The album that broke America; that stated a political manifesto; that toured to sell-out crowds worldwide and formed the creative synergy that informs their almighty shows to this day, War was the beginning (or fruition?) of so much for a young band on the cusp of monumental success.
This film takes you to the very heart of War. With the help of immaculately researched archival performance and interview footage, War is here deconstructed and analysed by a dedicated team of critics and insiders.
Revolutionary. Political. These two words sum up the The Clash s double-album London Calling. Tracks such as Spanish Bombs, London Calling, and The Guns of Brixton explore the bands familiar themes of working-class rebellion and anarchy, and define the album. But this is much more than a punk rallying call, as this ground breaking album combines an eclectic array of styles, including reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock. The result is one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded.
This documentary examines the recording of Pink Floyd's first double album, Ummagumma, a release that combined new studio material with audio of a live performance by the band.
In 1990, the Residents took their grand examination of rock & roll on the road, touring the world with the Cube E tour. The first half found the group reciting cowboy poems to a soundtrack influenced more by Copland and Orff than country & western, then followed with a group of blues, field hollers, and warped jazz that represented the African-American experience. By intermission, the two had combined into rock music, which in the second half was disseminated by an aging Elvis impersonator tearing through Presley covers (essentially a live version of their 1989 album The King and Eye). The staging, costumes, lights, and general performance were not to be missed, and earned justifiable rave reviews.