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Danny Says (2015)

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Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »

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Steve Harris
Jac Holzman
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Lenny Kaye
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Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to "punk pioneer" and beyond. Danny's taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

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When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake.


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30 September 2016 (USA)  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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$11,244 (USA) (2 October 2016)

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$42,237 (USA) (6 November 2016)
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Danny Fields: Soup cans; that was revolutionary. That was really pushing the bucket, or whatever you... cutting the envelope; because everything good starts off being hated by the New York Times.
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Get Together
The Youngbloods
Written by William Powers
Irving Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Edsel Records
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Very punk rock in its delivery.
10 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not the best documentary format wise but it's very fitting for the subject matter of Danny Fields who talked about his run ins with great people.

Danny Fields' life is not all that fantastic but he just seemed to get lucky enough that there were enough photos and documentation of him hanging out with some really famous people that someone could put together an hour and forty five minutes worth of his life into a featured doc, that includes an interview with Iggy Pop about his run in with Danny Fields.

It always helps that you have a pic of yourself with The Beatles so you can say you were right their when rock and roll started and that you have pictures of yourself with Andy Warhol so you can say you're too cool for school.

Danny Fields worked as A&R for Electra while the Stooges were there and managed the Ramones at one point, so he's not a nobody, but I do feel his life does not seem worthy of a documentary, but that's what makes Danny Says so great, and so punk rock. It has an attitude about it that states that your life is good enough to produce a documentary and that's what I like most about it.


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