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Jandek on Corwood (2003)

Not Rated | | Documentary | February 2003 (USA)
"The longest-running, weirdest, loneliest enigma in popular music is a guy from Texas who calls himself Jandek." Jandek on Corwood is the 89-minute documentary that explores this man, his world and his music.

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Chad Freidrichs
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Credited cast:
Byron Coley Byron Coley
Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson
Barry Hansen Barry Hansen
John Foster John Foster
Richie Unterberger Richie Unterberger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jake Austen Jake Austen
Nils Bernstein Nils Bernstein
Ben Edmonds Ben Edmonds
Gary 'Pig' Gold Gary 'Pig' Gold
Toni Holm Toni Holm
Amy Frushour Kelly Amy Frushour Kelly ... (as Amy Kelley)
Brooks Martin Brooks Martin
Phil Milstein Phil Milstein
David Rauh David Rauh
Angela Sawyer Angela Sawyer

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"The longest-running, weirdest, loneliest enigma in popular music is a guy from Texas who calls himself Jandek." Jandek on Corwood is the 89-minute documentary that explores this man, his world and his music.

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"They told me about you."
9 June 2006 | by udar55See all my reviews

This documentary examines Jandek, a Texas based musician who does scary blues inspired folk rock. Jandek has amassed a small cult following due to his prolific output (close to 50 albums on his own label Corwood Industries since 1978) and his obsessive behavior of being a recluse. Who is Jandek? Or, more appropriate, what is Jandek? We see interviews with lots of Jandek fans and writers who have profiled him. They all give their thoughts and theories on who this man is, why he does what he does and the mystery behind this guy. JANDEK ON CORWOOD is fascinating in that it continues the mythos of the man rather than solving the mystery (which I am sure is how Jandek wanted it). As one interviewee states, "My reaction to hearing about it was a lot strong than my reaction to actually hearing it." It also examines the definitions of what art is and the resulting satisfactions from it are. Should we look down or up to a guy who craves no commercial success or recognition (I looked up some info on Jandek after seeing this and was surprised to find out that he recently did his first live show in 2004. Naturally, it was done secretly with no advance word)?


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