2012 #130 - The Rock-afire Explosion
I knew a fraction about what this documentary was about, considering I had seen a Youtube video or two of the automated band in action and thought it was equal parts fun and creepy. Which is, in some ways, exactly how I felt watching this documentary. A very well made documentary (also up on Netflix Instant Watch), it shows us where the mechanical band came from, the pizza parlor it became famous at and the ultimate demise and yet a resurgence due to true fans who collect the old machines and put on shows today, which is where most of those Youtube videos come from. Very enjoyable and quite different from the usual documentary fare.