Posted: May 4, 2006 11:55 pm |
Edited by: JJ Champion
I dunno JJ. About the only thing I was dissapointed in with the doc was there was no interview with Spot. That kinda shocked me that Spot wasn't interviewed, and only mentioned once in the entire doc, although he was credited as supplying a good bit of the live footage.
It just seemed like the kids who made the movie had their hearts in the right place, but didn't really know what the fuck they were doing. So much obvious stuff got left out.
No interviews with peer groups like Husker Du and Meat Puppets. Why fucking FLEA but not them? I would've liked to have seen them talk to dudes from R.E.M. too, since they were obviously fans and gave 'em a big break taking 'em on that tour when the label didn't want them to. But no, it's Flea and Rollins.
Also, the way the story was told was just super linear and boring. They'd show Mike Watt sitting on the couch, looking at CDs of his records (WHY CDs?!? that bummed me out), saying "Oh this song, we wrote about this," and then cut to footage of them playing the entire song. Got old fast.
They totally glossed over "Double Nickles" and what a landmark, monster fucking record it was.
And while I know it's a super emotional subject, they should've touched more on how D Boon died. It's been a while since I saw it, but all I remember was Ian MacKaye holding up the note from Rollins that D Boon had been killed in a car crash.
And the movie is fucking called "we jam econo" but they don't even say what that fucking means!
That chapter about the Minutemen in "Our Band Could Be Your Life" tells the story of the band way better than that movie did. But hey that's just my opnion, I'm glad the rest of you dinks liked it.