Saturday, October 8, 2011
The Saucer's Reign!
Here's an outstanding bit of pseudo-noir, sci-fi-lite with a Southern drawl from the mid 80's. The Saucer's Reign is the debut vehicle for Webb Wilder and began as a collaboration between Webb his partner songwriter R.S. Field and movie-maker Steve Mims. This midget masterpiece of a movie ran repeatedly on USA's Night Flight, making Webb's detecting adventures familiar to thousands.
Webb himself has gone on to have a vital career in music having been inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame just a few years ago.
This is where I first learned of Webb Wilder, but eventually I gathered up the available cassettes and began a lifelong appreciation for his offbeat talents. Every year "Wilderians" gather in Bowling Green, Kentucky to celebrate the music of The Last Full Grown Man.