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Rock Doc Knock Knock

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Okay, no; we don't have a dumb knock-knock joke here. And you're welcome. We do have a little beef, however. We'd really like to know why nobody's done a documentary about Frontier Records founder Lisa Fancher. We just looked through this year's film schedule for Allison Anders' fantastic Don't Knock The Rock festival, and while we have absolutely no problem whatsoever with the lineup, it seems like every other seminal LA punk figure has been made the focus of a filmmaker's lens. What gives?

Oh, perhaps we shouldn't split hairs. We're going to have our fill of music docs at the festival this weekend, starting tonight with Ghost On The Highway, director Kurt Voss' portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and the Gun Club. The film is going to be followed with a live performance by former Gun Club members Kid Congo Powers, Ward Dotson, and Terry Graham (and the ever-popular "mystery guest vocalists"), and the rest of the weekend looks pretty similarly kick-ass. We've already seen the truly stellar Minutemen documentary We Jam Econo, and of course Dave Markey's soap saga Lovedolls Superstar, so if the rest of the festival measures up to that standard, we're there.

But still... Long Gone John gets a documentary and Lisa Fancher doesn't? Phoo.

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