In the early 1990s, there was an alternative revolution happening, and music with roots too in the underground genres such as Hype!, Scratch and American Hardcore gained popularity.
Such Hawks Such Hounds explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground from 1970-2007. Focusing on the psychedelic styles that have in recent years formed a rich tapestry of unclassifiable sounds. The documentary also serves as a character study of the artists on the fringes of both straight society and hip indie circles.
And for all those rock ’n’ roll fans who claim it isn’t what it use to be and for the pundit’s who concur with Hunter S. Thompson’s assessment of the music business as “a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free;” there are an equal number who will say that the business of creating and releasing innovative and satisfying music is as healthy as ever. It’s just done on a smaller scale.