Song of the Day: Dragon Sound – “Against the Ninja”

Captain Quirk Recalls: Inspired by Jordan’s list of fictional rock bands, this Song of the Day choice is admittedly quite silly. I’m a fan of any awesomely bad movie — not the “bad on purpose” stuff like Sharknado, but the ones that were honest attempts at trying to make a legitimate movie but ended up being hilariously terrible. The best of these turn into cult classics and, while bad, can be great fun to watch — things like Troll 2, The Room, Samurai Cop, Manos: The Hands of Fate, The Pumaman, Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, and my picks for the two kings of the hill, Birdemic: Shock and Terror and The Man Who Saved The World a.k.a. Turkish Star Wars.

One such movie is Miami Connection, a film about a rock band full of Taekwondo fighters taking on a gang of ninja thugs. The band is called Dragon Sound, and thankfully, the movie blesses us with two “performances” from the band. The first is “Friends”, which is awesomely bad in its own right. But my favorite is “Against the Ninja,” complete with its out-of-sync audience clapping and goofy “TAE-KWON-DO!” chants from the band members. Oh, and their Dragon Sound T-Shirts, which actually became available for purchase after the movie generated cult buzz. It’s all very 80s and very cheesy, and yet… there’s a certain charm about it. I’m not sure what my personal top five fictional rock bands would be, but I know Spinal Tap would be one, and Dragon Sound would be another. One of those bands successfully tried to be funny, while the other was funny even though they might not have been trying.

One comment to “Song of the Day: Dragon Sound – “Against the Ninja””
  1. Troll 2 is probably the movie I have seen the most times.

    Gotta check out Miami Connection, though. The thing that sucks is that the older we get, the more we’re expected to avoid shitty movies. But what if shitty movies are better than good movies?

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