Is It Rex Manning Day?

Yesterday I was walking down the street when I passed The Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON) and had to do a double-take, come back and take a photo of their chalkboard sign in front of the restaurant…

I smiled. Then I Instagramed and Tweeted and started getting retweets and favorites and tweeted with @CardinalRuleTO about how they made my day.

People were so happy!

And that’s because we all love (for one reason or another, not all different, not all the same) Empire Records!

It’s a great friggin’ movie FILLED with actors and actresses that moved on to do some really huge things in their industry. And it’s fun. And the music is outstanding!

In fact, today I was looking for some info (more to come on that) and stumbled across these two lists on Wiki:

Soundtrack

  1. “Til I Hear It from You” by Gin Blossoms
  2. “Liar” by The Cranberries
  3. “A Girl Like You” by Edwyn Collins
  4. “Free” by The Martinis
  5. “Crazy Life” by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  6. “Bright As Yellow” by The Innocence Mission
  7. “Circle of Friends” by Better Than Ezra
  8. “I Don’t Want to Live Today” by Ape Hangers
  9. “Whole Lotta Trouble” by Cracker
  10. “Ready, Steady, Go” by The Meices
  11. “What You Are” by Drill
  12. “Nice Overalls” by Lustre
  13. “Here It Comes Again” by Please
  14. “The Ballad of El Goodo” by Evan Dando
  15. “Sugarhigh” by Coyote Shivers
  16. “The Honeymoon Is Over” by The Cruel Sea (This track only appears on the revised version of the soundtrack)

Songs in the film not listed on soundtrack

  • “Can’t Stop Losing Myself” by Dirt Clods
  • “Hey Joe” by Dirt Clods
  • “Dark and Brooding” by Noah Stone
  • “Thorn in My Side” by Quicksand
  • “Little Bastard” by Ass Ponys (as Ass Ponies)
  • “I Don’t Know Why” by Sacrilicious
  • “Real” by Real
  • “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” by AC/DC
  • “Counting Blue Cars” by Dishwalla
  • “Snakeface” by Throwing Muses
  • “Candy” by Full Tilt Gonzo
  • “How” by The Cranberries
  • “Hardlight” by Peg Boy
  • “Chew Toy” by Fig Dish
  • “Power Shack” by Fitz of Depression
  • “Saddam A Go-Go” by Gwar
  • “Backdown Blues” by Loose Diamonds
  • “Tomorrow” by Mouth Music
  • “Plowed” by Sponge
  • “Surround You” by Billy White Trio
  • “L.A. Girl” by Adolescents
  • “Seems” by Queen Sarah Saturday
  • “Vinyl Advice” by Dead Hot Workshop
  • “This is the Day” by The The
  • “Say No More (Mon Amour)” by Maxwell Caulfield as Rex Manning (written for the film)
  • “She Walks” by Poster Children
  • “Sorry” by Sybil Vane
  • “Infinity” by Mouth Music
  • “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Flying Lizards
  • “Sugar High (ft. Renee Zellweger)” by Coyote Shivers
  • “Seems” by Queen Sarah Saturday
  • “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits
  • “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles
  • “I Shot the Devil” by Suicidal Tendencies
  • “Rock ‘n’ Roll/EGA” by Daniel Johnston

That’s a lot of pretty great music. And there are 3 musical moments in the flick that stand out most for me.

The first – the loudest, angriest – most intense:

AC/DC: If You Want Blood

But wait! There’s more!

The 2nd musical moment also includes one of the most beloved lines of the movie, “We musn’t dweel. No. Not today. We can’t. Not on Rex Manning Day!”
The Buggles: Video Killed The Radio Star

LOVE IT!

And then there’s the last one. The one that we all remember. The one that I’m kinda surprised Renee Zellweger didn’t turn into a record deal…

SUGAR HIGH! 

And in case you were wondering. Rex Manning Day is April 8th. If you ever hear anyone tell you different – you can send them here! http://isitRexManningDay.com

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3 comments on Is It Rex Manning Day?

  1. So, so, SO much like for this!

    I agree, besides the one-liners the music is really the shining star of this flick – which only makes sense for a movie set in a record store. The songs that aren’t on the official soundtrack are good enough to make a second and possible third “official” soundtrack.

