Documentaries / Movies recommendations

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  1. go49ners

    go49ners Senior Stratmaster

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    Saw a post about the Sound City documentary and wanted to see what others recommend. I always enjoy a good music documentary or movie...

    Anyone have any recommendations?

    Edit: does not have to be a documentary, just anything us guitar crazies would enjoy.
     
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    There's a lot of cool music documentaries on Netflix instant streaming.. Some good ones I recently watched:

    1. Rory Ghallager: Ghost Blues
    2. The making of black sabbaths 'paranoid'
    3. Crossroads festival 2011
    4. Isaac Hayes live at Montreux '83

    There's a bunch of cool ones, just gotta do a search

    www.bigoldirtybucket.com - Beantown funk!
     
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    I enjoyed the nirvana nevermind documentary, pretty cool behind the scenes
     
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    Pink floyd echo's Live in Pompeii
     
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    Off the top of my head, a couple I really like are...

    Pink Floyd - The Story of Wish You Were Here
    Foo Fighters - Back and Forth
    It Might Get Loud
    Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World
     
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    +1 Back and Forth
     
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    Sound City.
     
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    Any of the BBC "Classic Albums" series is worth a watch.
     
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    Cadillac records is a cool movie.BET has been running it all weekend.
     
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    Agreed. The one on Paul Simon's Graceland was particularly good.
     
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    The Dr Feelgood Oil City Confidential DVD attracted good reviews, though I haven't caught it myself yet.
     
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    Oh yeah, it was. That's such a great album. Good interviews with Paul Simon in that one.
     
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    +1s for Sound City and It Might Get Loud

    Gilmour live at the Royal Albert Hall also
     
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    Standing In the Shadows of Motown is a must see.

    The Eagles documentary is a must see.

    Thunder Soul. Very inspirational.

    And anything to do with Fillmore, Winterland, Avalon Ballroom, and the sixties SF scene.

    There are lots of full concerts on YT. "Just pick a place and go.";)

    The Grateful Dead have one video of a New Year gig, I believe, that is 3:54:00 long. I couldn't remember the seconds.
     
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    Yes, that's excellent.

    The BBC generally do great documentaries about musicians. I remember that when both Johnny Cash & Ray Charles died, the BBC 1 hour obituary programmes were spot-on, they were balanced & they covered the artists strengths & weaknesses rather than just gush on about their genius for 60 minutes. In fact I wish I had saved them somewhere.

    Does anyone recall a documentary shown on UK TV many years ago (early 1980s?) about Rockpile - Dave Edmunds & Nick Lowe's band? There was a great scene when Albert Lee was overdubbing his solos onto Sweet Little Lisa. And Nick Lowe was both drunk & amusing - something lots of people fail to manage! I have never seen it repeated, but I would love to see it again.
     
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    Definitely. Excellent. 8)
     
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    If they had made it to four hours, they might have had time to do a second song......

    ;)
     
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    Hail Hail Rock n Roll is awesome. I never expected to feel so sorry for Keith Richards!
     
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    True. They did do an encore, though.:D

    Today, I'd need a Porta Potty just off stage to do a gig that long without a break. Within wireless range, of course.
     
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    There was also a very good documentary on Slade shown here in the UK a few weeks back, with some very funny stories (mostly involving Dave Hill - why doesn't that surprise me?) and also some poignant episodes regarding illness and a car crash. What came across really strongly was their ability to write good songs and also, of course, the incredible Noddy Holder voice.