I think the most important thing I can tell you before you see this movie is that it is NOTHING like 'This is Spinal Tap'. The fact that the word 'hilarious' is written three separate times on the cover of the DVD shows that who ever did the marketing for this movie 1) did not watch the film 2) has a poor vocabulary.
That being said, I think this movie is worth watching at least once. (The replay value is a little low.)
Like 'This is Spinal Tap', 'Hard Core Logo' is also a mock documentary. But instead of being so preposterous that it's funny, the characters are heartbreakingly realistic. From the moment Joe Dick sets out on this road-trip, things begin to spiral downward, leading inevitably to the last scene. I do not thing this movie could have ended any other way.
I did not think 'Hard Core Logo' was an easy film to watch, but it did leave me thinking about it a day later.
There were a few funny moments, but this movie was not a comedy, not even a dark comedy. Although the characters all seem to be experiences various form of narcosis, instead of laughing, I felt pity.
This movie is about how the band members of 'Hard Core Logo' refuse to lose gracefully. No quiet 'Crossing the Bar' for them. And their leader, Joe Dick, would only settle for blood and flames.