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Danny Says (2015)

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Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Mx Justin Vivian Bond ... Justin Vivian Bond
John Cale ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Collins
Alice Cooper
Danny Fields ... Danny Fields
Danny Goldberg Danny Goldberg ... Danny Goldberg
Steve Harris Steve Harris
Fayette Hauser
Jac Holzman Jac Holzman ... Himself
Billy James Billy James ... Billy James
Lenny Kaye Lenny Kaye ... Himself
Wayne Kramer
Wayne Kramer Wayne Kramer ... Wayne Kramer
Gary Lucas Gary Lucas ... Gary Lucas
John Cameron Mitchell


Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields 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. Danny's taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

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When the mode of the music changes, the walls of the city shake.


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Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,244, 2 October 2016

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Sound Mix:

DTS (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Danny Fields: This is a good metaphor for everything, we just pretended there was no known way of doing it, and maybe someone knew a known way of doing it, and admit what we don't know. And be proud of what we don't know. And make a virtue of what we don't know. And turn a lack of expertise, lack of virtuosity, into an asset.
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Features MC5*: A True Testimonial (2002) See more »


God Save The Queen
Written & performed By Sex Pistols
Three Shadows Music (ASCAP)
WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
Universal Careers
Courtesy of Universal
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Very punk rock in its delivery.
10 February 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Not the best documentary format wise but it's very fitting for the subject matter of Danny Fields who talked about his run ins with great people.

Danny Fields' life is not all that fantastic but he just seemed to get lucky enough that there were enough photos and documentation of him hanging out with some really famous people that someone could put together an hour and forty five minutes worth of his life into a featured doc, that includes an interview with Iggy Pop about his run in with Danny Fields.

It always helps that you have a pic of yourself with The Beatles so you can say you were right their when rock and roll started and that you have pictures of yourself with Andy Warhol so you can say you're too cool for school.

Danny Fields worked as A&R for Electra while the Stooges were there and managed the Ramones at one point, so he's not a nobody, but I do feel his life does not seem worthy of a documentary, but that's what makes Danny Says so great, and so punk rock. It has an attitude about it that states that your life is good enough to produce a documentary and that's what I like most about it.

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