"One of underground rock’s most unusual stories of the 1970s, the tale of an obscure debut LP by a Detroit singer-songwriter named Rodriguez becoming a source of hope and inspiration to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, is the basis for the thought-provoking new film, SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN. The original motion picture soundtrack album will be available starting July 24th through Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. The vinyl version of the soundtrack will be released by Light In The Attic Records."
If you've never heard Rodriguez you definitely should check him out. Link.
I've been a huge fan of Bedazzled for years -thanks for being an early pioneer of posting awesome old videos that gave me so many hours of enjoyment!
I made an award winning documentary about the incredibly strange saga of Rhino Records called "Rhino Resurrected" that is full of the music ephemera and weirdness that we all love. Yesterday I began a Kickstarter campaign to raise the final licensing funds for it's release and I need help spreading the word! Link. Anything you could do to FB/Tweet/Blog it out would be appreciate tenfold! The site and video explain it best, hope you enjoy:
There's nobody like Paul Williams. He's written hits for The Carpenters AND Kermit The Frog (and many, many others over several decades). He was in a Sunshine-Pop band called The Holy Mackerel with his brother Mentor (who later wrote Drift Away for Dobie Gray). He played a kid in The Loved One when he was already in his mid-20's. He played an Ape in Planet of the Apes. He wrote the songs and appeared in Phantom of the Paradise. I could go on and on.
Now he's the subject on a new documentary. Check out the trailer here. I'm looking forward to it.
"In support of the impending online premiere of The Dark Path Chronicles – a collaboration between Lovely Producer Elizabeth and TFH Guru Mary Lambert — Ms. Mary Lambert’s been busy digging through her archives and rooting out footage from cool, old projects. In some cases, those projects were left unfinished and, largely, unseen."
"The following comes from an unfinished short documentary Lambert was working on immediately prior to the death of Dee Dee Ramone. It’s got some good live performance footage of Dee Dee playing ‘Rockaway Beach,’ but what makes it notable are the candid interview moments from what would turn out to be some of Dee Dee’s last. I’m unsure when, exactly, this footage was shot, but Mary Lambert told me it went unfinished largely because of Dee Dee’s untimely death." via Trailers From Hell
Documentary footage from France. Featuring an Ultra-Cool French Pop-Psych/Freakbeat band called "Les Something" who recorded a rare French EP in April 1967 (DECCA 461103). Lots of great shots of cool 60's French dancing teens. It was labeled "Magasins Des Jeunes Mini Jupes et Cheveux Longs" which Google Translate tells me means "Mini-skirts, Kids, Stores and Long Hair". Not sure if that's an actual title or just something somebody made up.