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Old 10-15-07, 03:15 AM
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Movie/TV Stars who Released Music Albums : Best and Worst

I was just thinking about this.

I actually have a few obscure albums in my collection by movie stars, and they aren't THAT bad.

Do list yours!

My favorites are:

1. Sissy Spacek : "Hangin Up My Heart" (her one and only album, country)
2. Goldie Hawn : "Goldie" (from 1970 I think. Still in print. Its folksy, very Joni Mitchellesque)
3. Katey Segal : "Well" (shes the mom from "Married with Children" - she had only this one album out)

and the BEST is

Milla Jovovich : "The Divine Comedy" - I don't know WHY nobody even mentions this classic anymore. Its literally amongst my top 10 greatest albums of all time, and NO, that is not a joke. If you haven't heard it yet, I urge you to go out and buy a copy pronto. Its unbelievably good - if you're into Tori Amos/Kate Bush sort of music.
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I liked the first 30 Seconds to Mars (Jared Leto) album, before they sounded like a whiny emo band.
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What about Alyssa Milano - wasn't she a recording star at some point too???
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Eddie Murphy for Best.

Jenny Lewis for Worst.

Wait...
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These Coconut guys are not bad. And they gave me free polaroids too!

One of the members is related to Francis Coppola.

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Love Milla's Divine Comedy. Alway have.

Minnie Driver's Seastories, which came out this year, is surprisingly good.
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Dis chick is not bad. She did a song with Nouvelle Vague that was purty cool.



Dis one ain't too bad either. She's not as gifted musically as the Delpster, but worth a listen or two.

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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
These Coconut guys are not bad. And they gave me free polaroids too!

One of the members is related to Francis Coppola.


Coconut Records = Jason Schwartzman. Before this he was the drummer for Phantom Planet.
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I remember the one two punch of Don Johnson and Bruce Willis back in 86-87.
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Jack Palance

Awesome. And creepy. Awesomely creepy.
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I opened this thread just so I could post a rave about Milla's "The Divine Comedy," but am glad to see I was beaten to it. It's amazing.

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Let's just go ahead and get this out of the way:

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I can't vouch for their albums but here's a few celebs with bands

Juliette and the Licks (Juliette Lewis)
Dogstar (Keanu Reeves)
Billy Bob Thornton
Russell Crowe
Jeff Daniels


David Hasselhoff

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not a big fan of her music, but... J-Lo's gotta be listed as one of the best (if not most successful)
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John Cho is the singer in Left of Zed
Jack Black in Tenacious D
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How has nobody not mentioned 'She's Like the Wind' yet?!?
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I loved Milla's tracks on Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack. I have Minnie Driver's first album. I wish that Zooey Deschanel would do an album - her voice on that track in Elf was amazing... apparently she did a track on the Winter's Passing soundtrack as well...
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Deschanel appears with fellow actress Samantha Shelton in the cabaret act If All the Stars Were Pretty Babies. As well as performing vocally in several of her films, including Bridge to Terabithia, Elf, Once Upon a Mattress, The New Guy, and Winter Passing, Deschanel has performed live with a number of musicians, including M. Ward and The Citizens Band [5] Her piano composition "Bittersuite" was used thematically in Winter Passing, in which she starred. She has also recorded a version of the song "Hello Dolly" from the musical of the same name. Deschanel recently appeared on a Seattle radio talk show along with M.Ward to promote their upcoming album which is a mixture of country and rock and roll. While on the show Deschanel and Ward performed four songs ("You Really Got A Hold Of Me," "Change is Hard", "Magic Trick", and "Send it to Me"). In March 2007, Jason Schwartzman's band Coconut Records released an album titled Nighttiming which featured Zooey on two songs ("Slowly" and "Ask Her To Dance").
Sweet... I'm definately going to have to get that Coconut Band CD now.
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William Shatner is the best. And worst.
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Nerver heard the whole album, but I did like the single, "Just want to hold you"
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Kevin Bacon with his brother (The Bacon Bros.) actually has some pretty good music.
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Milla Jovovich's "Divine Comedy" was the first one I thought of as well.

She made that album back when she was only in her early twenties, when she was still mostly doing modeling with a bit of (unremarkable) acting on the side.

When you hear that a model is going to make an album, you just kind of roll your eyes knowing that it's going to be awful.

Anyway, I had read that Milla was going to be recording an album from a magazine article (this, before the 'net) and sort of knew who she was and filed it away.

I never actually heard her music until they played her video for "The Gentleman Who Fell" on, of all places, Beavis and Butthead. And I was immediately fascinated. Went out and bought the album not long after that, and was really impressed. Great album that holds up well.

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