Replacements' documentary Color Me Obsessed tests your faith
Color Me Obsessed features more than 120 devotees dishing on their favourite band, the Replacements, from the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy to actor George Wendt to handfuls of everyday music fans. Pretty well every aspect of the outfit’s drunken high jinks and heart-achingly awesome back catalogue is covered. The only thing that’s missing from the flick is, well, the band. None of the Minneapolis group’s members were interviewed for the feature, nor does it contain any tunes or live footage accumulated over the years.
“I came up with this idea that’s like, ‘I don’t believe in God, but I believe in the Replacements,’” director Gorman Bechard explained to the Straight. “So many who believe in God, they read these stories in the Bible and you never see or hear God. Can I do a music documentary and have everyone tell the stories but never see or hear the band?”
Music lovers can see for themselves whether the formula works when Bechard arrives at the Waldorf Hotel to screen the feature on Friday (December 2). Following the film and a Q&A session, the evening will continue with performances from Defektors, among others. If all goes according to Bechard’s intended aesthetic, neither set should include covers of “Unsatisfied”, “Beer for Breakfast”, or the filmmaker’s favourite, “Here Comes a Regular”.
Watch a teaser for Color Me Obsessed.
Watch another teaser for Color Me Obsessed.