The Kinks: The Musical

In news, that is probably only exciting to me, British band The Kinks, are headed to the big screen.  A musical based on their record ‘Schoolboys in Disgrace’ is in the works.  Bobcat Goldthwait has penned as script and will also be on board to direct.  The 1967 album ‘Schoolboys in Disgrace’ contains songs such as Jack the Idiot Dunce, The Hard Way, and The Last Assembly.

 

 Goldthwait says:

“‘Schoolboys in Disgrace’ is a story that any kid who has felt that they are not being treated fairly can relate to, all set to some of the greatest rock songs you’ll ever hear. It’s the genesis story of a super villain set to music. It’s the story of the world’s most charming criminal and a realistic high school musical for all the kids who hate sugary, sweet, unrealistic high school musicals.”

Count me in.  Not only am I a musical fan, but I love the Kinks more than and 25-year-old should.  The hollywood reporter confirms that song for the musical will be re-recorded by the cast. An eventual soundtrack will be available for purchase.

Here’s a little taste of Ray Davies and The Kinks

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