Top 5 Rock Docs (guest: Bobcat Goldthwait)

The very talented Writer/Director of God Bless America, Bobcat Goldthwait joins Anderson and Bryan to discuss the TOP 5 ROCK DOCS.  Bobcat also talks about his films and tells a story about the time he, Todd Solondz, and John Waters shared a meal together.

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Featured Artist: The Cameo In

Click here for a list of films discussed on this episode.



23 thoughts on “Top 5 Rock Docs (guest: Bobcat Goldthwait)

  1. Bobcat was a great guest, but is nobody going to give him crap about putting The Rutles (AKA “All You Need is Cash”) on his list? I understand why B&A didn’t mention it, but none of you people are going to say it? I guess I have to: The Rutles is as much a documentary as Drop Dead Gorgeous is. There. I said it.


    Posted by Abbi | July 10, 2012, 5:00 PM
  2. bobcat is an amazing dude. loved his standup, loved one crazy summer and love his movies. smart, funny guy.


    Posted by johnny queso | July 3, 2012, 12:35 PM
  3. When you were mentioning Punk documentaries in your also rants, Anderson and Bobcat made reference to “The Sound and the Fury”, but I think they meant to say “The Filth and the Fury” which is an awesome Sex Pistols doc. The former is a very tedious William Faulker novel I had to read in 12th grade.

    And sombody else mentioned it already, but the bad looking Jim Morrison footage from “When You’re Strange” is really Jim from some unfinished movie project. This was right before he died and looked nothing like his former self.


    Posted by Jimmy "The Gent" | June 27, 2012, 2:06 PM
  4. I only have a few more movies i want to own (Lost In America, Beautiful Girls)
    I dont have the nerve to by Irreversible or Eyes Wide Shut and get weird glance from the cashier


    Posted by Zach | June 27, 2012, 1:22 PM
  5. A few more suggestions:

    Top 5 Patriotic Films (in observance of 4th of July)
    Top 5 Most Satisfying Scenes (like made you go Yeeaahh!!! or maybe most satisfying endings)
    Top 5 Mindfucking Films
    Top 5 Prequels
    Top 5 Movies Set in the Future


    Posted by thedandyman | June 26, 2012, 3:12 PM
  6. I am amazed Anderson had any saliva left at the end of the show after 90 minutes of suckling on Bobcat’s balls


    Posted by Matt Service (@SunFan32) | June 25, 2012, 4:35 PM
  7. Anderson!
    the footage from The doors “When Your Strange” is not a recreation with an actor who looks like jim morrison.
    this is real footage taken from morrisons experimental unreleased film “HWY: An American Pastoral”
    You should address and correct this on the next podcast…love the show!


    Posted by Josh | June 25, 2012, 11:13 AM
  8. MCSHAN!!! MCSHAN!!! Oh my god I laughed for like 15 minutes.


    Posted by Bryan's tumor | June 25, 2012, 1:23 AM
  9. Another great episode. Thanks guys.

    Two great films that MUST be mentioned when discussing this topic:

    “You’re gonna miss me” about Roky Erickson, frontman for the 13th floor elevators and an incredible solo artist in his own right. Much like the Devil and Daniel this film deals with a musician who’s basically a prodigy but who also deals with crippling mental illness, and what can potentially happen when it goes untreated. This is a fucking must on so many levels, for the story as well as the introduction to the music, they interview so many current musicians who talk about how influential and amazing this guys music was, Anderson you must watch this!

    “Urgh! A Music War” in my opinion the best concert footage doc ever made. Filmed in the late 70s, the music featured is the foundation of punk rock. Opens with the Police, who suck, but then on to so many amazing performances by forgotten bands. Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo, Steel Pulse, X, Magazine, the Cramps, this is a lengthy movie that I was not bored with for a second. Only problem is it’s pretty hard to find in it’s entirety: though you can go on YouTube, type in Urgh and you’ll get some of the greatest hits. Anyway, if you’re interested in exploring music from this period of Ramones-influenced raw rock n roll you can not go wrong with Urgh.

    A few others:
    Another State of Mind about the punk rock cross country tour of Social Distortion, Youth Brigade and others, you often hear punks refer to this as the best punk doc ever made though I think it’s a little overrated. Still worth watching.

    The Unheard Music, the X documentary. One of the best bands ever, you hear Adam talk about them from time to time, he even interviewed John Doe not long ago. This film is a great intro to the band and their music.

    Thanks again for the great episode.


    Posted by Meatman | June 24, 2012, 6:46 AM
  10. Bryan, I couldn’t agree more about your assessment of Bobcat on Carolla’s show– it was one of the few times when I laughed at a Carolla podcast.
    Also, your list was solid for once, and I especially liked the inclusion of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” and “Live Forever.” The tragic part of “Standing in the…” is that almost all of those guys died within a few years of the filming of it, including Johnny Griffith, who died just a few hours before he could watch its premiere in Detroit. I love that they made a film to honor those guys before they left this world.

    I’m surprised that “Hype!” didn’t make anyone’s list and wasn’t even mentioned in “honorable mentions.” Awesome doc.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | June 24, 2012, 3:46 AM
  11. Only you guys could make a podcast talking about a bunch of music I don’t give a crap about and make me still enjoy it.


    Posted by Corey | June 23, 2012, 11:30 PM
  12. “McShan”. That’s fucking hilarious.


    Posted by Nemo | June 23, 2012, 2:23 PM
  13. The first thing that came to mind for me was the movie ‘The Gits’.

    I wasn’t surprised to see that it didn’t get mentioned cuz it had like no release, but it’s a really fascinating movie. Half of it is about the early-90s Seattle scene, focusing on the punk group The Gits. The other half is true crime, focused on the brutal murder of The Gits’ frontwoman Mia Zapata. It’s got all the usual rock-doc band drama/wild shows/candid interviews/etc. that one would expect, plus the extremely compelling second act of trying to make sense of/come to terms with/solve an unexpected, horrible crime. Anderson, you would probably like this one.

    Streaming legally at SnagFilms, but not on netflix or amazon (though it has in the past): http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/the_gits

    IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0463028/


    Posted by Cary | June 22, 2012, 11:48 PM
  14. Bryan does a good job interviewing guests, and he and Alison did a good job together on Adam’s show when he was gone. Adam’s lost his ability to listen to guests, and let them talk, and he believes he’s the funniest person living, even though he constantly repeats just about everything he says, and even tells us ahead of time that everything he says he’s said a thousand times. I wish that, at least, Bryan and Anderson would have guests every week, or even better, that Bryan would do his own show with guests, and not have to focus on movies. As well as doing this show, of course.

    Bobcat’s movies have been great, though Windy City Heat didn’t really thrill me.


    Posted by Scott S | June 22, 2012, 8:51 PM
  15. Excellent show : ) just watched The rise and fall of Brit pop.


    Posted by Marty... | June 22, 2012, 5:20 PM
  16. All the episodes are great but I’m really looking forward to hearing about the rawk dawks!


    Posted by Ahren | June 22, 2012, 11:50 AM
  17. Bobcat is starting to look like Joe Pesci….


    Posted by Woochunk | June 22, 2012, 10:59 AM
  18. I’m not a fan of the type of music featured in the Bryan’s #1 but my brother is! You just got him a addition to his birthday gift. Amazon click through, of course. Have Bob back again as a guest, always fun.


    Posted by LFC | June 22, 2012, 10:10 AM
  19. Sweet, finally an episode that talks about films i should see!


    Posted by Googutz | June 22, 2012, 8:58 AM

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