Glenn O'Brien's TV Party: The Heavy Metal Show

Glenn O'Brien's TV Party: The Heavy Metal Show

Director: Amos Poe

Cast: Amos Poe, Charles Rocket, Jean-Michel Baquiat, Chris Stein

     
 
There are some very valuable public access television interviews circulating in the media universe, a special featuring the late Beach Boys producer Nik Venet on a West Coast program comes to mind as a key moment in Access Television that preserves an underrated producer's legacy. Sadly, you won't find something as vital and interesting on this version of Glenn

Overview

There are some very valuable public access television interviews circulating in the media universe, a special featuring the late Beach Boys producer Nik Venet on a West Coast program comes to mind as a key moment in Access Television that preserves an underrated producer's legacy. Sadly, you won't find something as vital and interesting on this version of Glenn O'Brien's TV party. Indeed, the metal onslaught becomes a bit much and the 55 minutes feel more like 5 hours. Access shows by their very nature are a sort of Cinéma vérité where anything goes and the First Amendment is supposed to be paramount. That doesn't mean it is going to translate well to DVD. As an historical document Glenn O'Brien's TV Party - The Heavy Metal Show perhaps has a little significance, but Cookie Mueller's discussion of the heavy metals residing in her body isn't quite as viewable as, say, Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band being part of a lecture panel at some library or fellow Bostonian Charlie Infection from the band Psycho capturing a multitude of hardcore acts on his Meat Grinder program. Yes, there's lots of great access footage out there in the world that DVD companies should seek out. This volume doesn't necessarily fall into that category, but it is part of a series and for the completists out there this edition might be good for clearing out unwanted guests when a party begins to get dull.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2007
UPC:
0022891463993
Original Release:
1979
Source:
Brink
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
0:55:00
Sales rank:
88,448

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