Saturday, June 15, 2019

TERROR ON TOUR - "The Names Remain Insane" (1980)

 This Saturday Night Special puts the emphasis on the word turd in Sa-Turd-ay, but then maybe that's not such a bad thing!

This thing is called "Terror On Tour" and was made in 1980, and probably should have only been a three or four minute music video!

 I spent about 30 minutes trying to find out if the guys in The Names were the actors who play The Clowns in the movie. IMDB didn't tell me, but finally by going to their Facebook page and looking at a picture of an article written about them, I was able to match up the names. 
The Names are from Rockford, Illinois, and are actually a pretty good band! It seems the music they created for the film was heavier than their normal music, but then The Clowns were known for decapitating mannequins onstage!

 Here's a pretty cool rockin' power pop tune called "Baby You're A Fool" by The Names that's way better than anything in this movie in my opinion!

 P A R T E E! 

 The Clowns are a concept rock band, and now somebody is putting on their style of makeup and costumes and killing whores, drug dealers, and groupies!

 Women are getting killed all around them, so what do The Clowns do?
 P A R T E E ! !

 There's not a whole lot of thought process going on here.
There's lots of shots of putting on makeup, doing drugs, meaningless dialogue, dancing, and big knives like this!

 P A R T E E !!!

 I wonder if this film helped or maimed The Names career!

 It was like either two or three girls got killed in this make out room in a couple of days, and they never cleaned it, and the cops just looked at it and said okay, so I guess she deserves it, because good lord, it had to stink in there!

 Everybody becomes so indifferent to the killings, that this dancer even gets killed on stage and nobody notices!

 The grooviest thing about "Terror On Tour" is the list of credited female characters that includes Mod Girl, Freebase Chick, Next Girl, Well Endowed Lady, Young Girl, Screaming Girl, Operating Woman, Food Girl, Scantily Clad Girl # 1, Scantily Clad Girl # 2, Bleeding Woman, Girl With Pigtails, Girl In The Alley, Dead Victim Etc. Etc.

 Big shoes to fill, another famous rock band from Rockford looks more like clowns than these guys, Cheap Trick!

 By the way, if you seek more information and you do a search for a band called The Names, you're going to mostly find out about about a post punk band from Brussels, Belgium formed in 1978, so it was basically the same era. I don't know who has the rights to the name The Names, but Rockford wins the rock showdown musically!

Hee, Hee, Hee, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, Ho!!!

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