Friday, October 09, 2009

Electric Purgatory: Fate of the Black Rocker

Electric Purgatory is a documentary that examines the struggles of black rock musicians and the industry's ambivalence towards them. Documentary directed by Raymond Gayle


5 comments:

msladydeborah said...

Oh snap! You're going to make me not do something important just to watch this film. Which I am going to do because I have an African American History blog:(The Renaissance Gallery) and it covers what I say is good to go. If I like this film-it will be posted on my site because I feel that all aspects of our story in America should be told.

msladydeborah said...

(One hour later and one basket of laundry ironed) This film is outstanding! I really enjoyed every moment of it. This is some of the most intelligent dialouge that I have heard about Black music, its roots, the players and how the industry is really trying to remove possibilities from being exposed.

Thanks for posting this. Yes, I am going to post it on my blogsite. I really think that people who have open minds will appreciate the radical message that flows through the film. But, then and again-it isn't really radical-it is just in your face kind of honest.

Citizen Ojo said...

msladydeborah - Glad you enjoyed. I don't want to have a blog where I spend my days in idle gossip. I also didn't want to be a gloom and doom blog but I do want to show that black folk are not monolithic as we are potrayed by BET, MSM, and Hollywood. Why does so called black radio only do Rap, R&B and Neo Soul? We are involved in almost every music genre you can think of. But we are marginalized in our music categories. Hip Hop isn't even real Hip Hop anymore. It's awful.

Shady_Grady said...

This was a good documentary. I am a huge Fishbone fan and always thought they got a raw deal. I was glad to see Burnt Sugar included.

I don't know what the answers are. I thought that ?uestlove did a pretty good job breaking down some of the "acceptable" ways in getting over.

Citizen Ojo said...

Shady_Grady - Thanks for stopping by. Yeah it seems like in the late 80's early 90's I heard about Fishbone and then I never heard about them again.