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Mar 11, 2017

Movie Meltdown - Episode 386

This week we hang out with artist Dirty Donny as we discuss, among other things - designing the artwork for pinball machines, working with Metallica and our movie o' the week Heavy Metal.

And as we assure ourselves that we aren't just watching the movie to see naked cartoon girls, we also bring up... laserdiscs, Eddie the Head, Hernandez Brothers, BMX bikes, skateboarding, Sean Penn, guitars and cars, The Hellacopters, I can't believe I'm allowed to buy this, Ivan Reitman, the big kid down the street, Stephen King, Bernie Wrightson, a '73 Dodge van, Superchannel, Beavis and Butt-head, my dork hanging out, Conan the Barbarian, one of my hero directors, Thrasher Magazine, Wizards, springs on the back shocks on the front, the plastic gas tank, The Cannonball Run, the motor painted green, Warren Oates, problems with the soundtrack, Clint Eastwood, coming up with the breadbox, Ralph Bakshi, camping with my parents, a bootleg VHS, Love and Rockets, robot Brigitte Nielsen, midnight movies, John Candy, my third grade mind, anything after it didn't exist yet, the legend that it was done in Ottawa, an animation cell, music was secondary to the artwork, Stripes, EC Comics, Monte Hellman and that Smokey and the Bandit model kit.
Spoiler Alert: You really have to watch Heavy Metal yourself to experience just what was going on back in the day. So go watch it now.

"It's that weird mixture of National Lampoon meets SCTV meets Dungeons and Dragons... it's all of those geeky things of the early 80's."

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