“Afterglow”, the story of a long lost rock band from Northern California that has been unearthed. Afterglow produced one album, noteworthy in musical circles for its unique and diverse musical contributions and its memorable psychedelic cover art, before dissolving in 1969. The album secured cult status and the attention of producer, Bob Irwin, of Sundazed Music in New York. Sundazed was so impressed with the album that they released a compact disc in 1995 and an LP in 2001. The label’s efforts were well received and a commercial success. The music company, its founder, and the new crop of fans, however, had a problem.
No one could find the band.
This recently completed documentary film follows the story of the five friends who toiled throughout the summer of 1967 to produce a classic record, were told it failed and moved on with their lives. Forty years later, to their surprise, they discover that the album has long been considered a fine example of 60’s period rock and roll, a psychedelic music favorite and a commercial success. The film joins the band at their reunion. The reunion, held after nearly forty years, includes a visit from a record company representative who informs them that they tried
to find the band members but couldn’t, decided to re-release the album anyway and that they have “sold a lot of them”.
The band members, now living throughout northern California and southern Oregon, had no idea that their album was for sale worldwide and greatly appreciated in music circles. Perhaps most importantly, would the artists finally receive compensation for the talent and dedication?