Light Of Day is a movie I haven’t thought about in eons, but a couple of weeks ago, my dumpster fire of a brain suddenly remembered that movie starring Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox. Either God shot that highly important memory in my brain or… there is no or. God obviously shot that highly important memory in my brain.
Light Of Day is a music movie masterpiece from 1987 and it starred should-be-Oscar-winner Joan Jett as a single mom who constantly gets into it with her deeply religious mother (played by Gena Rowlands), because she lives and breathes rock ‘n roll and that lifestyle isn’t too healthy for her kid. And Michael J.Fox played Joan Jett’s brother who is trying to hold the family together! Joan and MJF are in a band together called The Barbusters and one of the jewels in their flawless treasure trove of songs is one called Light Of Day, which was written by Bruce Springsteen. Only the 1980s could’ve given birth to a beautiful moment where Joan Jett and Alex P. Keaton growl out a song written by Bruce Springsteen in a movie directed by the guy who directed Cat People!
Light Of Day came out in February 1987, so at the beginning of the Grammys tonight, if the announcer doesn’t say, “And closing the show tonight will be a HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED 30th anniversary reunion performance from The Barbusters!“, you may as well change the channel to absolutely anything else. Because really, what would be the point of watching that shit?