New Lionsgate suspense-thriller The Frozen Ground hits theaters this weekend and sports not one, not two, but SEVEN songs from the Fervor catalog, and all of them are artists from Arizona.
Starring A-listers Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, 50 Cent and Vanessa Hudgens, this true-story takes place in 1980’s Anchorage where a serial killer had been on the loose for years, killing dozens of young women and burying them in the tundra. One victim escapes and enlists the help of a state trooper to find her assailant and get justice.
Keeping up with the authenticity of the truth-based story, the music selection is derived from original 30+ year old recordings. The 7 Fervor cuts come from a handful of critically acclaimed, wildly popular bands of the early 80’s Phoenix music scene.
Two syncs come from ultra-cool New Wave sensation The Jetzons. They are 4-3-1 and Real Time, found on the Fervor Records release The Complete Jetzons.
Another one was an offering by their colleagues, Power Pop pioneers Blue Shoes. The track is Hey, from the Fervor Records release The Best of Blue Shoes.
And for fans of the rough and tumble Oi! branch of Punk, The Rogues track Triumph Over Will is in the mix, available on the Fervor Records release Oi! Detroit.
And finally, there’s Loosely Tight. This band packed arenas with the glory of straight-ahead Rock and Roll, and managed to land THREE songs from their Fervor Records release The Best of Loosely Tight in the film. The tracks are: Let Me Go Crazy, These Walls Between, and Fightin’ Society.
Catch all 7 Fervor tunes in the new suspense film, and get a thrill from not only a gruesome true story, but also a nice full hit of the trendsetting music scene from early 80’s Phoenix, AZ.
Blue Shoes, Arizona’s premiere Power Pop band from the early 80’s, has landed another cut on the small screen.
This time they’ve found a spot reinforcing a time-specific storyline, in 1980’s Cold War era period drama, The Americans (starring Keri Russell).
Their song Better appears on the Fervor Records release The Best Of Blue Shoes, from which numerous tunes have crept onto airwaves over the last couple years since they were re-issued in this classic collection.
Better, which was recorded in 1980, will air on tonight’s episode (110) “Only You”, at 10pm on FX.Read More