Is it better that a band that was supposed to be big never made it — often via their own drunken design — and instead inspired everyone else, never really getting to the point that people thought they started to sell out and suck? That’s the romantic ideal, I guess. I mean, most bands would kill to get on Saturday Night Live. The Replacements got in a fistfight on stage and were banned.
Beyond the fans that still love them, this movie features Hüsker Dü, the Goo Goo Dolls, the Hold Steady, the Gaslight Anthem and more, all bands that pretty much take their heart and soul from the Minneapolis group.
Director Gorman Bechard also made Psychos In Love and Cemetery High. He took over the project after Hansi Oppenheimer started the movie. He used none of her footage and started over again, keeping only the film’s name concept of fans telling the story.
There is no music, photos or clips of the band. Bechard wanted none in the film, instead creating a music doc without music that is really about how the right band can change your life.
You can watch this on Amazon Prime.