STILL CRAZY (1998) 7TWO, 11.40PM, M, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Un­derneath all the hairspray and glit­ter, ’70s glam rock wasn’t a pretty sight. And nei­ther are the mem­bers of “leg­endary” band Strange Fruit, who are set to re­unite their rockin’ teenage combo but find the years have taken a toll. There is added fun in spot­ting which ’70s artist each ac­tor’s char­ac­ter is mod­elled on – Billy Con­nolly (above) as the roadie who bears more than a re­sem­blance to Frank Zappa, and Ti­mothy Spall as the John Bon­ham-like drum­mer. The script never dwells on “the good old days” sen­ti­men­tal­ity like Al­most Fa­mous, nor does it de­scend into sheer mock­ery like Spinal Tap. Nos­tal­gia ain’t what it used to be. ★★★

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