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Larry "Wild Man" Fischer was a wildly eccentric singer who in 1968 was discovered on the streets of Hollywood by Frank Zappa, who was intrigued by Fischer's offer to write and perform original songs for passers-by for a mere ten cents each. After hearing a few dollars' worth, Zappa offered Fischer -- who had been wandering the edges of the music business for several years, with no success -- a recording contract, and in 1968 the album An Evening With Wild Man Fischer was released. Sometimes
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In spite of its sympathy, Derailroaded veers into reality-TV voyeurism.
You don't have to be crazy to sing like Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer -- subject of Josh Rubin's reverential documentary Derailroaded -- but it helps.
You don't have to be a fan of Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer's batty songs to appreciate Josh Rubin's compassionate portrait.
As with all great documentaries, Derailroaded challenges its audience to do some heavy soul-searching.
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