By Gregory Crofton
SILKWORM – a rock band that ended abruptly in 2005 after its drummer died in car wreck – is documented and explained in “COULDN’T YOU WAIT?” The band was much more influential with musicians than popular with the masses, but director Seth Pomeroy, who assembled the film over seven years, has worked hard to change that fact.
The 95-minute doc features the music of the band, lots of concert footage and interviews with surviving members. Interviews with recording engineer Steve Albini, Pavement’s Steve Malkmus, and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy are also included.
Together from 1987 to 2005, the band released albums on Matador and Touch & Go, both influential independent rock labels. The car accident that killed drummer Michael Dahlquist and two co-workers, who also were professional musicians, took place while three men were out grabbing lunch in Niles, Illnois, north of Chicago. A suicidal model named Jeannette Sliwinski hit them at 90 mph, rear-ending Dahlquist’s Honda Civic, which was stopped at a traffic light.
Sliwinski reportedly had been having mental health issues and was due at a psychiatrist appointment later that same day. To learn more about Dahlquist’s tragic end, and the importance of the band and its music, you can download the doc for $5 here: BUY NOW.