"Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" featuring The Looters

The Looters: featuring Ray Winstone, Paul Cook, Paul Simonon, and Steve Jones....

From the movie, "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains", featuring an illegal 15 1/2 year old Diane Lane, a young Ray Winstone (fresh from the set of Quadrophenia), Fee Waybill from the Tubes, and also Laura Dern - not to mention Marin Kanter from Kathryn Bigelow's first feature "The Loveless".

Steve Jones contributed four songs to this 1981 cult classic, only one of which ("Join the Professionals") made it to the Professionals album, "I Didn't See It Coming", but in the movie there are short live performances of the others, and they sound great - just like the Professionals, only with Ray Winstone singing. In the credits there's a mention of a soundtrack, which apparently was never released originally, but Rhino Records recently did re-issue (can you re-issue something that was never issued?) it for download on, but then strangely pulled it after two days. It's still listed there, but as "unavailable". I called and emailed Rhino to ask about this, posing as the owner of a record store, but got no reply. This happened before with the Mad Max repro motorcycle stuff and i'm starting to feel like Rodney Dangerfield here..

**10/15 - Rhino Records finally did get back to me and stated that there are no plans to re-release the soundtrack, but that they would forward the idea up the chain of command for possible re-consideration..

Anyway, if you've never seen the movie, it's easily available and while far from perfect, it's easy to see why it became the cult favorite that it is..

I want that purple coat.

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