In black-and-white, Nuno turns off the amplifier and pulls his hair back as he walks on stage. Kevin places his drumstricks on the set and walks away.
Sitting on a stool, Nuno strums the guitar. Next to him, Gary sings. Kevin, sitting on a chair, with his feet on the table, nods along. Pat holds up his lighter as he pets his dog. Kevin grins at him and also holds up his lighter. Nuno whips his hair. Gary taps his thigh. Kevin and Gary continue to watch.
Nuno asked if the band could try something new. The onslaught of feedback from the guitars was sounded the same to him now. It seemed all they were doing were chasing a signature song. They were established but he couldn’t tell them apart from the other bands. Nuno suggested an acoustic ballad.
Kevin and Gary supported the ballad as they listened to the first version of it. Nuno asked their opinion afterwards. Kevin and Gary agreed he should it bring to the label. Gary said he wasn’t sure how the label was going to react. It wasn’t the type of song they were expected to perform. Nuno scheduled a meeting.
The band appeared at the meeting with their progress for their record. Nuno explained that the song made him love music again. He pressed play on the cassette player. The executives nodded their heads as they listened. A tear rolled down one executive’s face. The executives approved it, stating it was the most heartfelt thing they had ever done and is in contention to a single. An executive shook their hands and told them to be prepared for superstardom.
Directors: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Year: 1991
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