Band Gone Wild DVD The Salads (Kindling/Music World) Rating: NN
Combining a nearly feature-length documentary (as well as supplementary audio commentary), all of their videos, two recentish concerts, footage of older shows and a plethora of audio/visual memorabilia, this is a must-have for Salad completists, of which I am not one. Are you? Whatever the case, the documentary features barfing, jumping on beds, the phrase "some homey guy" and a brief mention of Stratford hiphop crew St. Rats. They also run through a slew of Salads members' previous bands - extra-rough outfits with names like Pearl Necklace and Lynx - that make it clear we're dealing with kids who came up in 80s Ontario. Besides the band's members and friends, did anyone realize before now that Scratching Post, Clarknova and the Salads toured the USA together in a bus? Clearly, a lot is learned. The Salads launch their DVD Wednesday (February 2) at the 360.