Release Date: 08 June 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Bobby Cannavale, Ato Essandoh, Paul Ben-Victor, P.J. Byrne
In these days of vapid auto-tuned chart nonsense, it’s understandable to crave some sex and drugs and rock ’n’ roll.
Vinyl, boasting Marty Scorsese and an expert on the subject, Mick Jagger, as creators, is set in early 1970s New York, back when record companies were king. Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) is the head honcho of fictitious label American Century, which has hit hard times. On the lookout for a saviour, Richie spots raw punks Nasty Bits (featuring Jagger’s son James as lead oik). This relationship plays out amongst marital issues, collisions with real life (an Alice Cooper subplot rocks), murder and – duh – sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Give Vinyl a spin.