Full-length Beat Farmers documentary finally released YouTube August 28, 2009 7:06 AM   Subscribe

Folo-up: In 2005 I posted the trailer for a documentary about the legendary SoCal band The Beat Farmers. Due to licensing issues *cough* Letterman clip *cough* the DVD has never been released, despite pleading from fans...until now. Director Jamie Dawson just put the whole thing on YouTube in 9 parts (about 8 mins. each) plus coda. YT Playlist here.
posted by planetkyoto to MetaFilter-Related at 7:06 AM (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba.
posted by adipocere at 7:27 AM on August 28, 2009

Why is this here instead of on the front page?
posted by oneirodynia at 8:34 AM on August 28, 2009 [1 favorite]

I enjoyed that, thanks.
posted by interrobang at 8:46 AM on August 28, 2009


I missed my one and only chance the see them play in the DC area due to it being my wedding day. And then Country Dick died the following month.
posted by JoanArkham at 9:20 AM on August 28, 2009

Yup, this deserves to be on the Blue.
posted by Kattullus at 9:21 AM on August 28, 2009

What are the licensing issues?
posted by ericost at 9:37 AM on August 28, 2009

The Beat Farmers were a fucking great band.

back to work
posted by marxchivist at 10:22 AM on August 28, 2009

Awesome! I remember this post, because it led me to go out and purchase Tales of the New West immediately afterwards. Thank you so much for the followup.
posted by threetoed at 12:48 PM on August 28, 2009

It was on the front page already; folo-ups customarily go here, in my recollection. As for the licensing issues, you need to secure rights for someone else's footage, and big media corporations are more likely to be inflexible in allowing a documentarian to use footage for free, or for a reasonable licensing fee.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:04 PM on August 28, 2009

Wow. Thanks very much for this!
posted by languagehat at 5:15 PM on August 28, 2009

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