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Derailroaded (2005)

A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.

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A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.

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My name is Larry. Manic depressive. Paranoid schizophrenic. Rock legend.


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The 8mm footage of Wild Man Fischer as a young man was provided by Russ Titelman. See more »

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David Fischer: I still don't think he's a good singer.
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Features Barnes & Barnes: Fish Heads (1980) See more »

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In My Room
Written by Gary Usher and Brian Wilson
Performed by Wild Man Fischer
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This is a touching documentary that really screams at you...
2 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of being in the audience during the East Coast premiere of "Derailroaded." Never having heard of Wild Man Fischer, I didn't know quite what to expect other than a documentary on an outsider musician in the vein of Wesley Willis. This film tells a touching story about a troubled rock and roll singer. There were moments in the film where I almost felt tears swell up, and there were moments when I got shivers watching Wild Man perform. It's a very nice human interest piece. The only real problems with it is the sound editing. The volume is often too high during sections of Wild Man's 2001 performance in Los Angeles. There are also moments where the background music buries the interview dialogue so you can hardly make out what's being said. We were told this was because the audio sources varied, but I still felt like this could've been corrected. Disregarding this, a lot of us in the audience came out humming Wild Man songs. This really sparked an interest for me and I feel it is a fitting tribute to an almost rock legend.


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