Why Arizona '80s Bands like The Jetzons Are Featured in Nicolas Cage's The Frozen Ground
Beyond what you can hear in the movie, Hilker says '80s Arizona tracks are worth checking out in general because of the diverse styles you'll hear from 30 years ago.
"The early 80's Phoenix music scene was incredibly vibrant across a multitude of musical genres, including punk, New Wave, metal and hard rock," Hilker says. "Think about it. You had Doug Hopkins, who wrote all the Gin Blossoms hits, experimenting with his craft in various outfits. You had The Jetzons, which featured one of the best pure songwriters I know in Bruce Connole and an incredible musician in Brad Buxer, who went on to play for years with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson."
"You had Blue Shoes, Loosely Tight, The Schoolboys, The Psalms, The Feederz, JFA, Meat Puppets, Killer Pussy, Trout Fishing In America, and Flotsam and Jetsam, all gigging in great venues like Merlins, The Devil House, Dooley's, The Store West, The Mason Jar, Madison Square Garden, Mr. Lucky's, and The Profile Room. Plus, great radio support of local music from stations like KDKB and KUKQ."
For more information on the film, go here, and check out "Real Time," by The Jetzons, which is featured in the movie, below.
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