Veteran hard rockers BANG TANGO, along with videographer Drew Fortier, are working on a documentary of the band for release later this year. The documentary will contain interviews with current and original BANG TANGO members as well as most of the in-betweeners who have performed with the group over the years. The film will explore the history of the band and what the original members are up to now, but for the most part it will give insight into the recording of the group’s latest release, 2011’s “Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt”.
“The BANG TANGO documentary will be a great insight on where the band has come from and where the band is now,” Fortier said, “and also bridge the gap for the fans of the original lineup to allow them to know what the original guys are up to now. Also there will be interviews with original members, current members, and a few previous members such as Alex Grossi and Mark Tremalgia, etc. It will give people a reason, fan or not, to care about BANG TANGO, and the current lineup in general — how hard these guys actually work when they’re on the road, in the studio, etc.”
“Another reason, of course, is the comedy,” Fortier continues. “I have over 100 hours of footage, and most of it is like ‘Animal House’ in a recording studio. A lot of it will also concentrate on the recording sessions for their latest release, ‘Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt’. Another thing I wanted to touch on was what happened with the long lost album ‘Love After Death’, which is a hidden treasure in the world of rock and never got released in the U.S. — only in Europe in 1994.”
“They actually brought the idea up to me, for the most part, to do a short studio documentary while they were recording here in Chicago,” stated Fortier when asked what the members of BANG TANGO thought of a documentary. “But the more footage I got, the more we knew we had something special here. And when I dug deeper into the actual story of BANG TANGO, and everything that went along with that, I knew that this could easily be a great movie. So then I started contacting people, and traveling for interviews. Overall its going to be something special — a little bit different, off the cuff, insightful and funny as hell!”
While an official release date for the currently untitled project is unconfirmed, Fortier is hoping to unveil it later this year. In the meantime, the third trailer for the film has been posted, viewable below.