The ups, downs, in's and out's of two North East UK musical eclectricians.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Wednesday - It's All Gone Pete Tong - 01/06/05


I went to see "It's All Gone Pete Tong" last night, a film not about the successful UK Dj - errr... Pete Tong

- Pete, yesterday - Nice...

But a fictional "Mockumentary" of a Dj that loses his hearing and subsequently his mind...

The main character being played by Paul Kaye, whi while still trying to shake of the mantle of televisions "Dennis Pennis" does a sterling job of a drug and booze fuelled hedonist "Frankie Wilde".

I went to see this mainly to listen to the soundtrack which was mostly composed (apart from the club tunes) by 808state's Ggraham Massey (pictured centre below) - a long time F&S favourite, and was expecting this film to be absolute tosh.

It wasn't anywhere near as bad as expected, and although quite a few people seemed to walk out of the cinmea before the end, I found it quite an amusing way to spend 90 minutes.

The thing I did find distressing was the technical elements of the film, the parts where we saw the great man blending (mixing) records together, I wish it was that easy ! And the elements of the film based in the studio and featuring laptops - where just pure science fiction, but that's just from a DJ perspective.

I've not been to Ibiza, and this film seems to be a depiction of the place from five years ago, as I read (with interest) that this year indie/R n'B and Hip Hop acts will be appearing, putting yet another nail in the dance scene coffin.

I think this would be a great film to watch on DVD - after some beers with your mates, if you have fond memories of Manumission or a passing interest in house music.

I have neither, but still enjoyed it (a bit).

Catch you soon...



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