Remember when we were young and watching rock n roll films like ‘Rock Star’ and ‘Velvet Goldmine’?
Remember the feeling? I do. And I specifically remember wearing glitter from head to toe when I first watched Velvet Goldmine, and if you tried to convince me that I looked ridiculous I would give you a massive hug and then we’d both be covered in glitter, end of story.
This is exactly how I felt now again while watching “Fozzy Capturing Judas Livestream Event”.
I was invited to cover the event. An epic 3 show stint in 3 different time zones on the same day, they said, plus rare stories of the road, and I was sold. Who doesn’t like rare stories of the road after all?
I did not, however, expect such an exquisitely filmed rock n roll documentary made for aesthetic enjoyment as well as musical pleasure.
To be honest, powerhouse rock n roll is not my cup of tea. I enjoy and I appreciate it but it’s not my scandi death metal, is it? I was pleasantly surprised as I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Following them around brought me joy, taking me away from my mundane quarantined morning, and I’m sure it will inspire you too.
It flows like a river from scene to scene, telling the story of the band, highlighting the best parts of their personalities, infused with humour. Structured to build up the pre-show excitement with backstage action this was a brilliant example of how we can still get a bit of that live show buzz without having to leave the couch or wear pants for that matter.
Go watch it, (FOZZY.veeps.com)
you can purchase tickets and view the event on demand until November 29th.
*Disclaimer: The MHF crew, always wears pants while working and writing pieces.