Here’s more about him from the official Devil and Daniel Johnston movie site.
This immediately found its way into my Netflix queue, much to the chagrin of my wife who didn’t appreciate the song I played her a few years ago titled, “King Kong.” It’s Johnston’s musical retelling of the entire story of King Kong with some added insights.
It’s on this album:
If you scroll down you can hear a bit of the original and a Tom Waits cover.
When I first heard it I was blown away. I didn’t think someone could be signed to a major label and still put out songs this weird with horrible home-recording quality. But there was something mesmerizing about it which made me seek out more of his recordings. They’re pretty fantastic.
That prompted me to check for more videos on youtube. Here is a selection of songs about love, life and Satan.
I think he’s a crazy genius.
I’ll let you decide.