    I think one of the other musical moments that stands out for me is when they are all dancing to Say No More and Joe freaks out because there is no dancing in MusicTown.

    Mitchell’s the man. I’m the idiot. You’re the screw-up. And we’re all losers. Welcome to MusicTown.

  2. Lucas is still my favorite film character of all time.

  3. dem0na says:

    I’m watching Sugar High now! Thanks for the link.

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Is It Rex Manning Day?

Yesterday I was walking down the street when I passed The Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON) and had to do a double-take, come back and take a photo of their chalkboard sign in front of the restaurant…

I smiled. Then I Instagramed and Tweeted and started getting retweets and favorites and tweeted with @CardinalRuleTO about how they made my day.

People were so happy!

And that’s because we all love (for one reason or another, not all different, not all the same) Empire Records!

It’s a great friggin’ movie FILLED with actors and actresses that moved on to do some really huge things in their industry. And it’s fun. And the music is outstanding!

In fact, today I was looking for some info (more to come on that) and stumbled across these two lists on Wiki:

Soundtrack

  1. “Til I Hear It from You” by Gin Blossoms
  2. “Liar” by The Cranberries
  3. “A Girl Like You” by Edwyn Collins
  4. “Free” by The Martinis
  5. “Crazy Life” by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  6. “Bright As Yellow” by The Innocence Mission
  7. “Circle of Friends” by Better Than Ezra
  8. “I Don’t Want to Live Today” by Ape Hangers
  9. “Whole Lotta Trouble” by Cracker
  10. “Ready, Steady, Go” by The Meices
  11. “What You Are” by Drill
  12. “Nice Overalls” by Lustre
  13. “Here It Comes Again” by Please
  14. “The Ballad of El Goodo” by Evan Dando
  15. “Sugarhigh” by Coyote Shivers
  16. “The Honeymoon Is Over” by The Cruel Sea (This track only appears on the revised version of the soundtrack)

Songs in the film not listed on soundtrack

  • “Can’t Stop Losing Myself” by Dirt Clods
  • “Hey Joe” by Dirt Clods
  • “Dark and Brooding” by Noah Stone
  • “Thorn in My Side” by Quicksand
  • “Little Bastard” by Ass Ponys (as Ass Ponies)
  • “I Don’t Know Why” by Sacrilicious
  • “Real” by Real
  • “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” by AC/DC
  • “Counting Blue Cars” by Dishwalla
  • “Snakeface” by Throwing Muses
  • “Candy” by Full Tilt Gonzo
  • “How” by The Cranberries
  • “Hardlight” by Peg Boy
  • “Chew Toy” by Fig Dish
  • “Power Shack” by Fitz of Depression
  • “Saddam A Go-Go” by Gwar
  • “Backdown Blues” by Loose Diamonds
  • “Tomorrow” by Mouth Music
  • “Plowed” by Sponge
  • “Surround You” by Billy White Trio
  • “L.A. Girl” by Adolescents
  • “Seems” by Queen Sarah Saturday
  • “Vinyl Advice” by Dead Hot Workshop
  • “This is the Day” by The The
  • “Say No More (Mon Amour)” by Maxwell Caulfield as Rex Manning (written for the film)
  • “She Walks” by Poster Children
  • “Sorry” by Sybil Vane
  • “Infinity” by Mouth Music
  • “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Flying Lizards
  • “Sugar High (ft. Renee Zellweger)” by Coyote Shivers
  • “Seems” by Queen Sarah Saturday
  • “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits
  • “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles
  • “I Shot the Devil” by Suicidal Tendencies
  • “Rock ‘n’ Roll/EGA” by Daniel Johnston

That’s a lot of pretty great music. And there are 3 musical moments in the flick that stand out most for me.

The first – the loudest, angriest – most intense:

AC/DC: If You Want Blood

But wait! There’s more!

The 2nd musical moment also includes one of the most beloved lines of the movie, “We musn’t dweel. No. Not today. We can’t. Not on Rex Manning Day!”
The Buggles: Video Killed The Radio Star

LOVE IT!

And then there’s the last one. The one that we all remember. The one that I’m kinda surprised Renee Zellweger didn’t turn into a record deal…

SUGAR HIGH! 

And in case you were wondering. Rex Manning Day is April 8th. If you ever hear anyone tell you different – you can send them here! http://isitRexManningDay.com

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