Top positive review
July 23, 2017
Enjoyable documentary about two guys trying to reform their old unknown 80s hair metal band for one last chance at the brass ring. There are cameos from lots of notable musicians, producers, and more of the era. You see them contact former members they haven't spoken to since the band broke up. You see them struggling to learn their instruments (vocals and guitar) after not playing since 1987. You see them hook up with Ron Keel, who takes them under his wing (BTW read Ron Keel's book EVEN KEEL... it's great). All in all this is an enjoyable doc that truly illustrates the importance of not giving up. Kyle (the singer that looks like Mike Reno (JK)) is a really charismatic guy that has the drive and passion... he really is the heart and soul of the doc. He makes the movie. The guitarist seemed a bit out of place. I mean... if he was ever passionate about being a musician, why didn't he continue playing guitar after the band folded? I started playing about 1984... have been in several bands... and not being in a band never caused me to stop playing. He never really shows passion like his bud. Well... maybe a little. But I digress.
If you love 80s hard rock... if you liked the recent ANVIL movie... you will probably enjoy this! Recommended!
Kudos to Peavey, also!!!