Danny Fields documentary DANNY SAYS explores the unbelievable life of a rock shadow figure from the 1960s, to punk and beyond. From his time working with The Beatles, The Doors, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, to Lou Reed, the Ramones, and the vanguard of punk rock music–take a trip through the amphetamine-paced evolution of rock music with one of the great minds of the movement that stayed backstage, pulling strings and opening minds all the while. Documentary director Brendan Toller shares the trailer and footage from the film on the world’s only all documentary talk show, BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner.
FILM & GUEST INFO:
Brendan Toller is a New York City based filmmaker. His first feature documentary, “I Need That Record!” featuring Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Ian MacKaye, and Noam Chomsky. Brendan’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Wire, Pitchfork, The Onion and Dazed & Confused Korea.
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.
Danny Says is largely crafted from over 250 hours of present-day interviews and items from Danny Fields’ immense archive (thousands of photographs, audio cassettes, ephemera). (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)