Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Nardwuar The Human Serviette “Doot Doola Doot Doot…Doot Doo!” DVD Review

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Nardwuar DVD

I first became in the know on who Nardwuar was like many Canadians, through his segments on Much Music. It was his absolutely distinct interviews with the celebrities, rock stars and even the average schmuck (but for the most part, celebrities and rock stars) with which Nardwuar carved a name for himself within the scene. He’s hosted the likes of Gwar, Snoop Dogg and Jello Biafra. He conducted Nirvana’s last Canadian interview. He is the man, the myth, the…no, he’s just Nardwuar!

This two disc set collects over five hours of Nard’s greatest interviews, moments and mix-ups. The two made-for-TV Nardwars episodes, hosted by Sloan’s Chris Murphy, takes care of the “greatest hits” side of things. But that leaves a mere few hours to examine and relive Nardwuar’s ongoing gift giving fiasco with Snoop Dogg, his record collecting one-upmanship with Jello Biafra, his overcoming a brain hemorrhage, and his insanity with Henry Rollins.

Also featured in the set are various pieces of live footage and music videos from Nardwuar’s bands, The Evaporators and Thee Goblins (Thee Dublins, Thee Skablins, Thee Dis-Goblins, and so on and so forth). The Evaporators, a favorite of mine, play a wild, upbeat show that greatly mimics Nard’s insane intensity…oh and the band features members of The New Pornographers and The Smugglers, not bad, huh?

Doot Doola Doot Doot… Doot Doo! is a definitive piece of work summing up the tremendous amount of effort the man has put forth in his efforts with Much Music, CiRT FM and various magazines. If only it were a 4 or 5 disc set we would get to relive some of my favorite interviews with the likes of Andrew WK, Ian MacKaye and The White Stripes in their entirety. But I’m definitely not complaining!

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