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    Posted: October 11 2011 at 10:12
I'd like to check out some more in-depth documentaries about various artists or types of music.  I've posted in this section because it doesn't have to be about prog bands.  Rock, jazz, metal, punk, electronic, hip-hop, or classical themed ones would most likely interest me.  I'll even take good biopic recommendations as well.

Here's a list of ones off the top of my head that I have seen:
- Electric Miles
- The Miles Davis Story
- American Hardcore
- The Decline of Western Civilization (Parts 1 and 2)
- Metal: A Headbangers Journey
- The Story Of Anvil
- Beyond The Lighted Stage
- Bird (biopic)
- The Nomi Song
- several of those "Classic Albums" specials
- A Bookshelf On Top Of The Sky: 12 Stories About John Zorn
- "The Score So Far.." (Dream Theater)
- Cannibal Corpse history (comes with Centuries of Torment DVD)
- Insurgentes (Steve Wilson doc)
- Jazz (by Ken Burns)

They don't have to be authorized, just entertaining. Smile


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I think Woodstock's the best ever music documentary, have you seen it?

My favourite biopic is Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home (about Bob Dylan).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2011 at 11:06
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

I think Woodstock's the best ever music documentary, have you seen it?

My favourite biopic is Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home (about Bob Dylan).

Yes, as embarrassing as it is, I haven't even seen the Woodstock doc.  I should definitely watch that someday.

I'll admit I'm not much of a Dylan fan, but I am a Scorsese fan.  Might keep that in mind too.  Didn't he also do some sort of Rolling Stones film in recent years?
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^ That was more of a concert film plus some behind the scenes images from the preparation stages. 
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I see you have already seen it but The Story of Anvil is exceptionally good.


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Spinal Tap of course.
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Spinal Tap of course.

I guess mockumentaries are cool too. LOL

Spinal Tap is a classic of the genre, and I remember enjoying Electric Apricot, which was a jam-band spoof.  
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 - Step Across The Border (1990) : a documentary about and with Fred Frith (and many others).
I've hardly seen another movie close to this one when coming to REALLY talk about music: not only the performances, working with other people, but also a glimpse on the everyday surrounding.

 - Dancing in the Streets (nineties) : a good TV show in a dozen episodes, that I still consider as one of the complete works about the history of Rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 11 2011 at 11:44
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

 - Step Across The Border (1990) : a documentary about and with Fred Frith (and many others).
I've hardly seen another movie close to this one when coming to REALLY talk about music: not only the performances, working with other people, but also a glimpse on the everyday surrounding.


 - Dancing in the Streets (nineties) : a good TV show in a dozen episodes, that I still consider as one of the complete works about the history of Rock.

That one sounds like I'd enjoy it.  Smile
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Yeah I need to get the Frith one.
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Sort of biopics:

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
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Punk: Attitude by IFC.
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Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal.
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Lady Sings The Blues (the story of Billie Holiday starring Diana Ross)
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This is quite enjoyable for any P-Funk P-Fans out there!
 
 
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I still haven't gotten round to watching Step Across the Border. This BBC Krautrock documentary is well worth checking out.
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^ Another doc featuring Fred Frith that's worth seeing is  Thomas Riedelsheimer's film of Evelyn Glennie "Touch the Sound"
 
 
 
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