Jan 5, 2013

Hair I Go Again

Two middle-aged guys. One lifelong dream. Zero chance in hell.

This could very well be "Spinal Tap part 4" if you count "Some Kind of Monster" and "The Story of Anvil" as prequels.

Directed by Steve McLure, "Hair I Go Again" is a documentary set in present times. But it started in 1985.  Thousands of miles away from the sonic debauchery of the Sunset Strip, a group of teenage friends shared aspirations of glam rock grandeur.  Rising from the ashes of countless garage jams and taking a page straight out of Hit Parader, a hungry, determined band was ultimately born.  Fame and fortune were well within reach, as they toured the skating rink circuit of West Central Florida, but fate intervened and the group unceremoniously imploded...probably over some chick.

In this humorous, yet shameless documentary, two longtime friends ultimately realize their mortality and decide to give the dream one last shot.  Gone are the long hair, leopard-skin spandex and all-night parties.  Only to be replaced, some twenty-five years later, by male-pattern baldness, XXL fashion and the mundane grind of 9-to-5.  Their mission: reunite the band and appear as an opening act for their heavy metal idols.

Their journey will take them cross-country as they seek out (ok, stalk) their musical heroes with the hopes of hearing the words, "you've got the gig".

Countless questions remain.  Will they find their long-lost band mates (particularly the bastards that still owe them money)?  Can any of them still hold a tune?  And who was that skank that broke up the band in the first place?

Failure might be their only option.

"Hair I Go Again" features candid interviews with some of the most influential musicians and industry professionals in the business.
The film is scheduled to be released in August of 2013.

To me it looks a bit like "Last Days Here" but should pack enough laughs to make it worth seeing.

See the official website hairigoagain.com


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