Pick of the Day: Rock ’n’ Roll High School
July 22, 2011 at 7:14AM
Midnight Movie: Rock ’n’ Roll High SchoolWhen: Midnight Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23Where: The Belcourt
A pack of cartoon ’50s hubcap thieves time-warped to the hedonistic ’70s, the Ramones were so stunningly out of step with the glitzy mainstream that they made uncoolness cool. Their gawky diffidence spawned what’s known as punk, and yet the youth-culture swamis at Roger Corman’s New World Pictures were sharp enough to see that their three-chord Bowery beatdown had more in common with the prior decade’s bubblegum pop than with the Class of ’77’s safety-pinned sloganeers.