Derailroaded: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer | Chicago Reader

Derailroaded: Larry “Wild Man” Fischer

During the late 60s, Larry “Wild Man” Fischer could be found on Sunset Boulevard, delivering his singsong ditties in a wild, whooping falsetto. Schizophrenic and manic-depressive, he attracted the attention of Frank Zappa, who produced his debut album, and his 15 minutes of fame included a stage appearance with Janis Joplin and guest spots on Laugh-In. Video maker Josh Rubin taps artists like Barnes & Barnes and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo to celebrate Fischer's creative purity, but like many chroniclers of outsider art, he never really weighs in on whether his subject was exploited. His affection for Fischer seems genuine, yet an end title reveals with some disappointment that the singer lost his “pep” after medication ended nearly four decades of debilitating paranoia. 86 min.

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