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Derailroaded [electronic resource]: Inside the Mind of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Larry "Wild Man" Fischer's discordant encounters in the music business are explored in this shocking and sensitive journey through the thunderstorms of a paranoid-schizophrenic mind. Institutionalized at 16 after attacking his mother with a knife, Fischer was discovered by Frank Zappa while wandering the mean streets of L.A., singing his unique brand of songs on the streets for a dime from any passerby. He cut his first album with Zappa, including the enduring Dada rock classic "Merry Go Round." A precursor to punk, Fischer became an underground club and concert favorite, which earned him the title "godfather of outsider music." This film traces Fischer's life from neglected child to troubled genius, through archival footage and personal interviews with family, friends, and industry professionals, including Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Weird Al Yankovic, Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, Solomon Burke, Dr. Demento, and Barnes and Barnes.
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136 min.
13 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Inside the Mind of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer
Larry "Wild Man" Fischer
  • Introduction to Larry Wild Man Fischer (3:54)
  • Paranoid Depressive Schizophrenic (3:19)
  • Unloved Childhood (4:23)
  • "I Have a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball" (Fischer) (4:08)
  • "The Wildman Fischer Story" (Fischer) (3:10)
  • Outsider Music (4:47)
  • Fischer Becomes "Wild Man" (1:17)
  • Fischer's Appearance on Laugh-In (2:44)
  • Fixation of Fame (2:00)
  • Recording with Frank Zappa "An Evening With Wild Man Fischer" (3:04)
  • Spokane Tour (2:08)
  • "Like a Circle" (Fischer) (2:11)
  • "Frank" (Fischer) (3:41)
  • "Go To Rhino Records" (Fischer) (3:45)
  • Larry's Triple Pep Highs (3:28)
  • "Fish Heads" Film (Barnes and Barnes) (3:49)
  • "Pronounced Normal" (Fischer) (3:04)
  • "The Bouillabaisse" (Fischer) (2:28)
  • Conspiracy Theories (2:11)
  • "Nothing Scary" Album (3:14)
  • "Derailroaded" (Fisher) (1:44)
  • "It's a Hard Business" (Fischer/Clooney) (3:34)
  • "Merry Go Round" (Fischer) (4:33)
  • Living With Aunt Josephine (3:22)
  • Episode at Josephine's Care Center (4:12)
  • An Evening with Wild Man Fischer (2:06)
  • Credits: Wild Man Fischer: Derailroaded - Inside the Mind of Larry Wild Man Fischer (4:12)
  • Inside the Mind of Larry Wild Man Fischer (2:58)
  • Weird Al Yankovic Sings "Merry Go Round" (1:57)
  • "Like a Circle" and "Don't Be a Singer" (Fischer) (3:06)
  • "The Bouillabaisse" Video (2:25)
  • Aunt Josephine and LSD Research (4:10)
  • "Right Around the Corner" (Fischer) (3:53)
  • Interview With Rudy Ray Moore, aka Dolomite (7:26)
  • Rudy Ray Moore's "The Grand Diva" (4:59)
  • "The New Dolomite" (7:14)
  • The Godfather of Rap (5:22)
  • "My Sweet Little Cathy" (Fischer) (2:57)
  • Credits: Inside the Mind of Larry Wild Man Fischer (1:51)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
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51161 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (136 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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