One of the greatest animated ’80s films turns 30 years old this week – and so does Nintendo’s Alien-inspired Metroid! 1996 brought us Escape from LA and HBO’s Arli$$, while 2006 introduced the world to Dethklok.
Other topics covered include:
-One Crazy Summer and She’s Gotta Have It debut
-Lionel Richie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling” releases, along with Motorhead’s “Orgasmatron” and Ratt’s “Dancing Undercover”
–Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation (charity album w Garbage, REM, Live, Indigo Girls) album to raise awareness of quadriplegic songwriter Vic Chesnutt
-Modest Mouse (Interstate 8), 2 Live Crew (Shake a li’l Something)
–Ramones play their final show. FROM WIKIPEDIA – at the Palace in Hollywood. A recording of the concert was later released on video and CD as We’re Outta Here! The show featured several guests including Motörhead’s Lemmy, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen. Joey Ramone was diagnosed with cancer in 94, would die in 2001. All members were dead by 2014.
–Robin Williams’ Jack releases, along with Basquiat
–Arli$$ premieres on HBO – sitcom about a sports agent (premiered months before Jerry Maguire) is it weird that tv/movies tried to make us sympathise with SPORTS AGENTS in 1996?
-Part of Diana’s Classic Corner: The Beatles’ Revolver turns 50!
-hellogoodbye’s debut album releases, hit song “Here In Your Arms.” Also the debut
-World Trade Center releases the same week liquids become more or less banned when passing through US security. So get ready for a 9/11 discussion!
–Tim Allen’s superhero flop “Zoom” releases, along with the first Step Up film and internet spook ’em up Pulse
–Final episode of Blue’s Clues airs!
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