DVD Reviews

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me


Near the beginning of the documentary film Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me rock critic Lester Bangs equates Memphis rock band Big Star with The Beatles. At the time of his comment, a 1970s interview, ...

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The Rolling Stones- Charlie Is My Darling


As The Rolling Stones evolved from blues purists and made a concerted attempt to commercialize themselves for the pop market, their manager Andrew Loog Oldham posited them as bad boy alternatives to the cuddly mop-tops ...

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Graham Parker & The Rumour: Live at Rockpalast 1978+1980


During their original alliance, Graham Parker and The Rumour never released a live album that accurately represented how powerful they sounded in concert (the execrable The  Parkerilla is only worth mentioning as an aside. These ...

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Electric Hot Tuna: Jormas 70th Birthday Celebration


A constant stream of guest musicians, planned or spontaneous, usually doesn't lend itself to generating any discernible momentum during a concert as each successive unit invariably begins to gather individual steam with the entrance of ...

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The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68


The Doors video of their 1968 Hollywood Bowl performance has been available before in various formats before, but never in so comprehensive and sophisticated a package as this. The entire concert is included here as ...

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The Beach Boys: The Beach Boys 50 – Live In Concert


Considering they are both first cousins, Brian Wilson and Mike Love hold a rockier relationship than the NRA and Piers Morgan.   Forget the past lawsuits and nasty comments between the two, Love was already booking ...

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Phish – Star Lake 98 DVD, The Palace of Auburn Hills 12/6/97


Star Lake 98 DVD demonstrates the quartet's unconventional approach and surprising cover selections to reach maximum impact, while The Palace of Auburn Hills recording offers a reminder of the spectacular prowess and patient swagger of ...

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Shut Up And Play The Hits: The Very Loud Ending of LCD Soundsystem


Shut and Play the Hits serves as The Band’s Last Waltz for a certain postmodern generation, one that understands and can appreciate the assimilation of multiple influences. It is also as much a testament to ...

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The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman


Because “Mr. Mojo Risin'” is an anagram for vocalist Jim Morrison’s name, it’s mislabeling of a sort to attach it as the title for this DVD.  Virtually all the content focuses on the music of ...

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JJ Grey & Mofro: Brighter Days


The DVD portion of JJ Grey & MoFro’s Brighter Days is more than just a concert video. It is a combination travelogue and biography that illustrates the frontman’s roots so vividly, the impact of the ...

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