Thursday, November 15, 2012
The best special feature in the bootleg DVD of MC5: A True Testimonial is Danny Fields, telling the story of the time the Five played at the Fillmore East in NYC and ran afoul of a group of Lower East Side radicals that called themselves the Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers. Fields -- a Warhol Factory regular who invented the Doors, signed the Five and the Stooges to Elektra Records, and wound up managing the Ramones -- is a raconteur par excellence, and the camera loves him. Now, filmmaker Brendan Toller (I Need That Record!) is at work on a documentary about Fields. Here's the rundown from the Village Voice.