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‘Away,’ The Feelies


Jonathan Demme directed the classic 1984 Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense” and, more recently, three Neil Young documentaries. But he is also a big fan of the Jersey rock group The Feelies. He hired them to play a high school reunion band in his 1986 film “Something Wild,” and featured them on the soundtrack of 1988’s “Married Them to the Mob.” And the way his video for their song “Away,” below, captures the kinetic energy of the band in concert may remind viewers of “Stop Making Sense.” The group formed in Haledon in 1976 and frequently performed at Maxwell’s in Hoboken; they are one of the bands most responsible for building a vibrant rock scene in Hoboken in the ’80s. Continue Reading →

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