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Old 08-07-2005, 11:08 PM   #16
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I love this movie, but I can't watch it the same way after reading Levon Helm's book This Wheel's on Fire. He has some insight into Robbie that changes everything.
Can you explain? I'm curious.
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Yeah, Spinal Tap is hilarious no matter how many times you watch it and a lot of bands your indifferent to can make you a fan through their documentaries.

But those bands either were invented for comedic purposes or were well known at the time they made those documentaries. If you want to get an idea what a band has to do to get from indie to major label success, watch Dig! If you want to see "killing your inspiration and singing about the grief" in action, watch Dig!

Somebody please rent,borrow,buy or steal this movie. You can come back here and tell me how much it sucked afterwards.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
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Can you explain? I'm curious.
According to Levon, the whole "farewell" thing was Robbie's idea; the rest of the band wasn't too keen on quitting. Also, Robbie was able to get the writing credit on the Band's songs, when in reality, they all wrote the songs together. This enabled him to make shitloads of money, while the rest of the band had some pretty serious individual financial difficulties.
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According to Levon, the whole "farewell" thing was Robbie's idea; the rest of the band wasn't too keen on quitting. Also, Robbie was able to get the writing credit on the Band's songs, when in reality, they all wrote the songs together. This enabled him to make shitloads of money, while the rest of the band had some pretty serious individual financial difficulties.
Thanks, Martha. I first became interested in Robbie after U2 worked with him on his solo album back in the 80's. That is new information to me and certainly paints an unflattering picture of him.
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Thanks, Martha. I first became interested in Robbie after U2 worked with him on his solo album back in the 80's. That is new information to me and certainly paints an unflattering picture of him.
Remember, 2 sides to every story.
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Remember, 2 sides to every story.
That's what I was thinking. I haven't read Levon Helm's book but the bad blood between Helm and Robertson is legendary and I'm sure both sides are like night and day (much like a recent dispute I've had with a friend, lol). I know Robertson has gotten the lion's share of the songwriting credit but judging by his solo work, he probably deserved it. Anyway, it's sad things ended ugly for them but for me it doesn't take away from the magic the film captured. Or maybe ignorance was bliss...
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Remember, 2 sides to every story.
I didn't mean to imply that I was judging Robbie in a negative light. If true, it's unfortunate their relationship soured the way it has. And there are usually more than two sides to every story.
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I know there are two sides to the story, and the entire book isn't about Robbie. In fact, Levon only gets negative about Robbie when the Band starts to end. It has colored the way I look at The Last Waltz, though.

The book also has some fascinating parts about Dylan and his first few electric concerts.
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It has colored the way I look at The Last Waltz, though.
Understandably so...just knowing there was conflict behind the scenes.
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I haven't watched all of them so I don't know which is the best but I know that Metallica's Some Kind Of Monster has to be one of the best!
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easy choice. that rockumentary rocked so hard!
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