Open Your Mouth And Say... Mr. Chi Pig: DVD

Mar 19, 2010

I was excited to see that this documentary about Ken Chinn a.k.a. Mr. Chi Pig was actually going to see the light of day. Chi is the lead singer of legendary Canadian punks SNFU who also happen to be my favorite band. I was also a little apprehensive since I've known Chi for the better part of the last twenty years. I know where his life has taken him.

The film is laid out nicely with a lot of different interviews with Chi and a plethora of people who have crossed paths with him over the years. He discusses his childhood and his discovery of punk as well as meeting the Belke brothers, starting SNFU, and their adventures around the world all the while sinking into mental illness and self medication with street drugs. I would have liked to see a little more live footage in the movie, but there is some good stuff. Chi's story is compelling and he is a true artist. I hope he continues to keep his demons in check. Definitely worth checking out. –Ty Stranglehold (Prairie Coast Films)