When Bad TV Movies Happen To Dead Rock Stars. February 23, 2008Jimi Hendrix is turning over in his grave. His urn? Here Is A Link To The Worst Movie Ever Made About A Poor Talented Kid From A Broken Home. Spoiler: He Becomes Famous. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail « Previous Post: Come Live Bossy’s Best Life. So She Doesn’t Have To.Next Post: » The Oscars In A Word: Helmet Head.
DrZibbs saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 11:55 am
That picture on the screen must be the part of the story when Hendrix does his famous yell to the audience, “Oh NO SHE DID-INT”
Rattling the Kettle saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 12:29 pm
Met a little boy named Hendrix at storytime at the local bookstore the other week. Not really relevant to anything, just thought it was a cool name to give a kid.
Tootsie Farklepants saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 12:37 pm
Kristy saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm
No urn for Jimi. He’s buried up the street from me. He has a monument that’s remarkably phalic considering it’s topped with an archectural redition of a giant breast. Or maybe giant, concrete Platex Nurser was the look they were going for. Regardless, it will keep fans from trying to dig him up. Again.
blackbird saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 1:06 pm
We caught a bit of that last night.
It gave me a stomachache.
Ree saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Bossy!?! Woody Harrelson is playing Hendrix? Aw, poor Jimi. There’s no way he can do you justice.
Oh wait, that said Wood Harris. never mind.
dara saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
yeah, well any movie since “Dead Calm” with Billy Zane is a guaranteed stinker. And, that includes the “Titanic”
Sarah @ Ordinary Days saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 3:00 pm
I saw this when I was channel surfing. I thought it was a bad joke, like on MadTV or something.
Also watched Martian Child last night and for the life of me cannot understand your love of John Cusack. Sorry.
Momo Fali saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm
And, is this picture of the scene where Jimi visits the proctologist?
K saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm
Next, we’ll have George Clooney play Jerry Garcia.
The Domestic Goddess saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm
Oh no. They didn’t. They did? Egads. Why oh why oh why do they do this? As if the Jackson’s one wasn’t bad enough.
stephanie saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 4:55 pm
I’m pretty sure that picture is the mutant love child of Ella Fitzgerald and Little Richard. This movie’s existence is almost more tragic than the fact that Jimi died so young…
Avitable saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Jimi who? Is he the guy who makes the sausages?
Suzanne saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 5:25 pm
A spoiler?!? Dang, way to spoil it, Spoiler… now that I know he becomes famous, I guess I don’t have to watch this awesome looking movie.
I’m off to find another way to waste 2 hours of my life… incidentally, have you tried Peggle?
Surcie saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 6:11 pm
I’m guessing it’s not “Purple Rain.”
mimi saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 6:52 pm
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm
Hey, Joe, Jimi clearly isn’t living his Best Made-for-TV Life.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 7:58 pm
Either that or he just needs some Metamucil.
junebug saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 8:11 pm
I saw this when I was surfing channels too. And I agree with Sarah, I thought it was a joke. I only watched a few minutes ’cause it was so bizarre. Now did you say that he became famous? I always knew him as “Buster”. “No clowns allowed” the sign read.
we_be_toys saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 8:20 pm
I have to admit, when i saw the Tv ad for this movie, I thought it was another Made-for-TV piece of shite, like that heinous Jackson 5 movie.
Alas! Poor Jimmy! Who knew such brilliance would be portrayed with such mediocrity?
Renee in Seattle saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm
Growing up it was a popular ritual to go to Jimmi Hendrix’s grave (in my town) and drink and dance, etc. etc. Tootsie Farklepants is correct.. no urn, and now the grave is party-proofed (cemetary workers are such party poopers). JH’s parents live about 5 blocks from mine. I wonder how they feel about this flick?
MamaMo saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 9:08 pm
I’m starting to get a little worried about how Bossy spends her TV time.
All Adither saysFebruary 23, 2008 at 11:52 pm
Oh God. Is it a musical Rocky?
Get-Off saysFebruary 24, 2008 at 8:08 am
I honestly thought that was cross-eyed Anglo kung fu actor John Saxon in a fro and blackface. Oh but NO. It is Wood Harris (born Sherwin David Harris . . . gee, I guess Sherwin wasn’t quite sexy enough and I guess “Rod” and “Shaft” were already spoken for).
Dexter saysFebruary 24, 2008 at 9:15 am
I actually watched the entire movie. That’s 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Billy Zane cant act his way out of paper bag, he really blows
Raz saysFebruary 24, 2008 at 10:53 am
This kind of film is going to seep into British culture, isn’t it? We don’t have many yet…
Clio Bluestocking saysFebruary 24, 2008 at 11:10 am
May the ghost of Jimi Hendrix haunt them ’til their dying days. That ‘fro wig alone is worth an Exorcist-level possession.
dlyn saysFebruary 24, 2008 at 1:21 pm
This made me laugh my butt off – one the worst movies ever.
MamaMo saysFebruary 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm
too bad it’s not a sci-fi flick – sounds like it would be a good candidate for Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Laurie saysFebruary 25, 2008 at 12:09 am
I thought it was that guy from “Miami Vice” — no, the other one — and I was going to tell you he’s not dead, but actually, I have no idea. Also, I don’t care.
sher saysFebruary 29, 2008 at 11:33 am
d00d–why did they make him look like little richard.