Denis Leary

Songs In TV/Film- Coldplay- Don’t Panic in Rescue Me

Critics At Large : Rescue Me: Flawed But Arresting

I will be totally honest with you. I can’t stand Coldplay but, there is one song they have that I’ve enjoyed over the years and it’s thanks to the show Rescue Me. Many years ago, while watching Rescue Me (if you aren’t familiar with the show, you should definitely watch it. It’s fantastic and it’s in my top 5 all time for favorite TV Shows), a Coldplay song began playing at the wrap up part of the episode. To my surprise, the song really was beautifully chosen and fit the scenes perfectly. Over the years, the song “Don’t Panic” by Coldplay has been the only song of theirs that I could really stand. Anytime I hear this song, it makes me think of Rescue Me.


Coldplay- Don’t Panic in Rescue Me:

Classic Soundtracks: Judgement Night

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Back in 1993 there was a movie that came out that was pretty mediocre but the soundtrack was an absolute beast. I’m talking about Judgement Night. The movie had Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr, Jeremy Piven, Stephen Dorff and the great Denis Leary. The movie is less than memorable, though Denis Leary plays one hell of a bad guy. The soundtrack though became a cult classic and really was instrumental in bringing hip-hop and rock/metal together. Collaborations like Helmet and House of Pain, Biohazard and Onyx, Living Colour and Run DMC, Slayer and Ice-T really stood out as the go to tracks. Then there were others that were quite interesting like Pearl Jam and Cypress Hill, Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill, Dinosaur Jr and Del The Funky Homosapien. All in all this soundtrack was badass. There was even a collaboration between Tool and Rage Against The Machine but, neither band was happy with the end result so it didn’t make the album.

 

Judgement Night Soundtrack:

 

 

Tool and Rage Against The Machine- Can’t Kill The Revolution:

Great Comedy Albums: Denis Leary- No Cure For Cancer

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The 1990’s were a time of growth, change, and anger. Many notable musical groups emerged as well as comedians with a different take on life and the way we all were living. One of those comedians was Denis Leary. After gaining notoriety for his anger filled rants on MTV as well as a regular on the show Remote Control also on MTV, Denis recorded one of his comedy sets in 1992. this set became a legendary album entitled No Cure For Cancer. This album dealt with topics such as vegetarians, smoking, death, and all around political correctness. One of the highlights of this album was the inclusion of the famous “Asshole” song. Denis has been accused of stealing from the likes of the great Bill Hicks, while there are some similarities in the topics, there is a great deal of difference between the two. Denis has gone on to some great things in his career including his role as star, creator, producer and writer on Rescue Me.

 

Asshole:

No Cure For Cancer: Full Set

 

By: Brian Lacy