I don’t normally write about things I watch on TV or Movies or music or whatever, but I have to make an exception for this one.
I found it quite by accident. Its a show on Showtime called “Roadies” and it’s about life on the road with a fictional band, from episode 1 it jumped out at me. part “This is Spinal Tap” and part “Almost Famous” it is ALL original and it is obvious that the writers and show creator Cameron Crowe, get it.
If you are like me, a rock and roll purist, if you get either the alt version of Dylans calssic “Tangled Up In Blue” or Lowell George’s eternal classic “Willin”, “Roadies” is going to strike a nostalgic chord in you. It has moments that will give you chills in pretty much every episode. Like porn, Rock and Roll has mostly sold out, “Roadies” is a trip back for those of us who never got disco, or it any of its bastard tekno cousins, for those of us to whom the words meant something.
I think Lester Bangs and Hunter S Thompson would approve….If You know who those guys were, Watch “Roadies” You’ll Thank Me.