Prepare to meet Danny Fields. A music industry whiz kid who helped make punk rock, well, punk rock, Fields has lived a thousand lives since his rise in the ’60s. A music manager, publicist, journalist and author, Fields has done it all, even though he could have quite easily rested on certain career highlights like “signed and managed Iggy and the Stooges” or “signed the MC5” or “managed The Ramones” or “worked with Jim Morrison and The Velvet Underground.” And that’s just a taste of Fields’ wide-ranging career.
So what could possibly be next for Fields? How about his very own documentary? “Danny Says,” from filmmaker Brendan Toller, promises to deliver a full look at Fields’ live and legacy (as aided by the man himself), complete with something for both music industry veterans and newbies looking to see where it all began.
Per the film’s official synopsis, the film “follows Fields, a behind-the-scenes connecter, from his early career supporting musical talent through rock journalism, to working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and later managing groundbreaking artists such as the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. The film traces his rise from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to punk pioneer and beyond.”
Billed as “wild story of a man whose taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient, ‘Danny Says’ is also about the marginal turning mainstream, avant-garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.”
Check out our exclusive poster for “Danny Says,” which puts Fields front and center, below:
“Danny Says” will hit theaters and On Demand on September 30, thanks to Magnolia Pictures.