Posted in movies | music on September 25, 2007

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?



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U2 Elevation DVD
Depeche Mode 101
Muse Glastonbury

Posted by Anonymous | 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.

Posted by Robert | 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

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 9:43 AM

R.E.M. - Tour
Pearl Jam - Live at Showbox
Shock Radar - Virtualive 2007

Posted by Winston | September 25, 2007 9:46 AM

this is spinal tap :)
meeting people is easy [radiohead]

Posted by Anonymous | 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!

Posted by schlep | September 25, 2007 9:50 AM

the minutemen dvd that came out on plexifilm a while back. fantastic.

Posted by jason | September 25, 2007 9:52 AM

oops - Actually better quality 'Mares Nest' excerpts if you look up 'Cardiacs 1990'

Posted by schlep | 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!

Posted by dirty dish cloth | September 25, 2007 9:57 AM

Spinal Tap.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 10:05 AM

Radiohead - Meeting People Is Easy

Posted by Jason | September 25, 2007 10:09 AM

loudQUIETloud, fer sure.

Posted by debya | 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.

Posted by BTH | September 25, 2007 10:37 AM

The best music DVD of all time is, without a doubt, NewOrderStory (featuring New Order, naturally).

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 10:39 AM


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Posted by Anonymous | 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.

Posted by Kurt C. | September 25, 2007 10:46 AM

Yanni -- Live at the Acropolis

Posted by MusicSnobbery | September 25, 2007 10:50 AM

Be Here to Love Me: Townes Van Zandt

Posted by Tovah | 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.

Posted by Camp Tiger Claw | September 25, 2007 10:57 AM

Spice World

Posted by Matt | 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!!

Posted by Murph | September 25, 2007 11:09 AM

Gimme Shelter hands down

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 11:18 AM

Dig! (!)

Posted by uncontrolled substance | September 25, 2007 11:24 AM

I'm not clicking through 25 pages, so I'm just going to say "If I Should Fall from Grace - The Shane MacGowan Story"

Worth it for the teeth alone.

Posted by Tim | September 25, 2007 11:45 AM

How is Spinal Tap NOT on that list???
I'm outraged!

Posted by 11 | September 25, 2007 11:51 AM

Putting Spinal Tap on a list that already has Some Kind of Monster would be redundant.

Posted by Will | September 25, 2007 12:50 PM

Spinal Tap definitely deserves a spot in the top 5.

The Wall

Punk Attitude

Another State of Mind

Rock and Roll Highschool

From Kelly to Justin (or is it From Justin to KellY?)

Posted by 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.

Posted by Miguel | September 25, 2007 1:03 PM

24 Hour Party People

Posted by josh | September 25, 2007 1:03 PM

Where is Don't Look Back?

Dylan patronizing Donovan has got to be worthy of top 25.

Posted by Nate | September 25, 2007 1:09 PM

Stop making sense is best ever!

Posted by s | September 25, 2007 1:28 PM

I'm not clicking through 25 pages either. What about "Neil Young: Heart of Gold"?

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2007 1:43 PM

the mars volta dvd that hasnt been released

Posted by fuck webster hall | September 25, 2007 2:06 PM

disco biscuits camp bisco iv totally owns my face

Posted by phan | 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.

Posted by Anonymous | 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.

Posted by phillip | September 25, 2007 2:33 PM


Posted by Anonymous | 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.

Posted by Anonymous | 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.

Posted by Matt | September 25, 2007 3:50 PM

Seriously....The Fearless Freaks. I vote that times infinity.

Posted by shandy | 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

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2007 12:35 AM

Westway To The World: The Story Of The Clash.


Posted by 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.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2007 1:13 AM

fearless freaks
don't look back

Posted by cubiczerconia | September 26, 2007 7:16 PM

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