Though small, and mostly associated nowadays with other scenes, Oxford has produced its share of famous (and less famous) bands. It is these bands and the scene they all stem from that John Spira is highlighting in a new documentary appropriately named Anyone can play Guitar.
As far as filming and editing goes the film is your typical classic music documentary with bands such as Radiohead and Supergrass as the main attraction. But looking further, Spira has done a brilliant job editing over 300 hours of interviews into a coherent, funny and interesting tale about what was once a breeding ground for upcoming talent.
He talks to the famous and not so famous, the bitter, the sad and the fortunate. Narrated by Stewart Lee, the film takes its time in unraveling how it came to be that Oxford was the place to be.
With loads of archive footage and great music, Anyone can play Guitar is definitely a must see for music lovers and an inspiration for young musicians in Oxford.
Watch the trailer below and visit the Anyone can play Guitar website to see where you can view the film in a cinema near you.