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'Play like the music doesn't matter.' The unbelievable true story of the band that gained massive east coast popularity in the late 1980s despite having a complete lack of musical talent ... See full summary »

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Clay Westervelt
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Credited cast:
Jill Anenberg Jill Anenberg ... Herself
Joanna Angel ... Herself
Carmine Appice ... Himself
Kevin Bacon ... Himself
Frankie Banali ... Himself
Hart Baur Hart Baur ... Himself
Scarlett Jett Baur Scarlett Jett Baur ... Herself
Joey Belladonna ... Himself
Phoenix Benjamin Phoenix Benjamin ... Himself
David Bennett David Bennett ... Celebrity Steve
Kelly Bensimon ... Herself
Matthew Broderick ... Himself
Derek Brown Derek Brown ... Himself
Patrick Burke Patrick Burke ... Himself
Luther Campbell ... Himself
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'Play like the music doesn't matter.' The unbelievable true story of the band that gained massive east coast popularity in the late 1980s despite having a complete lack of musical talent and ambition. A powerful PR machine built their fame, and soon their primary objective was to invent new and creative ways to get kicked off stage without actually playing. Narrated by 'Alice Cooper', Skum ROCKS!, is a genre-bending film described by some as a true-life 'This is Spinal Tap', and by others as an independent 'Rock of Ages'. 'Skum Rocks!' chronicles the rise, fall, and return of this infamous band, giving new life to the tale of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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Todd Mittlebrooke: The idea always was to somehow get ourselves kicked off stage before we actually play.
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Surprising and unique
9 September 2014 | by K-R-HallaganSee all my reviews

'Skum Rocks!' (2013) is unlike any documentary I've seen, it really breaks down the barrier between viewer and subject, entirely unafraid of exposing the process of its own production in its quest to unearth a story about a wholly unique set of performers. The filmmaking style plays extremely well to the characters, in a way giving the viewer a bit of the true 'Skum' experience. In terms of story, 'Skum Rocks!' almost covers three stories with the same characters, organizing them into three acts, with three filmmaking styles, and a definite progression of personalities. You won't get any 'Spoiler Alerts'from me, but this documentary will definitely keep you thinking about what makes a performance or presentation 'good'.


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