Synopsis by Jeremy Wheeler
This British-made documentary covers the rise of the Detroit's candy-colored duo the White Stripes. Featuring such town luminaries as Wendy Case (singer for the Paybacks) and producer extraordinaire Jim Diamond, the special tracks everything from their early days at Motor City clubs like the The Gold Dollar to the meteoric blast into celebrity status which followed them through their first four albums. Since it's a Chrome Dreams unauthorized release (the same people behind the cheap Maximum interview discs), Candy Coloured Blues, not surprisingly, holds no original music of the two piece, but does feature some catchy tunes by a few other acts -- most notably the catchy Detroit-area rockers the Riots. Through mostly interviews and still photography, topics such as recording techniques and the controversy surrounding their marriage certificate are all discussed to a brief extent. Indeed, this one lives up to its "unauthorized" title, but should be a good slice of hype history long after the band is done and over with.
band [music group], career-retrospective, concert-footage, indie-rock, interview, rise-to-fame, rock-music, unauthorized-biography