John Roecker

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John Roecker
Born (1966-01-30) 30 January 1966 (age 53)
OccupationIndependent filmmaker
Spouse(s)Daisy Chain

John Roecker is an independent filmmaker who is associated with the punk subculture.[1][citation needed] He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.[2] Roecker is probably best known for Live Freaky! Die Freaky!, a stop motion animated comedy based on the true crime book Helter Skelter.[3][4]

From 1996 to 1999, Roecker and Exene Cervenka co-owned Los Angeles store "You've Got Bad Taste." The store specialized in kitsch and various "off-color" novelties, such as paintings by serial killer and rapist John Wayne Gacy and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted poster of bank robber Patty Hearst .[5] He recently released an album with collaborater Dylan Melody titled Rocker|Melody[6] on Frontier Records. A music video was created for every track on the album.

Next, Roecker and Melody are collaborating on a musical about Charles Manson.[7]



  1. ^ Whitmire, Margo (2005-10-08). "Film Lets 'Freak' Flag Fly". Billboard.
  2. ^ Reighley, Kurt B. (February 14, 2006), "Freaky deaky", The Advocate
  3. ^ Voss, Brandon (November 8, 2008). "The Hardest Job in Show Business". The Advocate. Archived from the original on January 16, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "John Roecker's 'Freaky' Puppet Show". The Washington Post. 2006-01-27.
  5. ^ "Who Say's 'Nobody Ever Went Broke...?". The New York Times. 1999-03-21.
  6. ^ "One Foot on the Mattress, The Other on the Floor, by Roecker | Melody". Roecker | Melody. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  7. ^ "The Soapbox Office Podcast: Episode 11: Freaky Nightmare Before Christmas". Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  8. ^ "here! presents "Everything You Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars *but were to afraid to ask"". here! Networks. August 4, 2008. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.

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For Live Freaky! Die Freaky!