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post-punk cover artist makes good.....something

Author: brendanP
27 August 2001

Raymond Pettibon, before beginning his illustrious film career, worked as the cover artist for SST records in LA in the early-mid eighties. Drawing for bands such as Meat Puppets and the Minutemen (for whom Mike Watt, one of Weatherman's stars, was the bassist), and producing numerous zines (if you don't know what a "zine" is, you may as well stop reading these comments) out of the LA area eventually led Pettibon to jump into the exciting world of "film-making." I guess I should say this up front, since no one else has written any reviews yet, that these films are pretty weird. All the shots look like one-take-madness type of productions ( and there are some parts where the actors are clearly reading their lines from a card some stage hand is holding off to the side) but for as technically wanting as they may be, they are amazingly entertaining. This film also stars all four members of Sonic Youth as members of a pseudo-Marxist terrorist group who are trying to overthrow The Man, or something. Weatherman '69 is shot on video, not DV or any of that new-fangled fancy stuff, I mean like camcorders. It's extremely amateurish, but a lot of fun in a very pot smoke-hazed way, which is probably your best bet for getting through the length of the film (it looks like it was for the cast and crew). Thanks for listening.....

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