i think i have the same vhs as you by the sound of it
nah its not trash , far from it , but i think this has particular appeal for those who saw it back then
i did , i saw it at a special screening in san fran in maybe 92 , im not sure how i got on to it as i was from england and just bumming around the US ... in any case it did the trick , particularly valerie buhagiar in the female lead , old jackie bangs kicked off an obsession with kooky sassy redheads that gets me in trouble to this day ... ( see also junk mail http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118785/board/flat/140839789 )
the earl pastko satan character is iconic and note perfect , there are loads of great interludes and asides . the tav falco and jello biafra guest scenes likewise are great . this movie also at its heart had a pretty true depiction of musos roadies and music pretension / bullsh!t
it was a low-budget indie , flawed but great fun . it didnt start out from the premise of , say , changing someones world but it told a interesting tale and had enough great moments to easy pass muster
a good road movie by all accounts ... bring on those kooky redheads
I saw it at a film festival in 91 or 92 and I think it's something of a product of its era. I kind of connect it with that whole era's indie film phenomenon. Back when VHS rentals were mostly mainstream new releases, well known classic films and a handful of cult favorites, no streaming, no Netflix and so on. If you wanted to see something offbeat you had to go to an art house.
I thought it was pretty good, especially for its budget.