A long-time employee of the legendary music venue Fillmore East in New York, director Allan Arkush was the right man for this rock-flavoured satire.
A spoof comedy, in which a New Year’s Eve concert is threatened by a trio of villains (Ed Begley Jr, Bobby Sherman and Fabian), it has actors playing musicians and vice versa.
The cast is also speckled with dozens of cult movie mini-celebs, such as Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel and Dick Miller.
The Blues Brothers (1980) it ain’t, but as anarchic good cartoonish fun, it’s a laugh.
Ed Begley Jr