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This list (though annoying because you have to view 25 pages to read the whole list) caught my attention because I can never decide what movie to rent. What did Rolling Stone miss?
U2 Elevation DVD
Depeche Mode 101
September 25, 2007 9:39 AM
For my money, the best music DVD I own is the Beastie Boys Video Anthology. There's a reason the Criterion Collection put it out - it's amazing.
September 25, 2007 9:42 AM
the Meg White Sex tape
actually the zeppelin multi disc set released a few years ago is quite amazing..same goes for the stone roses collection if you can play region 2
September 25, 2007 9:43 AM
R.E.M. - Tour
Pearl Jam - Live at Showbox
Shock Radar - Virtualive 2007
September 25, 2007 9:46 AM
this is spinal tap :)
meeting people is easy [radiohead]
September 25, 2007 9:48 AM
Cardiacs "All That Glitters Is a Mare's Nest" 1990
One of the maddest, high energy concerts ever filmed. Currently unavailable but you can see excerpts on YouTube. Search for Cardiacs - Mare's Nest, go on, do it!
September 25, 2007 9:50 AM
the minutemen dvd that came out on plexifilm a while back. fantastic.
September 25, 2007 9:52 AM
oops - Actually better quality 'Mares Nest' excerpts if you look up 'Cardiacs 1990'
September 25, 2007 9:57 AM
"I-man serve Selassie I continually. No matter what the weak heart say. And I know that I & I is like a tree, plant by the river of water, and not even the dog that piss against the wall of Babylon shall escape this judgment. For I & I know that all of the youth shall witness the day that Babylon shall fall!"
We Jam Econo!
Over the Edge!
dirty dish cloth |
September 25, 2007 9:57 AM
September 25, 2007 10:05 AM
Radiohead - Meeting People Is Easy
September 25, 2007 10:09 AM
loudQUIETloud, fer sure.
September 25, 2007 10:13 AM
If they want to "represent" Nirvana, they would have been better off including "1991 the year punk broke." A far superior document of the times and music.
September 25, 2007 10:37 AM
The best music DVD of all time is, without a doubt, NewOrderStory (featuring New Order, naturally).
September 25, 2007 10:39 AM
September 25, 2007 10:40 AM
AMEN TO INSTRUMENT!
September 25, 2007 10:45 AM
I am Trying to break Your Heart
Depeche Mode 101
Festival Express - This one is worth it just to see the Dead and Janis Joplin all f'd up and singing together on the train. Great movie.
Kurt C. |
September 25, 2007 10:46 AM
Yanni -- Live at the Acropolis
September 25, 2007 10:50 AM
Be Here to Love Me: Townes Van Zandt
September 25, 2007 10:55 AM
Wouldn't expect it to make the list because it's kind of a fans only deal, but "The Electrifying Conclusion" DVD of the last GBV show, is rad as hell.
Camp Tiger Claw |
September 25, 2007 10:57 AM
September 25, 2007 11:08 AM
John Lennon- "Imagine"- it's AWESOME watching Lennon and G. Harrisson working out music for Lennon's new tunes.... also, watching John in the booth belting out "Gimme Some Truth" is amazing.
Stones- "Rock and Roll Circus" It's great to see so many hippies tripped out of their mind, dressed like fools, and to see Keith Richards playing bass while Lennon sings and Clapton on guitar is owrth it alone... until Yoko comes up and starts screaming her ehad off!
"The Decline of Western Civilization"- awesome documentary on LA's early 80's punk scene
Pink Floyd- "Live at Pompeii" A band with full stage set-up, playing in a decrepit amphitheatre to an audience of, I don't know, 8 people? Plus, great footage of the boys in Abbey road recording Dar Side.
9:57- Great call on "Rockers", that is a sick movie!!
I can't believe they put the Metallica movie on there.... they were such a bunch of crybabies in that flick!!
September 25, 2007 11:09 AM
Gimme Shelter hands down
September 25, 2007 11:18 AM
uncontrolled substance |
September 25, 2007 11:24 AM
I'm not clicking through 25 rollingstone.com pages, so I'm just going to say "If I Should Fall from Grace - The Shane MacGowan Story"
Worth it for the teeth alone.
