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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

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Greetings punks and skunks! Brian and Cargill kick off their month-long Gals Who Rock series with a lost punk classic. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains didn't get a wide theatrical release, and it didn't turn up on home release for 26 years. When the guys say it's a lost classic, they're not lying, they're professionals.

The film features several superstars at the dawn of their careers, including Diane Lane, Laura Dern, and a sexy young Ray Winstone that has both hosts scrambling to put the nitro back in the box. The Fabulous Stains, like the eponymous band there in, has something biting to say about music, about fame, and about identity. It's raucous and fun despite being so cynical that the happy ending (tacked on two years after shooting had wrapped) is somehow more cynical than the intended bleak ending.

All this, plus The Dead Rooneys, awkward Thanksgivings at the Dern house, and the guys open a package on air that almost definitely possibly isn't related to a kidnapping.

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