Monday, January 02, 2006

There goes my reputation ...
Any credibility I have as any kind of scenester is now shot when I admit to you that until last night, I had never seen Hard Core Logo.
Somehow I thought that I had seen it before. It must be that its reputation as a milestone of pseudo-rockumentary was so established in my feeble little brain that it was as though I had already experienced it through osmosis.
What a powerful film.
It's mistakenly labeled as a comedy, although there are many (albeit very dark) comedic touches in it, as one would expect from director Bruce McDonald (also involved in one of my favourite tv classics, Twitch City). And the music is actually very good.
Hugh Dillon of the Headstones is mesmerizing as Joe Dick, and Callum Keith Rennie, as guitarist Billy Tallent, bears a disturbing resemblance to John K Samson.
If you like punk and you haven't seen this film about the reunion of a Canadian band for an unforgetable tour across the prairies, you must see Hard Core Logo.
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4 guys - 5 nights - 3000 miles - 764 gallons of gas
- 987 bottles of beer - 3457 cigarettes - 1 last shot