Music related documentaries???

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Music related documentaries???

Post by nicklittle » Mon May 18, 2009 9:13 pm

Anyone know of any decent documentaries?? Just watched echo dub and the richie hawtin one. Want some more inspiration.
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by ikeaboy » Mon May 18, 2009 9:23 pm

Watch Anvil! The story of Anvil. That'll affect how you think about being a musician and I'm not being sarcastic and I'm not big into heavy metal.
Modulations is good but dated.
Search for the Amen break doc on youtube - also good, mostly about sampling and copyright.
Pump up the volume - house music documentary

But Anvil may change the way you feel about music or at least have you nodding your head in agreement

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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by outsidesys » Mon May 18, 2009 9:39 pm

High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music (2006)

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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by StinkyPat » Mon May 18, 2009 10:01 pm

Filth & the Fury!!
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by GrooveNinja » Mon May 18, 2009 10:10 pm

This Is Spinal Tap - without a doubt the greatest music documentary ever made.

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Post by nicklittle » Mon May 18, 2009 10:51 pm

ahhhhhhhhh, amazing will check out all the above. Thanks so much.
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by b0unce » Mon May 18, 2009 10:58 pm

Totally Wired - documentary about schneiders bureau
( http://totallywired.tumblr.com/ )

Breath Control - The History of the Human Beatbox
( http://www.ibeatbox.com/ )

Scratch - the documentary
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGrchxm_BBU )

Tinariwen Documentary
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOu4fdlPiWI )

Circuit Bending documentaries from the 'Bent' festival
( http://absurdity.biz/bentdvdz.html )
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by oblique strategies » Tue May 19, 2009 1:33 am

Roots, Rock, Reggae

Filmed in Jamaica in 1977... The Golden Age!

You get to go inside the Black Ark studio & see Lee Perry producing Junior Murvin, The Heptones, & The Congos who are all all singing together! Witness Lee Perry rocking out on his Mutron Bi-Phase prototype!

Later you are treated to this dread slice of live:

"The boss around Ocho Rios was Jack Ruby, a tough, bearded, straight-talking record producer who was famed throughout Jamaica as a talent spotter. A weekly procession of young hopefuls came down from the hills to Jack Ruby’s house, where they waited for hours outside the gates for a hearing. On the day we visited, there were solos, duos, trios, with and without guitars, some accompanying themselves on matchboxes or newspapers or just tapping their feet: an incredible variety of real talent able to conjure up lyrics of meaning and harmonies of sweet subtlety out of their lives in the hills. If Jack Ruby liked what he heard, he would take the aspiring young reggae stars down to Kingston for a session in a recording studio. "

Really poignant.

An essential music documentary. This is Holy Grail stuff boys n' girls!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9An7d1hM ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3WQKEb5JTI
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by Tarekith » Tue May 19, 2009 1:40 am

Touch The Sound.

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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by oblique strategies » Tue May 19, 2009 1:41 am

Joy Division
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2v4UwEiO-g


DIG!
Watch it for free here:
http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/dig/

"Seven years in the making and culled from 2000 hours of footage, DIG! plunges into the underbelly of rock n roll, unearthing an incredible true story of success and self-destruction. Anton A. Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols are star-crossed friends and bitter rivals - DIG! is the story of their loves and obsessions, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers, and the delicate balance between art and commerce"


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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by rbmonosylabik » Tue May 19, 2009 3:40 am

Crossing the Bridge: The Sounds of Istanbul

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459242/

Scratch:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143861/

Edit: Oh, I see now I got beat to it now. Take that as more of an incentive to watch it, it's really good.
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by BinaryB » Tue May 19, 2009 5:43 am

ikeaboy wrote:Watch Anvil! The story of Anvil. That'll affect how you think ...

+1
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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by longjohns » Tue May 19, 2009 6:44 am

X: the unheard music

some of the classic albums ones: steely dan 'Aja', stevie wonder 'songs in the key of life'

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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by oblique strategies » Tue May 19, 2009 7:30 am

Two massive TV series:

The History of Rock & Roll
Time/Warner produced 10 part series
http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/historyrocknroll.php

Rock & Roll
PBS produced 10 part series
Doesn't seem redily available, except as a used DVD set.

Not sure which episodes of which series I've seen, but everything I do recall seeing was worthy.

I recall the Punk episode included an extended section on Reggae, which is what was listened to in equal does by punks back in the day, & thought it was a smart move on the part of the series producers.

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Re: Music related documentaries???

Post by Cowlash » Tue May 19, 2009 8:15 am

+1 Scratch and Pump Up The Volume, worth a look

and try,

The Freshest Kids

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361638/

and also

Before The Music Dies

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0760307/

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