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  • javis el errantejavis el errante Buenos AiresPosts: 5,745
    crowes74 wrote:
    Lots of good choices mentioned, I'll second Dig! . Shows the underside of music business .

    Also highly recommended 'secret to a happy ending','pj20', and 'running down a dream'. The petty one is an all nighter, but still a great watch.

    Dig! is amazing, and funny too... never heard of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, great music, and The Dandy Warhols were/are pretty cool, I thought just the opposite about them, I remember the LaChapelle video, that video sucked, and I didn't like the song, but I had the chance to listen to other songs from that film and they were pretty good... I have to say that Courtney Taylor was right about the LaChapelle video issue...
    ... I am not in the business of being liked anymore ...

  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,522
    Bumping a dusty thread. Watching A Skin, A Night. (Completely jazzed about getting The National Homecoming tickets today.) 

    Watched anything good lately? 

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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,040
    Chasing Trane - On Netflix about John Coltrane
    Long Time Running - Netflix....The Tragically Hip's last tour

    ....both are excellent!!!
    Pine Knob Music Theatre - Jul 31, 1992 Crisler Arena - Mar 20, 1994
    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,342
    A lot of good ones out there with the rise of Netflix and other streaming services

    Hired Guns
    I’ll Be Me
    History of the Eagles
    Wrecking Crew

    The Hip one is very good. Not a fan, but interesting to see how they managed. Watching bits of the live stream of their last show was an emotional experience.

    A second It Might Get Loud is getting rolling. Haven’t heard any names or eta, but one to keep an eye out for.
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,522
    We're big Sam Dunn fans.  
    Rush:  Beyond the Lighted Stage
    Iron Maiden:  Flight 666
    Global Metal
    Metal:  A Headbanger's Journey

    He also did Metal Evolution.  We've spent many hours watching that. 

    Not a Sam thing, but I also love loudQUIETloud (Pixies) and just received the R.E.M. BY MTV blu-ray for Christmas. (Just watched it on NYE.)  We also watched Time Stands Still (Rush) on NYE, but I have a love for BTLStage a bit more.  

    My husband, a death metal guy, is a big rock doc guy.  
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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 1,749
    The L7 doc is on Hulu 
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 3,930
    edited January 7
    The newish one  on the Eagles

    The mother Love Bone one was amazing

    Loved a year and a half in the line and some kind of monster by Tallica

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,050
    I got a couple Music documentaries at Christmas, both of which are outstanding!
    "American Epic".  Well titled.  It is epic!


    And this awesome set:


    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,050
    Chasing Trane - On Netflix about John Coltrane
    Long Time Running - Netflix....The Tragically Hip's last tour

    ....both are excellent!!!
    I haven't seen the Trane video yet.  Definitely on m list!  The Hip show sounds great too, though I'm guessing rather sad as well.
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,342
    Forgot to mention American Epic. That’s a great one. 
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 18,424
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,040
    brianlux said:
    Chasing Trane - On Netflix about John Coltrane
    Long Time Running - Netflix....The Tragically Hip's last tour

    ....both are excellent!!!
    I haven't seen the Trane video yet.  Definitely on m list!  The Hip show sounds great too, though I'm guessing rather sad as well.
    Yes, very sad.  But amazing as well, a great tribute to Gord's spirit.  I teared up many times.
    Pine Knob Music Theatre - Jul 31, 1992 Crisler Arena - Mar 20, 1994
    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • GB281198GB281198 VirginiaPosts: 90
    This is a good one to check out
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,461
    A Band Called Death - It's about these guys in the earliesh 70s that made a punk album, but it predates the punk explosion.  They recorded it, couldn't get signed, and it got shelved.  They self release a 45 and that's it.   The documentary is more about the guys, what happened to them etc.... and what led to people discovering the music.

    Searching for Sugarman - It's about a guy that made an album, nothing happened to it, and he spent his life doing construction.    It turns the album was megahuge in South Africa, and the movieis about them trying to find out what happened to Rodriguez.    It's pretty awesome.

