Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards formed Failure in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s. Their first album, Comfort, was produced by wunderkind producer Steve Albini, and it had all the makings of a rock-n-roll fairytale. However, the final mixes didn’t please the band and when it was released on Slash Records in 1992, sales were sluggish. On their second album, Magnified, the band took on the daunting task of producing the album themselves and the results paid off – the sound, reviews and sales of that album far surpassed its predecessor. As they began work on their third album, all signs for a successful album were there. The rough mixes of Fantastic Planet were making the band, and their label, very excited. That’s when the harsh realities of the music industry washed over Failure.
The band broke up.
That would be the end of the story for most bands, but the Failure story is different.
The guys from Failure grew up. They survived. The band returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a single Los Angeles date planned. The show sold out in seconds. which led to a North American tour and eventually back to the studio.
At its heart, “Another Music Doc” is a universal story about creativity, perseverance and, most importantly, friendship. The film will invoke nostalgia, but will also take audiences along for a wild and inspiring ride into the uncharted territory of a band reclaiming the future that was once just beyond their grasp.
Over the years, Don has won numerous awards for his films, photography, and editing including 6 Emmys, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, 7 Associated Press Awards, the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year Award and more than 15 National Press Photographer Association Awards.