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Repo Man: Special Edition back to product details

Otto, What About Our Relationship?
written by BorisDarling December 15, 2004 - 8:01 PM PST
5 out of 9 members found this review helpful
According the the Repo Code, Alex Cox's best film is not 'Sid and Nancy' (since junkies are best left unromanticized), but 'Repo Man'.

They say it's New Mexico, because only that way would the coincidences of all the people bumping into each other make sense. But it's LA and about The LA Experience. In particular, East LA where Carlos Guitarlos was the bouncer at Al's Bar and you could see his band, 'Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs' (Van Halen wrote a song about Top Jimmy, if anyone cares) when he was off duty.

Another Al's Bar musician, Tito Lariva and his band, 'The Plugz' did more of the music than anyone else, including 'Hombre Secreto' (Secret Agent Man in Spanish.)

Yes, Iggy Pop sings the title song, and who backs him up? Well, they were briefly a band and released an album under the name 'Chequered Past'. The bass player and drummer from Blondie and Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols on guitar. Wish they made more songs with Iggy.

In another in-joke, The Circle Jerks (I swear, one of my punk rock comrades had to explain to me what that is) appear as themselves only sold out, and every home and store is filled with the only thing that consumer culture excretes out at us: Ralph's (supermarket) Plain Wrap generic 'beer', 'drink' and 'food'.

Watch bemused, as the plain wrap culture slowly engulfs the violence, the people, the secret American agents - everything and everyone, except of course, the 1964 Chevy Malibu and the mysterious contents of it's trunk.


(Average 7.23)
836 Votes
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