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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Quotes/Trivia from Detroit Rock City

For any fan of the band Kiss, it's probably said that they should see this movie. At least my driving instructor seems to think so :)
So, here are some quotes and cool stuff about DRC. BTW, where there was the F word, I went and cut out some of the letters so that you know what the word obviously is, but don't actually see it. I want no trouble for it!!!

-Kiss reenacted a 1970s era concert for the movie, with 3,000 fans to make it realistic. During this time, the band, the original lineup newly reunited, were working on their Psycho Circus album

-The two main girls are named after two Kiss songs. Lex, the "Gene Simmons" of the group, gets Christine, a reference to the song "Christine Sixteen", a song Gene wrote and sang while Jam, the "Peter Criss" of the group, gets Beth, a reference to the song "Beth", which he wrote and sang
Beth and Jam, the "Peter Criss" of the group

Christine, who ends with Lex, the "Gene Simmons" of the group
-Almost 90% of the Kiss stuff you see in the movie came from Gene's personal collection
-All 4 members of the band Mystery are closely modeled after members of Kiss. Lex is like Gene Simmons and gets Christine, Hawk is like Paul Stanley and gets a supermodel, Trip is like Ace Frehley and gets the sort of spacey girl in the convenience store and Jam is like Peter Criss and gets Beth, who admits she had a crush on him for years in high school



During the scene when Jam's mother is on the PA, telling the whole school how her son bought Kiss tickets, embarrassing him and his friends. BTW, this is Lex

-After initially picking up Christine along the highway, she gets in and they find out she likes disco. She remarks about the possibility of a Kiss disco song. Naturally, the guys laugh it off. But in real life, in 1979, Kiss did in fact come out with a disco song, "I Was Made For Loving You". It's long since been described as the worst thing Kiss has done
But I like the song personally. It's kinda funny though, his voice gets all high towards the end. His testosterone must have slipped several notches, lol
-At the Mothers Against the Music of Kiss protest, the woman with the glasses and curly brown hair is Pamela Bowen. In real life, she was the wife of Kiss guitarist and singer Paul Stanley. They divorced in 2001, her stating the reason was "irreconcilable differences". She probably did not know her husband was the same guy in the above picture, wearing makeup and platform boots and spandex

-The Kiss dolls seen in the opening credits, the ones in the commercial, are also seen in Lex's basement
-There was a scene in the original script where Hawk tells Amanda he never knew his mom, that she died giving birth to him. That could be why he yells at Trip and Lex for making fun of each other's moms
-Shannon Tweed, who plays Amanda Finch, is also married to a Kiss member. She married Kiss bassist Gene Simmons in 2011, over 20 years after they originally met

Jam: Hey what's up mom? I'm gonna ask you this nicely first. Can I have my drumsticks back?
Mrs. Bruce: Your drumsticks are the least of your worries young man. You ran out on God! My son just ran out on God! You are in a world of...
Jam: TROUBLE! HA HA HA! I've been in trouble for the past 12 hours! HELLO? You know I'm going to be in St. Bernards Boarding School for the next 2 years of my life, remember?
Mrs. Bruce: YES!
Jam: I am going to be out of your hair until I am a legal adult!
Mrs. Bruce: YES!
Jam: Then all you have to do is go to church, light a candle, and pray to some stupid little statue for me and all is forgiven and forgotten, right mom? Then you can spend your days in a guilt free pursuit of more constructive activities like telling everybody ELSE how screwed up THEIR lives are. And then you no longer need the patience and understanding required to talk to your own son on some normal plain. And then that way you don't have to think about how tough it was for you when you were growing up and its probably a good thing too cause if you did, you'd realize what a lousy, god---- shitty-ass parent you are!
Mrs. Bruce: Jeremiah... what has gotten into you?
Jam: [Yells over bullhorn to crowd of church-goers] I JUST LOST MY VIRGINITY IN A CONFESSIONAL BOOTH! LORD... HAVE... MERCY! Now, for the last time... Mom... Give me back my F---ING drumsticks...
[long pause]
Jam: please.

Christine: Hey, you know what? Disco's so f---ing big right now, I wouldn't be suprised if KISS did a disco song.
Lex: Man, if there's one thing KISS will never do, it is a bulls--- disco song.
Jam: No shit man!
Trip: Yeah man. Disco blows dogs for quarters man!

