The Buddy Holly biopic “The Day the Music Died” had been sitting in limbo due to some now-dismissed litigation after its festival premiere, but now Memento Films International project is free to set a theatrical release date–January 2013. The film is a quite different take on Holly’s life:
“The Day the Music Died” is an inventive bio?pic that explores the pathos of rock legend Buddy Holly in a surreal, modern?day setting. Starring newcomers Guy Kent as the re?imagined Holly and Paige Segal as his muse Peggy Sue, the film also stars 5?time EMMY® nominee, the late Harold Gould.
To prepare you Holly fans for the film, ShockYa received an exclusive track from the film. The preview track, “Francisco (Studio Version” is by Helene’s Mates (the band courtesy of Vina Records and Decca) and Guy Kent, who plays Holly in the film. The studio version of the acoustic in “The Day the Music Died.”
After listening to the track, I have to say that I love it. It’s got a ’60s vibe, for sure, but it’s more on the psychedelic pop/surf rock side of the ’60s, not the bubblegum pop side. If you’re a fan of current psychedelic bands like MGMT, and of course bands like The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd, you’re going to love listening to this track. Make sure to click below to listen to the track.
I’m psyched for the film after hearing the track–what about you? Make sure to give your opinions on “Francisco” and the film itself in the comments section below. Also, make sure to check out Film Shelf Entertainment’s retrospective of rocker biopics called “Rockers of Cinema”:”Nowhere Boy”, “Last Days,” “Walk the Line,” “Control,” “I’m Not There,” “La Bamba” and “The Buddy Holly Story.”