Joe Bob Briggs

Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

We received 28 correct answers, so our winner was chosen by drawing. And he is... Joe Coughlin of Boston:

"The movie Terry wants is Get Crazy, from the early '80s, one of the strangest party flicks ever made. It indeed takes place on New Year's Eve, and veiled references to Bill Graham and his Fillmore venues abound...

"Daniel Stern is the stagehand trying to get laid and fix up the hall in time. Ed Begley Jr. schemes to blow the place up while his flunkies (one of whom is Bobby Sherman!) repeat all his words, not unlike the Mothra twins. Grounded 'teen-age' bimbos try to sneak in, and a slew of burnout rockers all scramble to make the gig.

"The guy in cobwebs is none other than Lou Reed, who writes a new song around every random utterance he hears. Lee Ving, of the band Fear, is hilarious as Piggy, an over-the-top Sid Vicious clone who's kept chained in a car trunk between shows.

"There's a Hasidic Jewish blues band, and Malcolm McDowell plays Reggie Wanker, a British glam-rocker swimming in babes and coke. When he spies his wife with a high-school dweeb in the boiler room, he becomes suicidal and retires to the john, where his penis begins talking to him.

"Not only does an 8-foot joint attend the show, but a nattily-attired robot named Electric Larry arrives to supply the hall crew with drugs. Decent, new-wavey soundtrack, including Sparks. It's very bizarre and hit-or-miss, but the hits are well worth it.

Copyright 1995 Joe Bob Briggs (Distributed by NYT Special Features/Syndication Sales)

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