Music Finds a Way
Fanny: The Right to Rock
Review by Ross Anthony

This is exactly the kind of rock and roll I remember coming off the vinyl my older brother had spinning on his turntable. That thick bass, real drums, swirling rock organ, full band vocals, and an aggressive lead guitar that commanded attention -- precisely the sound of rock and roll from the late sixties early seventies. I heard the songs of Deep Purple, Ten Years After, Johnny Winters. So why hadn't I heard these songs? Why didn't my older brother play Fanny?

Could it have been the fact that every member of Fanny was female? Was the Rock world not ready for a woman that could shred on guitar? Maybe. It's a tough call, there were a lot of excellent gifted musicians and bands that never got the glory or payday they deserved, despite talent and hard work. The industry is no cakewalk.

That said, this is a lovely documentary. These musicians are all in, they're dedicated to music and living their passion. They speak frankly when retelling the story of Fanny. Industry professionals also comment on the brilliance of the band.

Moreover, the reunion album (nearly 1/2 a century later) makes for a send off for the film. The new music with cleaner crisper audio engineering and the vocals higher up in the mix, brighter and more controlled sound absolutely great. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and look forward to more good music from Fanny Walked the Earth (the band's new name).

PS: Jean ... how about something like the MidiPro2 Guitar? Or something where you can program right hand pluck/slap?

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  • Fanny: The Right to Rock. Copyright © 2022.
  • Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart. Film Movement.

Grade..........................A (3.5/4)

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