September 25, 2007 11:45 AM
How is Spinal Tap NOT on that list???
September 25, 2007 11:51 AM
Putting Spinal Tap on a list that already has Some Kind of Monster would be redundant.
September 25, 2007 12:50 PM
Spinal Tap definitely deserves a spot in the top 5.
Another State of Mind
Rock and Roll Highschool
From Kelly to Justin (or is it From Justin to KellY?)
Bucky Schwartz |
September 25, 2007 12:51 PM
Heartworn Highways is incredible. Amazing footage of a bunch of texas musicians including a young and cute steve earle (before he turned into a surly pompous buffoon) and rodney crowell hanging around boozing and singing at Guy Clark's Christmas dinner table, Townes Van Zandt making his old black cowpoke neighbor cry singing "waiting round to die" and David Allan Coe rocking out at a prison show.
September 25, 2007 1:03 PM
24 Hour Party People
September 25, 2007 1:03 PM
Where is Don't Look Back?
Dylan patronizing Donovan has got to be worthy of top 25.
September 25, 2007 1:09 PM
Stop making sense is best ever!
September 25, 2007 1:28 PM
I'm not clicking through 25 pages either. What about "Neil Young: Heart of Gold"?
September 25, 2007 1:43 PM
the mars volta dvd that hasnt been released
fuck webster hall |
September 25, 2007 2:06 PM
disco biscuits camp bisco iv totally owns my face
September 25, 2007 2:13 PM
Come on! Rolling Stone is so annoying with their lists.
Not on the list:
Don't Look Back (wha!?)
The Fearless Freaks
Meeting People is Easy
Has anyone actually seen "Gimme Shelter?" Can you honestly tell me that it's better than "Don't Look Back?"
Maybe 24 Hour Party People or Spinal Tap don't count because they are fictional. But then... Purple Rain??
Ugh. Rolling Stone. Ugh.
September 25, 2007 2:16 PM
wattstax. hell, the bar kays doing "son of shaft" in front of 100,000 folks at the LA coliseum might be the best 5 minutes of live footage ever.
September 25, 2007 2:33 PM
September 25, 2007 3:03 PM
Gimme Shelter is a masterpiece and sign of the times. First, the way it’s filmed with the band members looking at the documentary tour / San Francisco events with you is great. Second, it’s then end of the 60s and flower power. It’s like a road trip from East to West coast that ends with a huge crash because you were daydreaming and not paying attention to the road. It’s idealistic. Also, if you like them or not this is the Rolling Stones in their prime.
September 25, 2007 3:36 PM
"Has anyone actually seen Gimme Shelter?"
Seriously?! I'm actually shocked that it's not #1!!! It certainly deserves to be!
And then Spice World, of course.
September 25, 2007 3:50 PM
Seriously....The Fearless Freaks. I vote that times infinity.
September 25, 2007 4:49 PM
I second the guy who said Punk: Attitude.
Also : Half Japanese: The Band that Would Be King. forget thats its a music doc, its simply one of the best documentaries Ive ever seen.
and where was We Jam Econo: Story of the Minutemen? another great movie
and another great one: New York Doll- story of Arthur "Killer" Kane
all of these are arguable better then the punk movies they picked.
also i think they missed Jazz on a Summers Day, Newport Jazz fest movie from 1959 which is considered a classic.
and what else- where was Tonight Lets All Make Love in London (the peter whitehead movie that just screened for 3 months at Whitney summer of love exhibit? and what about Andy Warhols Velvet Underground and Nico movie? so many movies which are in my opinion better than some of the RS picks
September 26, 2007 12:35 AM
Westway To The World: The Story Of The Clash.
The only band that matters |
September 26, 2007 12:46 AM
Fearless freaks yes yes yes!
RS fucked up with that list, covering all the bases in a wrong way. And I think no question about it, Woodstock should have been number 1. Last Waltz. while good, i think was just too antiseptic/edited/post produced. with some the performances that were shot later (we can only assume, since obviously there is no crowd present).
Woodstock was the cinema verite at its best, and the camerawork, editing, it was just amazing.
September 26, 2007 1:13 AM
don't look back
September 26, 2007 7:16 PM
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