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May-16-2005, 12:14pm
With satelite TV and 150+ stations, it's not hard to tape 4-6 hours of music a week.... Soundstage, Austin City Limits, Unplugged, VH1 Storytellers, A&E's Live By Request,etc., plus whatever gets aired during PBS fundraising week drives, and shows on Bravo, Trio. And of course, there's the actual concert films, which may or may not receive TV airing.

A few of the best

The Band - The Last Waltz

Jimi Plays Berkeley

Led Zeppelin (2-dvd)

The Grateful Dead Movie

Tom Waits - Big Time


This is Spinal Tap

Richard Thompson - Across A Crowded Room

AC/DC - Live At Donnington

Allman Bros. - Live At The Beacon Theater

Pink Floyd - Live In Pompei

However, there's a continual release, or re-release, of new and vintage footage by, it seems, almost every band of note. #

Got recommendations? #(Especially of lesser known stuff)


James P
May-16-2005, 12:56pm
"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" and "Stop Making Sense" are at the top of my list.

steve in tampa
May-16-2005, 1:00pm
If you liked Spinal Tap check out Dill Scallion

May-16-2005, 1:42pm
Dill Scallion! Excellent call.

May-16-2005, 1:44pm
Nice list Niles. Excellent call on the Pink Floyd - one of my favorites. Most of my dvd's are music.

I like the Hendrix Isle of wight show, "Wild Blue Angel."

For the Grateful Dead, "Closing of Winterland" is my current favorite.

"Festival Express" combines excellent footage of the Dead and The Band with an explosive show by Janis. Combined with some of the stuff on the train (Jerry doin' "Jordan") this dvd is a real treat.

Don't forget "Monterey Pop." The set I have has an outtakes disc and a disc with all of Jimi's set and all of Otis Reddings set.


May-16-2005, 5:20pm
The Who - The Kids Are Alright

May-16-2005, 5:44pm
Other concert DVD's I have (NOT documentaries):

Steve Vai - Live in an Ultra World

Joe Satriani - Live in San Francisco

Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory

Feel like I'm forgetting some... I do own "The Song Remains the Same," but have watched it once since I bought it, and with the double disc "Led Zeppelin," I'll likely never watch it again!

May-16-2005, 6:22pm
Decline of Western Civilization, Vol I and II

I recently saw a neat film about the early Clash, but can't remember what it was called.

May-17-2005, 7:47am
FZ-Does Humor Belong in Music? -Smokin' live mid-80's Zappa- the Whippin Post they play is incendiary.
Bad News-Bad News- similar to Spinal Tap, this was done by the same guys who did "The Young Ones"-really funny stuff

May-17-2005, 8:16am
I'll second the "Festival Express" recommendation. Delsbro - You might be refering to "Rude Boy" - late 70's film that the clash appeared in.

"Westway to the World" - Excellent documentary on the Clash.

"If I Should Fall From Grace" - Film on Shane McGowan.

"Los Lobos - Live at the Fillmore"

"Pearl Jam - Touring Band"

May-17-2005, 10:39am
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble - Live at the El Macambo. HOT HOT HOT. Just a club date from the mid 80's (before he made the switch to the Marshall) where someone was running cameras. Amazing.

Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads (I just had to add another vote in favor.)
Yellow Submarine - Can't live without it.
IT - Phish. Fantastic if you like them.
Rainbow Bridge - Hendrix and Cultists. This is a strange one, there's some good Hendrix footage at the end (including ten minutes of his off-stage drunken ramblings,) but you have to sit through 90 minutes of weiiiiird 70's stuff from hippies living in Hawaii. Worth checking out once, at least.


