Temple was given the keys to the BFI's extensive library along with various other newsreel and commercial film libraries and is said to have trawled through 6,000 hours of footage to produce what producer George Hencken describes as the closest thing cinema will ever get to time travel.
Link to The BBC Screening http://www.bbc.co.uk/
With music from Marie Lloyd, Max Bygraves, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Who The Kinks, The Stones and a special soundtrack scored by JC Carroll, the movie has received 5 star reviews from the quality press and online media. London: The Modern Babylon is JC Carroll's third soundtrack for the director. It follows his work on Oil City Confidential and Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten and sees the “Sound of the Suburbs” songwriter craft seamless transitions, ghostly choirs, mandolins, accordions and “zithers, glitter and synths” rumble. He also sings “Excerpt from a Teenage Opera” the Keith West hit from 1967. Following his 2011 award winning Multimedia opera "The Golborne Variations" this soundtrack establishes Carroll as a musical contributor to serious cinema.
But what the BBC gives with one hand, it takes with another. On sending a promotions man all the way up to Manchester to plug the Members’ latest studio album "InGrrLand", Carroll was shocked to hear that some of is his work is currently banned by the BBC. It seems a litigious fantasist drummer has made legal claims on some early Members’ recordings. The upshot of this and a legal mix up somewhere at the corporation means the Members new album may not be heard on the BBC.
To add to the mystery and confusion surrounding JC's work, a master tape of The Members long lost follow up to “Sound of the Suburbs” has surfaced via a chance encounter in a Surrey car boot sale. It sounds like the opening of a movie. JC was buying a 60s Farfisa organ from a dealer in a car boot sale near Guildford when Derek (the guy selling the organ) asked JC whether he was in a band. A week later Derek called to say he knew a collector who had two rolls of multi-track tape recorded by The Members in 1979.. just a few months after million selling smash hit “Sound of the Suburbs” was released. After protracted negotiations and extensive restoration, the master tapes have been restored and reveal five raw tracks recorded by the original line up of the band in their prime including the lost single “End of Term!”
Part of the Lost recording restored http://www.themembers.co.uk/
With tours of France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand and two albums in the pipeline plus some interesting film offers, JC has a busy year ahead.