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Sadly, and as discussed recently on the Damned doc thread, it's a total farce that no
Stranglers comprehensive doc has been done (BBC Choice show apart) and this post has to
go it the Other Bands section, but I do love a good Rock-Doc and can watch them on
bands I don't even like (the recent Spandau Ballet one being an example, though I
wouldn't recommend it (I heard it was unintentional hilarious, and it kinda was,
a band so full of themselves it hurt), but as I said, I wouldn't really recommend it.
Currently on my hard-drive, and watched, are-

Cracked Actor (Bowie)
Renaldo & Clara, Eat The Document (Dylan)
The recent Kate Bush one,
Kraftwerk and the electronic revolution
Flight 666 (Maiden)
20,000 Days (Nick Cave)
Ramones Raw,
20 Feet From Stardom,
A Band Called Death
Super Duper Alice Cooper
Oil City Confidential
Beware of Mr.Baker
Cobain Montage of Heck
Crass- There is no authority...
The Devil & Daniel Johnston
Foo Fighters-Back n Forth
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Eyeball (Kennedys)
Cobaine- About a son,
Marley
Metal-A Headbangers Journey
Rock School
Rocksteady-Roots of Reggae
Beyond The Lighted Stage (Rush)
Sound City
The Last Waltz
The Other F Word
Made Of Stone
Until The Light Takes Us
When You’re Strange

got a few more on DVD, Anvil etc,
Anyone want to suggest any others that are worth a watch?
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Anvil is a great film. Beware of Mr Baker I found slightly unsettling, possible due to his irascible nature and general obnoxiousness. Also the way he dismissed Keith Moon had more than a whiff of jazz snobbery.
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Boody wrote:Anvil is a great film. Beware of Mr Baker I found slightly unsettling, possible due to his irascible nature and general obnoxiousness. Also the way he dismissed Keith Moon had more than a whiff of jazz snobbery.
The beware Mr baker one was on BBC 1 last week.might still be on the iPlayer.
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Seen quite a few of those listed.

BBC4 on a Friday usually do a rockumentary and are usually an eye-opener into bands I would rarely consider even listening to. Chas & Dave one was a shock, Culture Club a car crash, the list goes on.

Similar to Mr Baker - Adam Ant's Blue Hussar dc is jaw dropping.

However one of the best was the 'fake' hip-hop stars from Scotland, who fooled the music business - brilliant.
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Boody wrote:Anvil is a great film. Beware of Mr Baker I found slightly unsettling, possible due to his irascible nature and general obnoxiousness. Also the way he dismissed Keith Moon had more than a whiff of jazz snobbery.
Ah, jazz snobbery- my favorite kind! :lol:
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MULLY wrote:Seen quite a few of those listed.

BBC4 on a Friday usually do a rockumentary and are usually an eye-opener into bands I would rarely consider even listening to. Chas & Dave one was a shock, Culture Club a car crash, the list goes on.

Similar to Mr Baker - Adam Ant's Blue Hussar dc is jaw dropping.

However one of the best was the 'fake' hip-hop stars from Scotland, who fooled the music business - brilliant.
The Great Hip Hop Hoax- the book is a not bad read too.
Will look out for the Adam Ant one, never knew about that.
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manticore wrote: The beware Mr baker one was on BBC 1 last week.might still be on the iPlayer.
An example of a guy/band I have no interest in, but a damn good watch as a doc 8)
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Anyone else like a good rock-doc?
Heres a good place to start

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/category ... ming-arts/
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'East End Babylon' . The Cockney Rejects doc is superb and who would have thought? Made my the same people who gave us 'Oil City Confidential'. If they can do it.....
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Cocksucker Blues, if only for the scene where Jagger attempts to order a selection of fruit from room service.
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ThruBeingCool wrote:'East End Babylon' . The Cockney Rejects doc is superb and who would have thought? Made my the same people who gave us 'Oil City Confidential'. If they can do it.....
Again not a band I'm interested in, but will look out for the doc thanks :wink:
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porkymeat wrote:Cocksucker Blues, if only for the scene where Jagger attempts to order a selection of fruit from room service.
Not seen it, it's never been officially released has it? Where did you see it?
I think I've got Sympathy For The Devil somewhere, still to watch.
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