Rick Schmidlin
May-17-2005, 12:57pm
Decline of Western Civilization, Vol I
I was in that one http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-17-2005, 5:28pm
Steve Earle "To Hell And Back"

May-20-2005, 12:50pm
AC/DC - Let there be rock ( Bon Scott rules ! )
Rory Gallagher - Rockpalast 1976 Köln,Germany ( with Mando Song "Going to my Hometown" )
Thin Lizzy - Best of ( with the great Phil Lynott )


May-20-2005, 12:54pm
If you aren't familiar with FELA KUTI from Nigeria, check out one of the videos of his live performances. Incredible sax and keyboards. He died some years back but his son Femi Kuti performs in the US regularly.

May-20-2005, 4:14pm
Ya got to add Leon Russell with Newgrass Revival at Perkins Palace May 15, 1980!! Sam Rocks!!

May-20-2005, 6:54pm
Among my favorites I would reiterate Stop Making Sense by the Talking heads and The Last Waltz by the band. Interestingly enough, the foremer was directed by Jonathen Demme, and the latter by Martin Scorsese.

I'd also add the Ben Folds Five's Complete Sessions at West 54th.

May-21-2005, 6:57am
Fela rocks!
MandoMax...I gotta find that FZ video!!!

May-21-2005, 2:46pm
I agree with many of the above mentioned, but something new to me that I thoroughly enjoyed was The Saw Doctors "Live in Galway". They have a Springsteen-like connection with their audience that is just alot of fun to watch. And they really rock, too.

May-22-2005, 10:28am
Drive-By Truckers have a new live dvd I can't wait to check out. #Also:

End of the Century - The Ramones

May-24-2005, 4:33am
The Pogues: Live at the Town and Country
Jethro Tull: A New Day Yesterday
The Wizard of Oz <<muted>> while playing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"

It's nice to know that when I am old and loose my teeth I'll be able to sing Shane McGowan songs.....

May-24-2005, 11:25pm
"MC5-a true testimonial"

tone monster: which band were you w/for the decline/pt 1? i'd be willing to bet you weren't playing a mando in those days. neither was i

Steve L
Jun-07-2005, 9:57am
I thought the recent George Harrison tribute concert Eric Clapton put together was extraordinary. There's even a small amount of mandolin playing in it!

David Miller
Jun-07-2005, 10:26am
Check out either of Peter Gabriel's live concert DVD's for a great theatrical show that also includes some wonderful world music overtones and very high productions values. It is too bad he is not as popular in the US as abroad, but I take what I can get.....

(my 2cents......)

Rick Schmidlin
Jun-07-2005, 10:10pm
tone monster: which band were you w/for the decline/pt 1? i'd be willing to bet you weren't playing a mando in those days. neither was i
I was the lighting director for X. In the opening X sequence that is my arm getting the X tatto.

I also produced The Doors MCA Home Video's and for WB "Elvis That's The Way It Is - Special Edition."

Jun-08-2005, 8:37am
Live Rust - Neil Young

Jun-08-2005, 1:03pm
Live Rust - Neil Young
Independent Film Channel has been airing (Jim Jarmusch, dir) Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120539/)

#Jim Jarmusch's rockumentary not only follows Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 tour, it also intersperses footage from the last 30 years to paint a complete portrait of this maverick rock 'n roll band. Features killer versions of "Tonight's the Night" and "Big Time." (1997) Dir: Jim Jarmusch. (106 mins)

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Jun-09-2005, 9:26am
Niles, Thanks for the heads up on The Year of the Horse. I watched it last night and yeah they just nailed "Tonight's the Night" didn't they? I also really liked "Sedan Delivery". Neil is a little touchy about playing the arrangements liked they practiced it though huh? http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif


Jun-11-2005, 9:06am
Does anybody know what happened with 'The Concert for Bangladesh" ? I've been looking for a DVD, but can't remember if it was a movie, or just an audio album???

James P
Jun-20-2005, 2:24pm
Does anybody know what happened with 'The Concert for Bangladesh" ? I've been looking for a DVD, but can't remember if it was a movie, or just an audio album???

Sounds like it was both. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/external-search/002-4250841-2512035?tag=opera-20&index=blended&keyword=The+Concert+for+Bangladesh)