Directed by Faride Saremi, Omid Hashemlou • 2010 • Iran
In 1971 three young musicians set out to perform the euphoric rock’n roll and latin hits of their time on the stages of Tehran. Bahram Amin Salmasi (bass guitar), Baram Saidi (guitar) and Eini Keivanshokooh (drums), along with Eric Arconte (percussions) and Andranik Asatourian (piano) formed the band ‘Scorpio’. Through their covers, they soon became very popular amongst enthusiasts of popular western music. They covered almost every big rock hit and brought them live to their fans in the nightclubs and discos of Tehran.
Forty years later, their memories gives us a taste of the early days of the rock music movement in Iran.