Murph and the Magic Tones looked and sounded a lot like the middle of the road bands that played in hotel lounges during the early 1970s.
Can relate a lot to this. Split time between burbs and SE side (83rd & SSD) and of course tons of time @ Maxwell St before it was ruined. So loved so many reference points especially the 95th street bridge.As a kid growing up in Chicago suburbs and a child of parents from the South Side, I love watching the movie for the locations and the memories of actually living there. Nazis marching in Skokie was a very real thing when I was a kid. My grandparents used to go to the Maxwell Street Market.
Greatest movie ever? No, but the Blues Brothers did a lot of good bringing attention to artists who deserved recognition and probably got a lot of people to delve into blues music who wouldn’t have done so otherwise.
Their hearts and ethics were in the right place but the movie still sucks.
I agree with this in full.
Don’t you blaspheme in here!!!"Pathetic and sad" is a perfect way to describe that movie and its alleged humour.
Damn right. She was hilarious!Aretha was awesome in her role!!
The Jame Brown scene always kills me! OMGHow can anybody NOT love this movie? This was a great scene!! !!
And this scene was priceless!!!! James was an amazing performer!
And of course the 'Band' scenes.
Really, we need to just play the whole movie in this thread it was THAT good!