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Where's the Beer and When Do We Get Paid? (2013)

Jimmy Carl Black, Texas Indian and drummer of Frank Zappas legendary band 'Mothers of Invention' in the sixties, nowadays lives in a little village in Bavaria, Germany. The filmmakers ... See full summary »
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Jimmy Carl Black ... Self
Monika Black Monika Black ... Self
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown ... Self
Andy Cahan Andy Cahan ... On Boat
Eugene Chadbourne Eugene Chadbourne ... Self
Tom Leavey Tom Leavey ... In Den
Don Preston ... Self
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Jimmy Carl Black, Texas Indian and drummer of Frank Zappas legendary band 'Mothers of Invention' in the sixties, nowadays lives in a little village in Bavaria, Germany. The filmmakers follow him his last 2 years of living and drumming. An international 'Heimatfilm' about sex, drugs, Rock'n'Roll and no old age support. Written by Anonymous

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From Texas to Bavaria - The last years of Zappa's Drummer
7 May 2015 | by juniormikeSee all my reviews

Those are the Indie movies / documentaries we really want to see. A friend of the film makers recognized Jimmy Carl Black at a diner in my hometown Stuttgart / Germany and was amazed to learn that Jimmy in fact was living in a village in Bavaria, near the Austrian border. Köhler & Baier then followed Black with their camera around for years and the result is a very authentic, touching but not sentimental (due to Black's Texan heritage I suppose) portrait of a Rock Legend living not so much a Rock Legend Life. Having no money, Black had to tour (little clubs) with his MUFFINMEN until he was to ill to do it any longer, being almost 70. To see the El Paso / Texas born IINDIAN OF THE GROUP living in deep-down Bavaria is somewhat obscure is fascinating at the same time. Köhler & Baier intercut Black's scenes with impressions from the locals, Bavarian 'Volksmusik' musicians, worlds apart from Zappa & his Mothers of Invention. Enough said, a fascinating film not to be missed by anybody who is interested in good documentaries, Rock Music and the question: What becomes of these guys if they don't get the big royalties??


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