FINDING JOSEPH I: THE HR FROM BAD BRAINS REVIEWED
“Finding Joseph I” is an insightful behind-the-scenes look at one of the Bad Brains founder. While I was never a fan, it’s fascinating to see an indie musician’s process. H.R. walked away from Bad Brains at the height of the band’s popularity. They just signed to Maverick Records and they were about to make Punk Reggae big. But, HR’s heart belonged to Rastafari and staying true to his roots. The documentary plays like an oral history as remember and recounted by one of the main participants. Does it reinvent the wheel? No. However, it will hold your attention.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 11/3/17
Video - 89%
Audio - 88%
Film Score - 87%
The Plot Thus Far
"Finding Joseph I" is a documentary film chronicling the eccentric life of punk rock reggae singer, Paul "HR" Hudson from Bad Brains. The charismatic frontman's explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk while delivering an enlightening message of positive mental attitude. HR's heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction leaving the band several times to explore his love for reggae music. Over the years HR's increasingly unpredictable and abnormal behavior has many convinced that he his suffering from mental illness. Finding Joseph I illustrates the true story behind the legendary lead singers life, career and struggles with never before seen archival footage, photography and exclusive interviews.