Anybody watch the documentary "Lo Sound Desert?"

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  1. SolidSteak

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    http://www.losounddesert.com/

    I couldn't sleep Saturday night so I checked it out. There are parts of it that were somewhat familiar to me from strictly a "kids growing up playing music and partying" point of view, but for someone like me who has never been to the desert, much of it seemed like an alien landscape (and that kind of made it that much more interesting to me.)

    I've long been a fan of Queens of the Stone Age, and Kyuss, and have maybe heard of some of the other bands in the film.

    I liked the parts that reminisced about the things teenagers do to put on a concert, the generator parties, and the overall DIY atmosphere. I worried that it would descend into band politics near the end, and "he said she said" drama, but fortunately it did not.

     
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    Looks interesting.
     
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    I liked it. I knew nothing about that music or Josh Homme.. but it is cool how much passion they have for their world and music and thoughts about things... I like those guys. The music is not mine and that desert area wouldn't be my first choice, but they kind of make you love it because they do.
     
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    I streamed it on Amazon. Looks like you can "rent" it for 72 hours on Vimeo as well, for $4.99:
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/losounddesert

    and on Youtube (I think?) for $3.99

     
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    I watched it a while back but I can't remember the platform I streamed it on. I did like, even though I am not a huge fan of any of the bands.
    A good documentary will make you appreciate it regardless of the subject matter and this one worked for me.
     
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    Yep, it was awesome. We have gone there on vacation a few times and I had no idea they had a music scene.
     
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    I don't like Josh Homme. Because he has Brody Dalle.
    Yes I am jealous
     
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    whoah, what a story of how he 'got wit her'... must suck to be Tim Armstrong (not the tdpri Tim) sounds like he got cucked.
     
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    "Cucked" ha ha ha. I didn't know anyone older than highschool age used that term.

    But yeah, Tim Armstrong (from Rancid, not from TDPRI) found out Brody (his wife) was hooking up with Josh from a Rolling Stone picture shoot. Nice...
     
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    Here's my own contribution to Desert Rock by the way. Since there seems to be no real genre rules (I've heard roots blues/bluegrassy stuff, stoner/sludge metal, and psychedelic hard groove rock all labeled "Desert Rock").

    Kinda Morrison by way of Idol:

     
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    Kyuss and early QOTSA where on blast years ago when drugs still seemed so rock n roll. Desert rock, idgafos (to one-up getbent with his 'cucked') what that means, but as a desert dweller myself, I guess it makes sense. AZ is more and more just an extension of SooooCal, right? :rolleyes:

    Time for the yearly QOTSA post..

     
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    man, if I got personalized plates... it would be idgafos! that is awesome!
     
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    Big fan of doom/sludge/stoner metal and heavy rock. I'll have to check it out

    This is another good one..

     
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    Dude I am DEFINITELY watching this tonight :D Thanks!
     
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    Okay I am only 20 minutes into this and I already feel like I am learning a lot more about the music than from "Lo Sound," which was way lighter on the history despite its better camerawork. Can't thank you enough for the recommendation.

    *Also, there is a bit of overlap between the two - even some of the same footage - which is interesting to notice.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the heads up on these docs, never heard of them, but I'm going to have to check both of them out.
    Big QOTSA fan here.
     
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    Worth it just for the Matt Pike interview footage alone. Also introduced me to Dead Meadow and Sunn O))).

    “Sometimes a riff is so good, you just wanna hear it over and over and over.”
     
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    Indeed. I downloaded Sir Lord Baltimore's album "Kingdom Come" after hearing it on the documentary. I'm glad they mentioned Pentagram too - those guys sailed under the radar big time.

    Finding out the story behind Sleep's song Jerusalem and the issues with their label and the song's delayed release answered a lot of questions for me. I had listened to parts of the song before and just thought, "WTF is this all about???" but now I can kind of see their mindset behind it.
     
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