Monday, 9 June 2014

The Commitments

The Commitments were the band formed for the film of the same name (released in 1991).  The film was a very good watch but for me the music is what has stood the test of time.  It’s a shame that the band didn't go on to perform.  The lead singer – while deeply unlikeable in the film – has a fabulous voice.
The soundtrack to the film sold over 12 million copies  Who could forget their version of Mustang Sally!  Ride,  Sally, Ride!  (Here's a YouTube clip of it
Andrew Strong who was only 17 when he made the film tried to establish a solo career as a singer/songwriter but had very limited success.  He has been part of various reunion tours. 
For book lovers, the film is based on Roddy Doyle's book of the same name.

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