Replacements documentary 'Color Me Obsessed': music-free is okay with me

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Rare indeed is the music documentary which flaunts the fact that not a single note of its subject's work is heard throughout the duration - but considering the subject in question is the infamously fractured 'Mats, maybe not all that surprising either?

Through over 140 interviews, Gorman Bechard's Color Me Obsessed looks to unpack and contextualize The Replacements' legacy through the words and eyeballs of their most - and least - famous fans. Here's a little sampling of who they sat down with (Dave Foley!):

Documentaries executed in this format always float towards deification, exalting their subjects with endless reams of pull quotes. But this movie is about The Replacements, so there isn't really another option on the table is there?

Color Me Obsessed is screening in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 4th (ahem, after premiering in Tampa?) during the Sound Unseen Festival. You can keep up at their website.

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Joe in Florida
Joe in Florida

Just got back from the first screening. It's good. I had my reservations but it flows very well.

Basically, it covers some nuts and bolts about the band and it's history. It covers what "music people" THINK about the band. And it covers what fans FEEL about band. (That was my favorite part.)

There were a few "cinematic" things I would have done differently. Uninspired camera work, a few ugly edits. Nothing too serious. Much like the Ranmones doc "End of the Century."

Go out and see it.


From everything I've read on the films blog, it seems to be as much about how a band becomes part of your life. If nothing else, the director seems to be keeping the band's do-whatever-they-want attitude alive. Count me in!


Ghost on the Highway, the fairly recent documentary on The Gun Club, was pretty ok despite the insurmountable handicap of HAVING NONE OF THE BAND'S MUSIC IN IT.

Mojo Marshall
Mojo Marshall

You have the date wrong for the Minneapolis screening. It's not April 4th, it's May 4th (at Women's Club in Loring Park).

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