The Treasures of Long Gone John

"The Treasures of Long Gone John" is a feature-length documentary film by Gregg Gibbs. A chronicle of the eccentric art and musical obsessions of indie record producer and self-described "anti-mogul," Long Gone John. The product of a troubled childhood, John found success through the establishment of the record label, "Sympathy for the Record Industry". During the past seventeen years he has single-handedly released over 750 records by over 550 bands and helped launch the careers of Hole, The Dwarves, The White Stripes and Rocket from the Crypt, among many others. Along the way, he has compulsively amassed a vast collection of art and pop ephemera, in addition to starting the "Necessaries Toy Foundation". The film explores the work of several of the artists he collects and collaborates with, including Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia and Robert Williams. Featuring a wall-to-wall soundtrack of over 40 bands with artwork by 20 artists, including original animation and time lapse photography. "The Treasures of Long Gone John" is an enticing trip through the independent record industry and the Los Angeles "lowbrow" art scene.

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