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Old 08-07-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
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Best Rock Documentary

What do you think is the best rock ducumentary ever made? I think Stop Making Sense, which features the talking heads is the best. Let it be, which is about the beatles would be second.
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Spinal Tap- This is Spinal Tap.
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Yeah, if you love band x, whatever documentary about that band is going to be your favorite. As a movie that gives you insight into making it as a rock band, or at least trying to, nothing I've seen can touch Dig!
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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - Wilco
The Last Waltz - The Band
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Yeah, if you love band x, whatever documentary about that band is going to be your favorite.
Not necessarily. Sometimes a great documentary can turn you into a fan. I know a lot of people who were not Wilco fans until they saw the documentary, and a lot of people who watch the Last Waltz might never even buy a record by The Band but could still appreciate it as an incredible piece of rock and roll history.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones. I couldn't care less about the Stones after the mid-70s but that is one fantastic documentary.
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The Last Waltz - The Band
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.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones. I couldn't care less about the Stones after the mid-70s but that is one fantastic documentary.

Ditto here too!
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no contest. best rockumentary ever.
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I love the Beatles Anthhologies.
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Also, Imagine-love that documentary.
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Also, Imagine-love that documentary.
imagine was weird. especially don't count the waves At least most of the music was good.
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no contest. best rockumentary ever.
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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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