    Other Docs:

    Runnin Down a Dream (Tom Petty doc)
    It Might Get Loud (doc with Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White)
    PJ20
    Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways Miniseries is super awesome (they go to different cities in North America, and you get a doc on the music there and it's history)
    Foo Fighters - Back and Forth

    I'm sure I could think of more.  Those first two are amazing.. especially considering nobody is familiar with the musicians in them.
  • Miss.SnowdropMiss.Snowdrop ScotlandPosts: 83
    My favourite music documentaries are "Searching for Sugar-man" (story of Rodriguez) and "Not Dead Yet" (About guitarist Jason Becker, who has ALS and is still composing music even though all he can move is his eyes) 
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,522

    Forgot about this one. 
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 18,424
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 18,424

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 22,050
    brianlux said:
    Chasing Trane - On Netflix about John Coltrane
    Long Time Running - Netflix....The Tragically Hip's last tour

    ....both are excellent!!!
    I haven't seen the Trane video yet.  Definitely on m list!  The Hip show sounds great too, though I'm guessing rather sad as well.
    Yes, very sad.  But amazing as well, a great tribute to Gord's spirit.  I teared up many times.
    I will check it our, for sure.
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.
  • offhegoes32offhegoes32 Posts: 341
    I love Searching for Sugarman, as others have mentioned.  There is a new David Bowie one on HBO tonight, called the Last Five Years.  Hoping it's good.

    I can't believe I missed/have never heard of the Mother Love Bone/Andrew Wood one others have mentioned.  Trying to find it, is it called Malfunkshun?  Anyone know the best place to see it now?
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  • KH71368KH71368 FloridaPosts: 63

    Defiant Ones about Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre is an amazing documentary on HBO. 

  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 18,424
    offhegoes32 said: Trying to find it, is it called Malfunkshun?
    Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story is a 2005 documentary film based on the life of Andrew Wood, singer/songwriter for the Seattle-based alternative rock bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. The film includes interviews with fellow Seattle musicians and friends such as Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Jeff Ament, and Stone Gossard.
    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 6,522
    I forgot about Ben Folds and WASO: Live in Perth. So good!
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,040
    Eric Clapton - A Life In 12 Bars (Showtime doc)  I learned a lot, kinda long, but overall very good. There's a ton of old footage.  I'm surprised he survived his drug and alcohol addictions.
    Pine Knob Music Theatre - Jul 31, 1992 Crisler Arena - Mar 20, 1994
    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 18,424

    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


    Sep 30, 2006 - OAKA Sports Hall - Athens, Greece
    Jul 11, 2014 - Milton Keynes Bowl - Milton Keynes, UK
  • SmallestOceansSmallestOceans Posts: 11,008
    I recently finished up Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago. I thought it was well done. You'd like it if you know any of the music of the band, Chicago. It's on Netflix.
    Worcester1 13, Worcester2 13, Hartford 13, San Diego 13, Los Angeles1 13, Los Angeles2 13
    Trieste 14, Vienna 14, Gdynia 14, Leeds 14, Milton Keynes 14, Denver 14
    Central Park 15
    Fort Lauderdale 16, Miami 16, Tampa 16, Jacksonville 16, Greenville 16, Hampton 16, Columbia 16, Lexington 16, Philly1 16, Philly2 16, NYC1 16, NYC2 16, Quebec City 16, Ottawa 16, Toronto1 16, Toronto2 16, Fenway1 16, Fenway2 16, Wrigley1 16, Wrigley2 16


  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,040
    ^^^^^^^ I've been meaning to watch that.  Also, this one: Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience (2017)
    Pine Knob Music Theatre - Jul 31, 1992 Crisler Arena - Mar 20, 1994
    Summerfest - Jul 09, 1995*Savage Hall - Sep 22, 1996The Palace of Auburn Hills-Aug 23, 1998 Breslin Center- Aug 18, 1998,The Palace of Auburn Hills-Oct 07, 2000 DTE Energy Theatre-Jun5,2003,DTE Energy Music Theatre - Jun 26, 2003Sports Arena - Oct 02, 2004 Van Andel Arena - May 19, 2006Palace of Auburn Hills-May 22, 2006 Quicken Loans Arena-May 09, 2010
    10-16-2014 Detroit
  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,235
    Monterey pop?!?!?
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