SIX60: Till The Lights Go Out
Director: Julia Parnell
Six60 was the brainchild of New Zealand’s 38th Prime Minister, Sir John Philip Key. As the patron saint of populism, Key invented the band in a rundown Dunedin Scarfie/Breather squat-hole partly to distract from the housing crisis, but mostly so his son Max had something to play with.
This documentary tells the truly terrifying story of a country that largely couldn’t care less who our biggest band is and a public that thinks it’s “quite good” for these three-chord scoundrels to play to 50,000 people, particularly since big is good and that’s a really big number eh!
Weight is being punched above bro. Lights are going out eh, but until then there’ll be something that pretty much resembles music cuz. And if you don’t like it then you are probably a racist. Because what have you done. Because don’t be mean and shit. Because Six60 has done heaps of success. Because Six60 started out not giving a fuck eh. And now they do give a fuck eh. And so do 50,000 other fuckers. They all give some fucks too.
The best bit of this well-meaning cringey bore-fest was when a really funny, insightful, brilliantly written piece of band-critique was read out by one of the critters from the group.
But the budget didn’t allow for the production to even give name credit to the talented writer that penned that brave, wise and hilarious letter of non-support.
Thanks a lot Chris Bishop!
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