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Date: Tue, 6 Dec 1994 23:22:38 -0500
From: "David E. Zembower" <zembower[at]>
Subject: The JBC and Videodrome

This is probably re-hashed news to most of you who have been around this list
for a while, but since I just joined recently, I thought I'd throw out my latest
JBC discovery. While listening closely to Cult of the Basement this evening, I
finally paid attention to the sample at the beginning of The Basement, that
funky little Mediterranean instrumental that appetizes the ears for the fine
musical feast that follows. The sample goes:

What satellite is it coming from?
Snooker, I think.
Country of origin?

That struck a chord with my failing memory. I rushed to my little video
library, sifted through the dusty stacks and pulled out Videodrome, that early
80's David Cronenberg film starring James Woods and good ol' Blondie. Yes, yes,
I had it pinned, it was from the early scene where James Woods' character was
asking his video pirate friend about the origin of his pirate Videodrome tapes!

Like I said, you all probably have known this since Cult was released. However,
nothing like the feeling of conquest on a Tuesday evening!

Leads me to wonder how many film dialogues have been dubbed in JBC songs. I
know on Big Planet Scarey Planet, in Burglar of Love, that Kyle MacLaughlin is
dubbed saying "He is a very sick and dangerous man" from the film Blue Velvet.
There are also some very humorous samples in Do the Bubonic Plague which I do
not recognize. (He passed out? My God!!) Anyone know where these are from?
And, even more importantly, what is the business with Way Best Chicken? Is this
some inside Brit joke? :)

Dave Zembower
Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN

Here comes President Chang
He never smokes but he sure inhales..................The Jazz Butcher