Fat Wreck Chords... The influential music label proud to say they've spent the past 25 years "ruining punk rock". A Fat Wreck tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use... A Fat Wreck blazes exciting new ground in the cinematic genre of puppet-driven punk rock music documentary filmmaking. If you only see one film featuring a dominatrix spanking a puppet in your lifetime... Make it A Fat Wreck!Written by
Shaun M Colon
Doing a rock documentary isn't easy. And this is a good example of mistakes not to be made. Basically the movie is about how fat mike is awesome (and he quite sure is), and how fat wreck chord is awesome, and how bands signed on this label love this label. There's a few anecdotes about how they met this or this band, but nothing really thrilling. The most annoying is surely the 5" samples of TOO MUCH tracks for EACH band, which makes the movie quite repetitive. I need to add that many people interviewed here are spreading very stereotyped vision of music ("that band had no chance to be signed on the label, they were too metal" whatever that means... I know this is a punk label but hey, why would a rock band shouldn't be signed if they rock?) I left the theater quite disappointed, was expecting a lot better from this.
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