Kidnap My Heart

Album: Taking Five Soundtrack (2007)
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  • The Click Five had an alter-ego band - for about 5 minutes - when they portrayed 5 Leo Rise in the motion picture Taking Five. Keyboardist/singer Ben Romans has to laugh when he thinks about the movie-making experience. "I don't know what happened. That movie, I don't remember anything, actually. One of the things we realized when we were done with it is that we had no business being in a movie, and that we probably should go right back and rock and roll. So I think the next day we flew back to Boston and started making a record," he says, laughing. "I mean, with all that said, it was an experience. I really did enjoy watching the craft of a film being put together. There's a lot of parallel things to making a record, and making an album. Everything's a process. There's like a blueprint, with a film it's like there's a script, with music there's a song, and it's just all a matter of production. It's a little more lines of a production with film. But believe it or not, it was kind of a defining moment. We got talked into doing it, and we really enjoyed the experience. But I think that we probably should be making records. Not doing movies."
  • Ben does not eschew the idea of small films, however. Or perhaps vignettes might be a better description. He admits to being a closet filmmaker, which is why there are so many outlandish and hysterical videos to be found with the five band members in starring roles. These videos don't, however, have anything to do with The Click Five's music.

    When asked about his infamous character xXanderXx, Ben laughs and says, "It comes from being very confused. I don't know, it's just us goofing off. I think everybody in the band likes to stay creative in different ways, no matter what it is. Like when we got done touring and I just wanted to do something ridiculous. But I think everybody in the band has a lot of creative outlets. I mean, our drummer is very creative with Web design, our guitar player and bass players consistently find themselves making records with different people, because they're incredibly talented – as players and producers. And Kyle's the same way. He's always up to something creative."

    One of their projects was to record four songs in a cathedral, "and it's a really cool project, because we just kind of did it ourselves. We had string players. I actually went down to check it out and help out a little bit, but basically when the band isn't completely doing something creative with the band, I think everybody always tries to find another creative outlet, just because it's kind of in our nature. In my case probably something a little more comedic," he laughs. (Check out the full Ben Romans interview.)
  • Here's the promo copy for Taking Five. Imagine that voiceover guy reading it:
    Just when BFFs Gabby (Daniella Monet, Nancy Drew) and Devon (Alona Tal, TV's "Veronica Mars") have a chance to get the hottest band to perform a free concert at Highland High, their plan goes up in smoke... literally. Desperate not to be labeled losers for life they resort to plan B: kidnap the band! Now it's limos, hot jams and a shot at love with 5 Leo Rise (played by pop smash, The Click Five). But when the girls discover a secret about the band things hit a sour note. Will 5 Leo Rise to the occasion and play at their homecoming or will Gabby and Devon be stuck in social Siberia forever?


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