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Josh Rubin
2005 USA, 86 min.
www.derailroaded.com

Wild Man Fischer wandered the streets of late ’60s L.A. singing his unique songs for 10¢ a pop. After Frank Zappa put him on record, Fischer became an underground sensation, the “godfather of outsider music.” He’s gone from appearing on national television and the Top 50 music charts, even singing a duet with Rosemary Clooney, to sleeping under bridges. Extensive archival footage, including Fischer’s wild TV and club performances, mixed with interviews with his family, his doctor and industry professionals (including Frank and Gail Zappa, Al Yankovic, Mark Mothersbaugh, Solomon Burke, Dr. Demento and Billy Mumy) trace his life from neglected child to tortured genius to wandering wreck. It’s an intense trip through the unruly life of this strange and wonderful artist.