You had better be very stoned if you want to enjoy this one. The appallingly ridiculous story follows the career of Meat Loaf as a roadie (a rock ’n’ roll travelling handyman) who falls in love with a groupie (Kaki Hunter).
Among the highlights is a guy getting the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner caught in his crotch (granted, this is one up on hanging a moon). There are appearances by Blondie, Alice Cooper, Roy Orbison and Hank Williams Jr. The director, Alan Rudolph ( Welcome to L.A. and remember Remember My Name?), shows some technical facility and the mind of a microphone. Watching rock V roll on TV has the mercy of not having a narrative, not to mention the advantage of commercials. L. O’T.
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