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Monday, January 02, 2006

Go Tell The Mountain

I am taking a day's break from original text content and giving you some news from the world of the Gun Club and the highly anticipated bio-pic of Jeffrey Lee Piece.

A Film Portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Gun Club

Jeffrey Lee Pierce, 1980
Jeffrey, 1980

Featuring new interviews with: Kid Congo Powers, Ward Dotson, Terry
Graham, Jim Duckworth, Dee Pop, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Henry Rollins, Jacqui Pierce,
Margie Pierce, Mike Martt, Peter Case, Ryan Leach, Theresa Kereakes, Pleasant
Gehman, Steven Tash, and Lemmy Kilmister, this highly anticipated film offers
up a wild ride with Jeffrey Lee Pierce and his three-wheeled car of an
art-terrorist Molotov cocktail punk rock blues unit -- the Gun Club!

Pleasant & Kid Congo Powers
Pleasant Gehman & Kid Congo Powers

Patricia Morrison - The Bags
Patricia Morrison, Gun Club

Dave Alvin & his ladies
Pleasant, Belinda Carlisle, Dave Alvin, Connie Clarksville

Peter Case

No drearily predictable rock hagiography, "Go Tell The Mountain" is rather
a provocative and challenging "Festschrift" celebration of Jeffrey Lee Pierce
in all his puckish, shit-stirring glory, and a two-fingered salute in honor of
The Gun Club, one of the most notorious and incendiary bands in the history
of American popular music.

Also to include heretofore unseen live performances from various concerts
spanning the band's career; readings from Pierce's posthumous autobiography,
"Go Tell The Mountain;" private photos from bandmembers and the Pierce estate;
plus the creme de la creme of Terry Graham's recently discovered 1984 Gun Club
tour films, all packed into 100 fierce, fleet and provocative minutes.

Project director is Kurt Voss for French Fan Club Films.

Film to premiere at the "Don't Knock The Rock Film Festival" in Los Angeles
on the weekend of May 11-14, 2006. Brainchild of director Allison Anders,
"Don't Knock The Rock" is now in its third year. Previous editions of the
festival have featured musical performances by Sonic Youth and PJ Harvey, and the
events have garnered strong press support from the LA Times as well as the
English rock press.

Check out a teaser clip for "Go Tell The Mountain" at myspace

1 comment:

Morgue said...

It's just a damn shame that they couldn't incorporate any actual music by The Gun Club or even Jeffrey's solo work in the film, but it was good none the less.
I kind of wish they'd republish Go Tell The Mountain as well since it's so hard to find a copy of it that hasn't been kicked around or used a coaster for years then put up on Amazon for hundreds of dollars.