The Horshack Redemption #15: Visiting Hours (1982)

The new episode is up. This time The Professor and Gilligan tackle the 1982 Canadian horror flick Visiting Hours.  Be sure to also catch our "Top 3 Hot TV Moms" and answer the $64,000 Question: "Why does contemporary music suck?" 

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  1. 1970s were the last great decade culturally and as you point out, especially in the music. I am biased because I am a pianist/composer but one of the reasons is that from a musical point of view the music is flatter and less going on in it for at least the past couple of decades Little interest is put in some of the main elements of music such as melody and harmony. There is even an earnest effort to take out all of the interest. I'm sorry but a good driving beat and an emotionally meaningful chant or political satire or cheap romantic/ironic trope is not sufficient which is what a lot of today's music of. I think it is an objective decline. I don't agree that its a natural affection for the culture of one's youth.

  2. Today's pop music sucks for the same reason so much pop culture sucks these days: It is feeding off itself.

    The guys who created Rock n Roll in the 50s were influenced by the Blues and Country music they heard on the radio. Today's pop musicians are influenced by the pop music they heard on MTV. Which was influenced by the pop music on MTV.

    The guys who created comic book heroes were influenced by adventure novels and pulp magazines. Today's comic book creators are influenced by comic books.

    Another problem is that everything today is released internationally right away. There is no more regional music. So everything that gets any corporate money behind it has been homogenized to appeal to everybody on earth. Anything odd or unique never gets heard.

    Elvis' first record became a hit because Sam Phillips hand-carried a copy down to a local radio station. It was the rare station that played both blues and country. Word spread. His first five records on the Sun label basically had a country song on one side and a blues song on the other. But country stations didn't want to play them because the were too bluesy. Blues stations didn't to play them because they were too country. He had mashed them together into a new art form.

    Pop influenced by other pop influence by other pop brings nothing but crap.

  3. Woaw, what's the song at the beginning ? Shazam indicates "Can this be true" by The Sound Experience, but that's not it ... pleeease !!!

    1. Shazam was close. "J.P. Walk" by Sound Experience