Sleazy promoter Boojie Baker (Dan Conway) manipulates all those around him, including his rock band, The Big Blast. When the band becomes disenchanted, Boojie sets them up for a drug bust.
Vocals and instrumentals are uniformly off-key and undistinguished, the band members have no distinct “look,” and the record execs & promoters don’t care, because “all bands sound the same anyway.”
This Herschell Gordon Lewis movie is better than could usually be expected from “the Godfather of Gore” (so-called because of Lewis’ string of below average gore movies in the early ’60s). The Faded Blue (a real-life Chicago garage band) star as The Big Blast.
‘Colonel’ Harland Sanders (founder of the KFC empire) has a cameo role in the film, offering free fried chicken to the group in exchange for a performance outside his restaurant.
Sanders actually appeared in several B-movies during the ’60s in exchange for free fried chicken for the film crew.
Tom, The Big Blast
Ron, The Big Blast
Dennis, The Big Blast
Ralph, The Big Blast
Chris, The Big Blast
Lawrence J. Aberwood
Herschell Gordon Lewis