DANNY SAYS REVIEWED
“Danny Says” wants you to meet Danny Fields. It seems like every 3-4 years, there’s a new documentary introducing America to some hidden rock icon. Well, this rock icon rocks. Danny Fields did everything from hanging out in Warhol’s Factory to manipulating a teen magazine to discovering The Stooges and The Ramones. Whether it was getting “Light My Fire” cut into a single or discovering new talent, Fields was the tastemaker to end tastemakers.
Thankfully, he had impeccable taste and wasn’t willing to compromise for the 1970s Stadium Rock scene. The sheer volume of hidden material in the bonus features shows that the documentary barely scratches the surface of Fields’ legacy. Yeah, he didn’t get the best Ramones song, but he got one. I don’t envy the director that had to get this material cut down to under two hours. Pick it up and learn something.
- Interview Outtakes
- Audio Recordings
- Promo Film
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 1/31/17
The Plot Thus Far
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
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