January 21, 2013 133 Comments
Skum Rocks! is a rock-n-roll film that will have you fully entertained giving you a full account of the true story of the amazing band from the 80’s that never reached it full potential. The film will give you the nitty-gritty, behind the scenes look at the Miami Band Skum including their ups and downs and the freakish mystery. [Source]
According to Teresa Giudice’s IMDb page, she is one of many to have a cameo in the feature documentary “Skum Rocks!” to be released in 2013. If this is true, Melissa is going to blow a gasket!
‘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’.
Actress (2 titles):
2009 Mercy (TV series)
– I’m Not That Kind of Girl (2009) … Housewife #2 (as Teresa Guidice)
IMDb full cast and crew here: Skum Rocks! (2013)
Skum Rocks! a full length feature documentary about the rise and fall of one of the strangest acts in Rock History.
The film begins with the band’s onset in the mid 1980’s as an avant garde college rock band, whose band members were members of the William & Mary varsity soccer team. Having no musical background, the band wrote their own songs and quickly emerged as one of Virginia’s largest college draws.
By the late 1980’s, the band began to gain critical acclaim as well as an expanding fan base that allowed the band to be brazen with their financial and business decisions. They turned down several record companies advances, and began recording their own record label ‘Refuse Records’ in what they believed to be the next White Album. After 3 years, and several hundred’s of thousands of dollars later, the band’s master tapes were stolen in a car jacking in Miami. They band went bankrupt shortly thereafter.
The documentary focuses on the band’s members as well as the strange path they traveled. No one is left unscathed in this brutally honest, yet entirely entertaining look at the failure of a great rock band. From the road crew they recruited from a soup kitchen, to the guitarist who was obsessed with Traci Lords, to the vast array of drummers that no body seemed to remember, to the original bass players who never learned notes, ‘Skum Rocks’ takes the rock documentary to a new level. One in which an in depth look into how it all came crashing down in a burning mess.
Jerry Mann, one of the band’s lead guitarists, died of diabetic complications last November when this project was just underway. The film is being dedicated to his memory. Alice Cooper will narrate.
Celebrity cameos include Stephen Bauer, Jon Stewart, Kevin Bacon, Julianne Hough, Matthew Broderick, Fran Drescher, Topher Grace, Brooke Shields, Traci Lords, Phil Donahue, Luther Campbell, Bruce Hornsby, Paul Rodgers, Vince Neil, Paul Stanley to name a few, make this film fun, fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable.
By the end, people will be pulling for them to get back together and give it one more shot. And why not, they are fun likeable, and just make really bad decisions, that led to their demise.
The band filmed a 3 song set at the Cameo Theatre on Miami Beach last November for the film, which was the first time the entire band had been together since 1991.
Note: The original release date was scheduled for 2010 so, if IMDb’s cast list is accurate and Teresa is in the film, her cameo probably was filmed in 2009.