Bonnington Truce: An Alternative History of Mississippi


In New York, they had the New York Dolls. In Athens, they had R.E.M. In Los Angeles they had Black Flag. In Hattiesburg, Mississippi they had...Bonnington Truce. 

It was 1979 and Mississippi was getting ready to vote for Ronald Reagan. At the same time, a few guys got together and decided they were going to form a band. 

But not a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band, or a Top 40 band to play the frat houses and bars. Their band. With their music. 

"Bonnington Truce: An Alternative History of Mississippi" is a rollercoaster ride through a certain time and place a little sideways from where most people go. 

It’s a story of how a band came to be (and not to be) in the middle of a small sleepy town in Mississippi, in the most unexpected way possible, making the most unexpected music they could, and the unexpected results. It’s also about five friends getting reacquainted, 25 years later. 

It’s about people being themselves in a place that had trouble allowing that. It’s a shaggy dog tale with as many lies as truth. But it all really happened, at least as much as we can remember. 

And it’s also about how you don’t have to be a superstar to rock and roll. 

No apologies, no regrets. But there is fried chicken. 


Date Added: Fri, May 30 2008

Runtime: 2:30

File Size: 13.4MB

Views: 1,087

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I just watched a documentary about a band from Mississippi by the name of Bonnington Truce. It's not a great film. The image and sound quality are mediocre. The characters are a little old for my taste. The art direction leaves a lot to be desired. It gets a little long in tooth in some sections, and it was a bit hard to watch in its entirety. But for a band that no one has ever heard of (and probably never will), the music holds up really well if you like southern Pock. So what we have here is a non-film by a non-directorabout a non-band in a non-state with a non-audience with really good music. Wow, what a concept! What's next? Bonnington Truce: 10 Songs Your Parents Warned About plus a few we didn't tell them about.

Sat, May 31 2008 12:04 PM

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