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    Default The Best Rockumentaries

    a family member has got into music and wants to watch documentaries about cool music

    and it struck me that while there are good fiction films (spinal tap, the harder they come, rockers, quadrophenia, a hard day's night, performance etc) there aren't many bonafide classic (especially period) documentaries about rock

    not thinking (or googling) deeply i came up with

    dylan - don't look back...
    the great "britannia" series (folk etc)
    sympathy for the devil (though i never saw it...)
    julian temple's strummer doc was alright

    woodstock i always dismissed as a bit shit
    the last waltz seems like it must be really boring

    SUGGESTIONS PLEASE

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    theres another thread about this. i suggested music is the weapon about fela kuti

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    aw fanks gents

    ‘The Filth and the Fury’ (2000)
    ‘The Kids Are Alright’ (1979)
    ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ (1981)
    ‘Stop Making Sense’ (1984)
    ‘Gimme Shelter’ (1970)

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    The BBC stuff is all generally good - these should link to playlists when you click.




    Tons of other shit on youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...AE1E1E9FDDF981

    Noisey have done some good mini-docs

    https://www.youtube.com/user/noisey/...able_polymer=1

    I often just search YT for music documentary and listen while Im cleaning/gardening/decorating. Ive rinsed most of the stuff up there, even 'behind the music'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew View Post

    SUGGESTIONS PLEASE
    D.O.A (the Sex Pistols doc). Sure I've banged on about this one before, but so many great moments on this. Also lots of '70s London footage that captures just how grimey the place was.

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    Temple's one on Dr Feelgood and Canvey Island is really good

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    Bit off topic but they might enjoy Julien Temple's London, The Modern Babylon.

    Whole fillum here:

    http://www.documentarymania.com/play...dern%20Babylon

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    The BBC stuff is all generally good
    yes. they have nuff archive material.

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    'Supersonic'

    some people's idea of hell but for me

    liam and noel dropping f bombs for two hours and shitting on damon albarn

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    Probs on one of the other threads but remember enjoying this one - we jam econo


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    Somebody recently made a documentary about the, uh, famous New Wave of New Wave bands S*M*A*S*H and These Animal Men. Haven't seen it, but it sounds a hoot.

    I recommend the Spandua Ballet documentary 'Soul Boys of the Western World', it is hilarious.

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    Ha ha, found it! This does look hysterical though. Would love to see it.

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    I can hear Simon Price there saying, "a year later everyone was dressing like that."

    Yeah those bands were a dreadful cog in the chain that ended in Blur vs Oasis. Destroyed the British musical 90s.

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