Monday, January 10, 2005

Love Me: Dudley Moore and Peter Cook

Many years ago, a band I was in from time to time recorded an album in New Jersey. The studio, which was attached to the producer's house, had sleeping accomodations, so we stayed there for a week or so. We were not allowed to go into the house very much, but we were allowed to watch one of the many videos this person owned. (At the time, it was a bit of a rarity for someone to own a lot of movies.) Two movies that I saw there for the first time were "Putney Swope" and "Bedazzled," starring Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. At the time, I only knew Moore from "Arthur" and "10." What struck me most at the time was a scene where he plays a rock star who sings a very great song that includes begging the woman of his dreams to love him (it's called "Love Me"). The woman is crazy about him until Peter Cook sings a song that literally says "I'm not available," which makes the woman love him instead. Peter Cook, by the way, plays the devil. Anyway, the songs are great, and you can hear them here. When you get to the site, just do a search for "F12710" or just scroll down. The songs are really great.

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