Re: Ralph Macchio's Telecaster in "Crossroads"
With a very youthful looking Arlen Roth. I think he's still pissed that he didn't get much credit for the film and that the film guys brought in Steve Vai to do the 'metal' ending, the original was a slide battle between Roth and Ry Cooder. Roth's point is an interesting one and perhaps proven true by the passage of time. He said that having Vai in there would permanently date the film to the hair metal days while having a more authentic blues treatment would allow the film to be timeless. I guess he's right as it's now seen as a 1980's oddity when had the film been completed as originally intended it would now be a more authentic (and perhaps valued) film.