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If you are unfamiliar with this 1968 cult film, do yourself a favor and check it out the next time you’re in the mood for a good B-movie.

Featuring Shelly Winters, Richard Pryor and Hal Holbrook, the basic premise of the film revolves around teen pop singer and his friends who take over the government.  Once in power, all “oldsters” are required to live in “retirement homes” where they are forced to ingest LSD, taking the 60s catch phrase “Never trust anyone over 30” to its most extreme consequences.

There’s a hilarious scene where they spike the water in congress with LSD.

 

The soundtrack is a bit of a Hollywood version of late 60’s psyche rock, but I like it none the less.  The tunes are all composed by Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil who wrote tunes for the likes of the Drifters, Jay and the Americans  and the Everly Brothers.

The stand out track is “Shape of things to come” not to be confused with the Yardbirds tune.

 

Typically you can find this in the $3/bins, not that many people really cared for the film or soundtrack.  Definitely a fun one to add to your collection.

 

-PB

 

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