Bruce Haack was one of the most musically and lyrically inventive, but unknown artists in American history. Despite, or perhaps because of his audience, his music was unusually expressive, combining homemade analog synths, classical, country, pop and acid rock elements with surreal lyrics. Ironically, his music evolved from his passion and creation of numerous children's albums; but today his work has inspired the likes of world-renowned musicians such as Beck, Beastie Boys' Money Mark and Mouse On Mars, proving he's an almost-lost treasure ripe for rediscovery. Still, one can only wish they had a mentor like Bruce Haack, a dude so cool his swan song was a rap collaboration with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.
Packed with mind-blowing visuals, wild music and far out stories, HAACK follows, Bruce Haack, the King of Techno as he drops in on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and golden game show host Garry Moore, playing his bizarre instruments such as the Peopledian, a device that played by touching people's skin! Directed in true Haack spirit - for kids, adults and music fans alike, Anagnos' intriguing debut film will send you out hummin "School For Robots" and scrambling for his records.
Bruce Haack, Esther Nelson, Ted Pandel, Chris Kachulis, Chris Albertson, Harry Spiridakis, John Spiridakis, Peter Cor, Greg Carripedes, Andi Toma, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Jan St. Werner, Tommy Grenas