Wednesday, July 13, 2016
BIKER BABYLON (1969)
AKA IT'S A REVOLUTION MOTHER Similar to the other similarly-titled rambling mess of a documentary from this era; REVOLUTION this film goes back and forth between hanging out with a biker gang, some hippie protests and a music festival in Florida that we never get to see any of the bands playing at. The most interesting parts, to me anyway, were the bikers who do some pretty wacky stuff like drinking each others piss, having crisco parties and generally acting like sleazy bikers. The narration is pretty off-the-wall with it's earnest attempt to understand this wild youth movement. Sadly, watching this in 2016 it's hard not to think about how these revolutionary hooligans are most likely boring old grandmas and grandpas nowadays (if they managed to survive the 60s that is). On the plus side the music is pretty sweet even if most of it is played over some boring scenes.