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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Favorite Live Concert Movies [Rock Films Part 5]

The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Circus side show acts meets legendary rock performances. It was originally supposed to air when it was filmed in 1968 but the Rolling Stones didn't release it. A lot of rumors went around as to why it took so long, but at least it as finally released in 1996. Most speculate it was because The Who upstaged The Rolling Stones. The audience members are completely stoned and surrounded in tent like ponchos. Performances by Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, The Dirty Mac, and some of the best Stones and Who sets you'll ever see.

Woodstock by Michael Wadleigh
Woodstock by Michael Wadleigh
Has the best and most legendary rock performances all in one place. This documentary is pivotal for anyone interested in classic rock. Famous footage of free loving concert goers coupled with amazing live performances. A historic all access view to the counterculture movement and the music that influenced it.

Stop making sense by Jonathan Demme
Stop making sense by Jonathan Demme
This concert begins simply with David Byrne, an acoustic guitar and a boom box. "Psycho Killer" transitions from one song to the next at the concert gets set up. With each song comes another band member or musician until the stage is literally full of instruments and artists. SMS is an immersive visual experience that gradually draws you in. I consider this one to be an essential concert movie you gotta see.

Live Aid by Bob Geldof
Live Aid by Bob Geldof
Performances from the famed music festival, Live Aid. This epic concert movie was filmed from several venues all over the globe and packed with legendary musicians. So much star power and such great collaborations of rock artists. Live Aid has it all, not to mention my favorite show stoppers...Queen! 

Peter Gabriel: Back to Front - Live in London by Hamish Hamilton
Peter Gabriel: Back to Front - Live in London by Hamish Hamilton
A friend introduced me to this concert dvd and it blew my mind and ended up cementing itself in my memory. From backstage and behind the scenes to the gorgeous eye candy of the live show; this is the most visually stunning live concert I have ever seen. Peter Gabriel's soulful voice and music pair perfectly with the emerging stage set.

Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture by D.A. Pennebaker
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture by D.A. Pennebaker
Critical to see, because it is literally the last day of Ziggy Stardust's life. "Not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do. Thank you." Many in the audience believed that Bowie himself was retiring. Lots of great footage of glammed out Ziggy fans entranced by this rock super star. All of Bowie's best outfits and most famous make up. Great footage of him miming. Special guest appearance by Ringo Starr, who joins him backstage between acts.

Please note: If you have a question about any of these movies, or would like to add more to the list, feel free to contact me -or- join in the conversation on my facebook page. We love talking about this stuff!

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