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  • Summary: A young graduate filmmaker from UCLA set forth to make a documentary reflecting an element of contemporary music culture that had yet to be fully examined. The notion was to capture something raw and original. He searched for something unpretentious and genuine, yearning to make a film thatA young graduate filmmaker from UCLA set forth to make a documentary reflecting an element of contemporary music culture that had yet to be fully examined. The notion was to capture something raw and original. He searched for something unpretentious and genuine, yearning to make a film that would stand out from other music documentaries and potentially redefine the genre. Who he found was a band called Electric Apricot; what he achieved was enlightenment. Unexpectedly, in searching for enlightenment, the duality of existence was unveiled. Electric Apricot has been kicking around the peripheral of the jam scene for several years now and comprises of four colorful characters who take themselves far too seriously. Bellowing the anthem "Hey, Are You Going to Burning Man?," the band has recently been offered some opportunities that could potentially break them through to levels beyond their dreams, and our young filmmaker is there to document the rise. He follows them from nightclubs to the recording studio and eventually on the road to the Holy Grail of West Coast music events, a festival aptly named Festeroo. (National Lampoon Productions) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    90
    Like many of Claypools bands, Electric Apricot is bound to be a cult hit. I’m just hoping it will have the chance to play before a bigger audience as I feel the film is just plain hilarious and I was extremely impressed at the way Claypool pulled it all together in his first directorial effort.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    50
    Generates enough mild humor to keep the spoof rolling, but lacks the commitment and scope.
  3. The most appreciative audience for this lame National Lampoon release likely will be guys in tour buses.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Schueller
    12
    Shot in the same style as “Spinal Tap,” Electric Apricot fails to wow in every way possible, but the music disappoints the most.
Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. EdO.
    Mar 25, 2008
    10
    Absolutely hilarious! What can't Les do?
  2. ChaneyS.
    Nov 9, 2007
    10
    Perfect parody about the jam band scene. Smart, funny and genius.
  3. MarcN
    Feb 9, 2009
    7
    This movie was wholesome! Not just for musicians, but for any fan of music, and especially anyone who's ever known a musician This movie was wholesome! Not just for musicians, but for any fan of music, and especially anyone who's ever known a musician personally. Claypool has outdone himself once again! Highly recommended viewing for some good, hearty laughs as they poke fun at probably the most fun thing we can point fun at: the self-important "artiste"! Expand