Monday, August 10, 2015

Videos of Summer: Hot, Hot, Hot (1987)

David Johansen swapped out his punk rock threads from his days with the New York Dolls for a pompadour and formal wear, morphing into lounge lizard Buster Poindexter in 1987.

Unfortunately, Johansen/Poindexter found the going just as tough as it was in the 70's with the Dolls. He'd only manage one more hit after "Hot Hot Hot", and that was a cover of Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack", used in the 1989 action comedy, "The Dream Team", with Michael Keaton & Christopher Lloyd, among others.

This video starts with a little history lesson.........

Johansen would, in between albums, appear in the 1988 comedy, "Scrooged", with Bill Murray, and the feature film remake of Car 54, Where Are You, which would be the extent of his film career, methinks.

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