PostHeaderIcon I’m a Freak Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych and Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-1972 review – grey, grim and glorious

Primitive … Iron Claw, featured on I’m a Freak Baby

A few years ago, the film-maker Adam Curtis unearthed two alternately bleak and inadvertently hilarious BBC documentaries about Hells Angels. One was a 1973 film positing them as a terrifying threat to Britain, a sentiment slightly undercut as the film progresses by the discovery that their vice-president “Mad” John and his sergeant-at-arms, cross-eyed Karl, can’t even successfully organise a weekend break on a barge near Aylesbury, let alone the destruction of society as we know it.  Read more here

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