Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie (2013)

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Billed as "rock and roll's greatest failure," musician John Otway offers a lesson in how to survive in showbiz.


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13 September 2013 | spinningonuv
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John Otway is a genuine man and a dreamer and I respect that. A lot of his songs are terrible and yet a lot of them are superb.

This movie is well worth seeing. It is hilarious, endearing, a little emotional and confirms that John is actually an inspiration.

I discovered Otway about 13 years ago on a copy of the 'Old Grey Whistle Test' DVD - He was performing 'Really Free'. I'd never actually seen the famous footage until this movie, where it is used like a running gag.

Anyway, if you're a fan of rock 'n' roll, success, failure or hair brained schemes - you should go see this movie.

If you have not yet experienced John Otway - you should go see this movie and then buy a ticket to one of his gigs next time he's in your town. I guarantee it will be the first of many you attend.

PS: David Crabtree as Deadly - The Roadie. The best bit is where he runs over all the glass and cuts his feet, oh wait! That was Die Hard.

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