America’s Lost Band

Just read about a great-looking documentary called America’s Lost Band. Narrated by Boston legend Peter Wolf, the film is about The Remains, a Boston pop band from the 60s who apparently were on the road to being the best thing since sliced Beatle…until they broke up when their debut album was released.

They were four former Boston University students that seemed to blow up overnight – appearing on Ed Sullivan, pushing their way through thousands of screaming fans at their New England gigs, even opening for the Beatles in 14 cities on their ’66 tour. And yet, after they recorded their debut album for Epic Records, they mysteriously broke up. Not because of internal band disagreements or even the age-old creative differences. Apparently all the members just felt the band had run its course.

Forty years later, they reunited in L.A. for a show, which I guess was the basis for making this documentary, as it includes footage of that reunion. The Remains have actually played at several of the screenings of America’s Lost Band over the last year or so. And the film has received very positive reviews. Who knows…if the guys still live in Boston, maybe we could get the film and the band to Lowell for a screening and a gig someday!


Published by Lowell Film Collaborative

The Lowell Film Collaborative is a grassroots initiative in Lowell, MA, whose mission is to bring more cinematic awareness to the community.

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