Read How ‘Pump Up the Volume’ Predicted a Gatekeeper-Free Future by Jason Bailey
Read Still Pumping After All These Years by Ron Hart
Read Listening Hard: 25 Years of 'Pump Up The Volume' by Cam Lindsay
Read Looking back at Pump Up The Volume by Simon Brew

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2/23/2016

7 comments:

  1. Hi...my first listen to P.B. great interview with Moyle.

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    1. "Welcome to the party, pal!" Glad to have you aboard. Hope you enjoy the show!

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  2. Is it just me or is the link broken?

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    1. Link to the show? I think it's just you. Can always cut and paste this into your browser if you'd like: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.projection-booth.com/audio/Ep259-PumpUpTheVolume.mp3

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  3. Funny you mention wanting to see Eric Bogosian play Lenny Bruce... If you manage to track down WITCH HUNT (sequel to the HBO movie CAST A DEADLY SPELL), directed by Paul Schrader, Bogosian ends up playing a Lenny Bruce type character for a few minutes.

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  4. The Foreign ViewerMay 9, 2016, 5:19:00 AM

    Good to hear the two of you together again! :) It's clear that this movie is personal to Rob, so I won't comment on it. Bogosian's Talk Radio is where it's at for me. I will say that the interview with Mr. Moyle was lots of fun. I just wish you asked him about the name of the school. Hubert Humphrey was part of the problem in 1968, so I wonder if the choice of his name for the school was intentional. Anyway, here's a few fun links with top 10 radio DJ movies. www.amc.com/talk/2009/11/classic-ten-r-3‎ http://www.vigilantedetective.com/top-10-radio-movies/ http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/12/mixed-media.html http://kmhk.com/the-best-movies-about-radio-djs/
    By the way, can you imagine this movie with Cusack instead of Slater? Also, Mike should see Very Bad Things (1998). Slater turns heel in that nifty little thriller.

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  5. The Foreign ViewerMay 9, 2016, 5:27:00 AM

    Incidentally, Slater was also in another teen rebel movie - The Legend of Billie Jean. By the way, anyone still remembers Turk 182! (1985)?

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