Synopsis by Mark Deming
Four tales of music and the unknown come together in this made-for-TV anthology feature. Strange Frequency 2 features the story "Soul Man," in which a hapless guitar roadie (James Marsters) makes the discovery of a lifetime when he finds a final, unrecorded song by Jimi Hendrix in a pawn shop, but is warned that there will be a terrible price for presenting it to the public. "Cold Turkey" concerns a songwriter (John Hawkes) whose struggle with sobriety becomes a living hell when he meets a beautiful journalist (Patsy Kensit). A politician (Peter Strauss) finds his career taking a nose dive after his mistress dies in a car crash in "Don't Stop Believing," but his real troubles begin every time he hears the song he embraced as his theme song. And "Instant Karma" concerns a jaded rock star (Jason Gedrick) who, after taking advantage of a beautiful young fan (Lindsay Sloane), finds she's taken revenge against him by using a magic spell to swap their bodies. The four segments in Strange Frequency 2 were originally produced and aired as part of the short-lived VH1 series Strange Frequency.
car-crash, mistress, police-officer, rock-star, sobriety, songwriter