Musician interviews, documenaries...

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  1. Martinp

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    I watched a very nice documentary called "Rock Steady Reunion" it was about a reunion show with the Jamaican players from back then. very impressive, these guys are older than the Stones, and they were really bringing it, and in 4 part harmony
     
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    I always enjoyed those Behind the Music features on different bands, I think used to be on VH-1. Interestingly, some of the ones that I liked the best were about bands I really didn’t care for. I’ve seen some of them come up on YouTube.
     
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    I’m a big fan of many of the ones mentioned. I’d like to add a couple of others.

    Nothing Can Stop Me — great Big Star documentary

    Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel — this is tough to find, but a nice telling of the southern gothic that was GP’s life. Includes a few performance clips.

    Rolling Stones 25x5 — released in the late 80s to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. I personally think it was superior to Crossfire Hurricane. Hard to find these days.
     
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    A handful more:

    - I am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco (covers the making of their album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
    - David Crosby: Remember My Name (lots of overlap with Echo in the Canyon, but it takes an impressively frank look at what a jerk Crosby was)
    - Westway to the World (A film about the Clash)
    - Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten (covers Strummer's post-clash career nicely)
    - No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (Directed by Scorsese, goes from boyhood to 1966; the concert footage is incredible and earns all its 3.5 hours. I was pleasantly surprised to see it's currently on Netflix)
    - Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements (I liked this movie but I know other Replacements fans who didn't; they intentionally have no music whatsoever in the film, and it doesn't interview the Replacements themselves. But they reconstruct the band's story through interviews with fans and other musicians, which I loved as a 'mats fan)
     
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    Enjoy

     
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    I'm really into Frank Zappa and have seen almost everything he made or that has been made about him, I think. This one is one of the better ones. It has kind of a Robert Altman structure, weaving together 3 stories of different people whose paths crossed at Zappa's ill fated concert in Palermo Sicily. It was obviously sanctioned by his family and contains footage of their relatively recent journey back to Palermo to locate some long lost relatives.

    https://tubitv.com/movies/486690/summer_82_when_zappa_came_to_sicily
     
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    I'm not into this style of music, but this doco of an Aussie indie band trying to string a European tour together is a great watch
     
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    Another in the category of "difficult music but great doco"
     
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    I love the Psychos, love their music and it is a great doco for sure.
     
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    On the subject of Aussie docos, I like the Roland S Howard one as well.

     
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    I must check that one out!
     
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    I absolutely love these films & the musicians in them, so joyful and awe-inspiring. Taraf De Haidouks forever!








     
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    Yes to this. It was the same with the George Harrison doc, the Dylan Doc (No Direction Home). Great documentary but really poor editing. Could have easily been distilled down by say 30 minutes or so.
     
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    That is the bane of music documentaries. I wanted to like this doc but just couldn't get into it because it really wasn't very informative, had no band interviews and didn't really feature their music. This band deserves better.
     
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    I watched the 'life of Riley' BB King film last week, what an inspiring guy both on and off stage. Loved it when he said " the sound in my head is never the same as I play" good too hear it's not just us lesser mortals
     
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    I got the DVD from the local library.
     
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