Christian Slater knocked my socks off the first time I saw him in action. But it wasn’t Pump Up The Volume. It was the black comedy Heathers. I saw it one Friday night at a mate’s place on VHS.
And I’d never seen a film like it.
So when I found out Mr Slater’s next film was going to be about a DIY radio station – I was very keen to see it. And I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “DNA of Hitz: Christian Slater’s amazing Pump Up The Volume”
For many Aussie kids in the 80s, watching ABC TV after school was an addiction. Monkey, Star Blazers, The Goodies, Inspector Gadget, Secret Valley, Astroboy, Metal Mickey, You can’t do that on Television. And then, there was Press Gang.
This show hit our screens just as the 80s were ending. A story of a bunch of schoolkids making their own little splash in the world of media. Becoming more sucessful than the adults imagined. Hmm, reminds me of another story…
Today’s post is the first of a series called The DNA of Hitz. We’ll be saluting shows, films and books with strong echoes of the Hitz FM story. Continue reading “The DNA of Hitz: Press Gang”