New Replacements documentary will color you impressed
Minneapolis punk rockers The Replacements are the kind of band that people either know everything or nothing about. Hugely influential in the indie and alternative music scene, the celebrated band somehow managed to be critical darlings who virtually started a whole new branch of rock music, all while remaining underground. The band's following is famously devoted - Replacements fans are known to be solidly obsessed and are so passionate about the band that American filmmaker Gorman Berchard made an entire documentary on them.
Color Me Obsessed is the first documentary on the renowned band that tells their story through the eyes of Replacements peers, critics, and aficionados. Being released on November 20, the unique film features no interviews with the band, no archival footage, and no music -- the focus is instead on 150 interviews of people describing the impact that The Replacements had on their lives.
Berchard tells Rolling Stone, "I decided to present the band in a more iconic way. I thought, people believe in God without seeing or hearing him but rather through the passion, faith and stories of others. After watching Color Me Obsessed, I'm pretty sure music fans will believe in the Replacements in much the same way."
Featuring appearances by Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), journalist Ira Robbins, Tommy Ramone, Goo Goo Dolls, and more, Color Me Obsessed is a rare look into the legend of a mysterious yet illustrious band from the perspective of the people who embraced them the most.
|Color Me Obsessed – Jeff Corbett (Rolling Stone)|