is NOT a feel-good G-Rated music romp. Rather, here
is a drug-infused, lurid, mean-spirited venture into the dark netherworld
of Rock-n-Roll. The unabashed, gritty narrative probably accounts for
its obscurity today. However, in retrospect, this Eric Burdon vehicle
is more poignant than most any other music-oriented film from the period.
Burdon plays Rocco, a drugged-out rock singer - with a potentially dangerous
attraction for female fans - who has achieved a plethoric level of success
but is hopelessly in debt to his record label and manager. A series of
tragic events [the suicide of a groupie, a cocaine bust, the deterioration
of his marriage, an on-sage brawl with his manager] leads to him going
on the lam to Berlin where he attempts to launch a comeback. The record
company executives have other ideas for Rocco... he can make more money
for them dead than alive.
film in English language; fullscreen format (4:3), uncut version (110
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include
for Mature Audiences