Friday, 9 March 2012

A Fully Trained Actor Reduced to the Status of a Bum

Oh actors, poor loves. They just don’t get enough attention do they? Centrelinked decided to do something about it in Oscar’s week by celebrating anyone who has been name checked in song. There’s more than you think – and that’s just James Dean songs. Names of actors in brackets if not in the title.

What Got Played
20th Century Fox Fanfare – London Symphony Orchestra
Robert de Niro’s Waiting – Bananarama
Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
Jo Jo's Jacket - Steve Malkmus and the Jicks (Yul Brynner)
Lenny Valentino – the Auteurs (Rudolph Valentino - possibly)
Scream - The Stuntcar Drivers (Neve Campbell)
Rattlesnakes – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (Eve Marie Saint)
John Wayne is Big Leggy – Hayze Fantayze
Look at me (I’m Sandra Dee) – Stockard Channing (Sandra Dee, Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Troy Donahue, Elvis)
The Unknown Stuntman – Lee Majors (too many to mention)
• Purple Underwear (Michael Caine from Get Carter)
Michael Caine – Madness
Mohammed Ali and all his friends – the Lovely Eggs (Kirstie Ally)
Raquel – Neon Neon (Raquel Welch)
Bruce Lee – Underworld
Lee Remick – the Go-Betweens
Fanny Ardant et Moi – Vincent Delerme
Initials BB – Serge Gainsbourg (Brigitte Bardot)
Tom Courtney - Yo La Tengo
Julie Christie - Stephen Duffy
• Grace Kelly Blues – Eels
Like Dylan in the Movies - Belle and Sebastian (Bob Dylan)
Marlon JD – Manic Street Preachers (Marlon Brando)
(He’ll Never Be) An Ol’ Man River – TISM (River Phoenix)

Ran Out of Time (or usurped)
Tom Baker – Human League (Tom Baker of Dr Who fame)
Just like Fred Astaire – James
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle – Nirvana
Butterfly McQueen – The Boo Radleys
I helped Patrick McGoohan Escape - the Times
I Hate Nerys Hughes – Half Man Half Biscuit
Kylie's got a Crush on Us – Teenage Fanclub (Kylie Minogue)
Zombie Zoo – Tom Petty (Boris Karloff)
Shoot Doris Day – Super Furry Animals
Michael Douglas - Neon Neon
The Right Profile – the Clash (Montgomery Clift – post accident)
Sean Penn Blues – Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Clark Gable – The Postal Service
Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks (Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Bela Lugosi, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, George Sanders and Mickey Rooney)

Suggestions and Requests
Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus or Nouvelle Vague
Lee Remick – Hefner
You Jane – Stephen Cummings (Kris Kristopherson and Genevieve Bujold)
Frank Sinatra – Cake
Hackensack – Fountains of Wayne (Christopher Walken)
Whatever Happened to Corey Haim? – The Thrills
Winona - Matthew Sweet
Candle in the Wind and Roy Rogers - Elton John
Grace Kelly – Mika
Marlene on the Wall – Suzanne Vega (Marlene Dietrich)
Halle Berry (She's Fine) - Hurricane Chris
Bill Murray – Gorillaz
Crispin Glover - Starling
Denzel Washington – Charmillionaire
David Duchovny – Bree
Kurt Russell – Ultrasound
Rosanna – Toto (Rosanna Arquette)
Cary Grant’s Wedding – The Fall
Shelley Winters - Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos
2 HB – Roxy Music (Humphrey Bogart)
Keanuville - Rain Perry (Keanu Reeves)
Madonna, Sean and Me – Sonic Youth (Sean Penn)
I Want to Do it With Madonna – The Androids
Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes or Gwyneth Paltrow
Kung Fu – Ash (Jackie Chan)
Steve McQueen - Drive by Truckers
Where Do You Go To MY Lovely - Peter Starstedt (Marlene Dietrich)

James Dean Tribute list
Many thanks to Peta for a glut of James Dean related songs including: James Dean by the Eagles, Movie Star by Harpo, Rock On by David Essex. Jimmy Dean also cops a mention in Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, Vogue by Madonna, Blue Jeans by Lana del Ray and is the subject of Suede’s Daddy’s Speeding from Dog Man Star… pretty fly for a dead guy.

This week, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day with all-lady bands.

All women mind, no token blokes (I’m looking at you Elastica…)

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