[after Jam's mom finds the Kiss record]
Lex: Man, I was afraid some bullshit like this was gonna happen. If Jam misses Peter Criss' drum solo, he won't be able to continue with his f---ing life!
Hawk: Lex! Quit Jynxing us man! No one is missing that concert tomorrow night!

Trip: So who did your wardrobe? A band of preppy sailboat captains?
Jam: Hey, my mom had me over a barrel, alright? After what happened last night I had to let her dress me today!
Jam: It's a give-and-take relationship.
Lex: Yeah, she gives you shit, and you take it!
Hawk: Jam, give me the tickets, man, I wanna hang on to them.
Jam: The... tickets?
Hawk: What?
Jam: you see, there's a little, little problem with that. They're still at my house in Trip's jacket.
Jam: She was standing right over me while I was changing, for f---'s sake!
Hawk: Jam, you are so pathetic, man!
Trip: That is some sick shit right there! What, does she comb your ass hair for you too?
Lex: Jam, if she even smells those tickets, she'll destroy 'em, and we get f---ed outta seein' KISS for the third year in a row!
Jam: They're fine, they're at my house, they're perfectly safe. We can go there right after school and pick 'em up. My mom's not even gonna be there!
Trip: Dudes, hours from now, we're actually gonna be seein' KISS!
Hawk: All right, man. We'll just double time it to your house, and grab the tickets before heading to the train station for the 3:45 to DETROIT... ROCK... CITY! GOD!
[Bell rings]
Hawk: Well, as they say in the tampon biz, see you next period.
[slams locker door]
[Trip is kicking the walls of the washroom]
Lex: Take it easy man. This is the girls crapper, remember?
Trip: Aw, wake up Lex! We just watched Jam's mom torch our fucking KISS tickets man! Not REO Speedwagon, not Journey, not The Bay City Rollers. KISS, man! If you can think of a better reason to trash a girl's bathroom I'd sure like to hear it

Lex: Hey, thanks for letting us use your make-up supply. You must have the entire Revlon factory in your purse, you greasy disco ball!

Mrs. Bruce: You know what Kiss stands for, don't you?
[hushed voice]
Mrs. Bruce: 'Knights In Satan's Service!'

Trip: Just one more day of school to get through, girlies, before tomorrow night, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan! You wanted the best...
All Boys: You got the best! The hottest band in the world... KISS!
[exhale loudly, imitating the sound of a screaming crowd]
Trip: [looks at Jam, dressed in nerdy clothes] Man, that geek looks just like Jam.
Lex: Man, that geek is Jam.
Hawk: [yells across the campus] HEY, DORK!
[Jam flips them off, they all start laughing]
Hawk: [three Stellas are walking by] I wish somebody would tell these girls that DISCO'S DEAD!
Stella 1: Don't stare too long, boys, you'll go blind!
Lex: Yeah, right! Stellas. I hate Stellas almost as much as I hate dogs.
Trip: Yeah, man. Same species when you stop to think about it, man!

Trip: Whoa, man. I just had the killer-est vision, man. Imagine Mystery, openin' up for KISS, man.
Lex: Oh, that'd be f---ing' IT, man!
Trip: It could happen, man. it could happen!
Jam: You know, in '73, KISS was opening for Blue Oyster Cult. One year later, to the day, man, Blue Oyster Cult was opening for KISS.
Lex: Yeah, well, we're not gonna be openin' for anyone until our lead singer gets over his stage fright.
Hawk: [scoffs] Man, I don't have f---ing stage fright, man!
Lex: Then why'd you pass out at Bing's party before the first f---ing song?
Hawk: That was one show, man!
Lex: Yeah, that was our only show, and you dropped like a dead deer on us!
Hawk: Shut up, man.
Jam: Jeremiah, it's time to go!
[walks in Jam's room, Jam stands up quickly to pull up his window shade, hiding the KISS poster pinned to it]
Jam: What are you doing?
Jam: [trying to find an excuse] Just, uh, whooh, gettin' a little sunshine!
Mrs. Bruce: God forbid one day you have a son like you, Jeremiah. A boy who lies through his teeth, buys demonic records, and smokes the dope!

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