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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 440mhz, Nov 8, 2019.
This is Spinal Tap.
Nothing Can Hurt Me: Big Star
Classic Albums (most all of them)
Rolling Thunder Review/Festival Express (different bands, but both good insider stories about ad hoc tours)
The Last Waltz/The Band Classic Albums (one was Scorsese schlock the other a good deconstruction of The Band. Both very very watchable). As I get older I have to concede that the Last Waltz was not very good, up there with Rattle and Hum and other pointless propaganda flix. But its still watchable.
Anvil: The Story of
Lo Sound Desert (if you've heard of this then you are one of the cool kids. Ha)
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage/Eagles/ Tom Petty Running Down A Dream (really good and informative documentaries on bands that the viewer can feel indifferent about)
The Wrecking Crew
The Kids Are Alright
It Might Get Loud (very watchable)
Living in the Material World: George Harrison
The Fearless Freaks (Flaming Lips doc)
Sound Studio -- I never new how central that studio was to the grung movement and other bands. Wow!
D A Pennebacker - Don't Look Back (I saw this in about 1968 at the ICA, London, sitting behind David Hockney, my one brush with a celebrity.)
Francois-Xavier Dubois - Meeting Charlie Parr
Emma Frantz - Bill Frisell: a portrait
Sound City was a great documentary. It rode a roller coaster through its life, getting huge, being empty, getting huge again, then being empty again. I though it was just a great story that people who don't even like rock music would probably appreciate.
1 was this, with Howard Goodall. I loved it too.
I forgot a few more.
Foo Fighters Back and Forth (just a good story really)
Give Me The Banjo (Steve Martin documentary that was really well done)
Long Strange Trip is a Grateful Dead series that's on Amazon Prime right now. Very good, very long.
Another vote for STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
"Down From The Mountain," Emmylou Harris, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, Alison Krause and Union Station with Jerry Douglas, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Chris Thomas King, The Fairfield Four, et al.
Here's a cut from the documentary: Gillian Welch, David Rawlings on his 1936 Epiphone, Mike Compton on the mandolin, and probably the last recorded footage of John Hartford before he succumbed to cancer.
I'd love to see Heartworn Highways. Anyone know where it might be online? I've seen "Be Here to Love Me" and loved it.
Blinded by the light
Or It might get loud
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?
Absol-frickin'tutely. Thank you so much for bringing this one up....
"It Might Get Loud" with Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White. Nice guitar documentary.
I can't say that I have a favorite, but these are two that I've come back to more than most: Hail, Hail Rock and Roll (Chuck Berry) and MC5 A True Testimonial.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Searching for Sugarman yet.
This has to be on the list...
Here’s the trailer:
A couple not yet mentioned:
I Dream Of Wires
And that Steinway one...
Yeah, that one was good too. Note by Note.
Jeff Beck - Still On The Run
If you’re a fan of country blues
“The blues according to lightnin Hopkins”
Is a pretty decent film
The director Les blank also did a film about Mance lipscomb called
“A well spent life”