After years of eager anticipation, I finally got my hands on the Slapshot documentary, “Chip On My Shoulder” and I have to say, it was definitely well worth the wait. The production on this far exceeded my expectations, I had no idea they had such a wealth of archival tour, hangout and live footage. The interviews were also very well done and the band members truly opened themselves up, sometimes to the point of being brutally honest. The inclusion of many of the key road crew guys only helped sculpt the real Slapshot landscape.
I particularly found a lot of the inner workings and band dynamics to be interesting and sometimes, very surprising. With the title of the documentary including, “The Cautionary Tale of Slapshot”, I knew I was in for some drama, but even that exceeded my expectations. I don’t want to give too much away, because I honestly feel that whether you’re a fan of Slapshot or not, you’re more than likely going to enjoy this documentary, because it’s just that well put together.
So a huge congrats to all those involved: Ian McFarland, Anthony Moreschi, Mark McKay, Jack Kelly, Steven Risteen, Jonathan Anastas, Jaime Sciarappa, Rev. Hank Peirce and everyone else. I’ll be listening to Slapshot records with a little more significance, appreciation and insight from here on out. -Tim DCXX
ED WALTERS AND THE BOSTON CROWD IN ACTION FOR SLAPSHOT’S FIRST SHOW AT THE RAT IN BOSTON | PHOTO: BRUCE RHODES