It's no Felony to be a Fanatic for Valley Girl's soundtrack
If Steve Spears has ever tried to convince us of one thing on the SIT80’s blog and podcasts, it is that we should all revisit the movie and soundtrack to Valley Girl.
One of the many fine songs on the soundtrack is Felony’s The Fanatic. 1983 was the year of The Fanatic as it first was a single that reached No. 42 on the pop charts and then appeared on the Valley Girl soundtrack only to be featured in the Pia Zadora movie The Lonely Lady at the end of the year.
While Valley Girl has enjoyed cult status, The Lonely Lady has also been immortalized by winning the Razzie (which began awarding in 1980) for Worst Picture of 1983 and was a nominee for Worst Picture of the last 25 years only to lose out to 2000’s Battlefield Earth. Pia Zadora also easily won the Razzie for Worst Actress of 1983 and also won the Worst New Star of the Decade for the ‘80s.
Without the notoriety of the movies it was featured in, Felony only released one album in its career and lead singer Jeffrey Spry commited suicide in 1992.