'I want more boom boom boom!'
Neil Diamond, honorary '80s star for the day, is heading out on tour again. Click here for the full slate of dates. For those of us in Tampa Bay, he's got a date Oct. 24 at the St. Pete Times Forum. (Tickets go on sale April 21.)
When you hear Neil Diamond, you probably think "Cherry Cherry" or "Sweet Caroline." Nice tunes, but what goes through my head is the 1980 movie "The Jazz Singer" -- easily one of the worst movies featuring some truly great music.
"The Jazz Singer" actually was the second movie my family purchased on VHS after we acquired our tape player. (The first? That was "Can't Stop The Music" -- for $80!!) So needless to say that -- like every other 80s movie out there -- I know every line of the "Jazz Singer" by heart now.
My favorite character? Not Diamond's "Jess Robin." Nah, it's Paul Nicholas playing the obnoxious punk rock singer "Keith Lennox." A singer and stage performer for years, Nicholas would find fame in the U.K. later in the '80s as the star of the TV sitcom "Just Good Friends." For now, hopefully he's happy that one of his "Jazz Singer" quotes made the list today.
TOP 5 FAVORITE LINES FROM THE JAZZ SINGER:
5. "That ain't no brother! That's a white boy!"
4. "That was, um, very nice. Now why don't you just piss off and take those four clowns with you."
3. "Hello? ... Hello again?"
2. "I offered him my body. He settled for ice cream."
1. "Boom boom boom! I want more boom boom boom!"