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2012-03-16 10:30:00 AM
List fails without:

AC/DC - Live at Donnington (1991)
 
2012-03-16 10:42:50 AM

The_Sponge: List fails without:

AC/DC - Live at Donnington (1991)


No, it fails without Let There Be Rock

And where the hell is Frank Zappa's Baby Snakes? Don't the readers of Rolling Stone- oh, wait.
 
2012-03-16 10:46:28 AM
The Sigur Rós concert film "Heima" made me want to visit Iceland, apart from the fact that I just like Sigur Rós.
 
2012-03-16 10:47:35 AM
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-16 11:09:36 AM
www.kingtartous.com
 
2012-03-16 11:25:46 AM
No Flight 666?
 
2012-03-16 11:29:36 AM
991.com


link (new window)
 
2012-03-16 11:39:19 AM
List doesn't fail because it contains "Stop Making Sense".
 
2012-03-16 11:45:35 AM
I'm cool with the list as-is.

Gimme Shelter is like a totally bad trip, especially when the fat, naked chick climbs on stage and later when the guy with the gun gets stabbed.
 
2012-03-16 12:08:06 PM

Demetrius: List doesn't fail because it contains "Stop Making Sense".


Should be number one.
 
2012-03-16 12:20:08 PM
My own personal rankings of the 10 best concert films:

#1: Stop Making Sense

#2 through #10: everything else
 
2012-03-16 12:23:44 PM
12 of those top 10 were freakin' Led Zepplin concerts ...
 
2012-03-16 12:31:18 PM

skammie: No, it fails without Let There Be Rock



Crap....how could I forget.

/Fails without both.
//Also fails without Cheap Trick @ Budokan.
 
2012-03-16 12:35:00 PM
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2012-03-16 12:40:39 PM
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2012-03-16 12:40:52 PM
the list is good, there was a great Sting concert that is missing, imo "All This Time"
 
2012-03-16 12:42:52 PM
I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.
 
2012-03-16 12:44:27 PM

Sybarite: The Sigur Rós concert film "Heima" made me want to visit Iceland, apart from the fact that I just like Sigur Rós.


Imma let you finish, but...This.
 
2012-03-16 12:47:16 PM
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/I honestly thought, this being Rolling Stone, that TSRTS would've been lower on this list or omitted entirely
 
2012-03-16 12:48:48 PM
Not a mention of the Monterey Pop Festival? huh.
 
2012-03-16 12:49:17 PM
Baby Snakes
Hendrix in the West
Rust Never Sleeps
Any Grateful Dead movie
 
2012-03-16 12:49:27 PM

BassChild: Demetrius: List doesn't fail because it contains "Stop Making Sense".

Should be number one.


The Last Waltz is excellent and appropriately placed. If you've never really listened to much by The Band, I HIGHLY suggest finding a copy of this documentary.

/Stop Making Sense is also great
 
2012-03-16 12:50:25 PM

mitchcumpstein: I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.


They had to spend $20,000 to rotoscope the coke off of Neil Young's nose from the nosedive he took before going onstage
 
2012-03-16 12:50:41 PM
Stop Making Sense is one of my favorite live albums.

The Cure In Orange
New Order live in Finsbury Park
 
2012-03-16 12:51:08 PM
I simply cannot stand the fantasy sequences in The Song Remains the Same, but the concert footage is of course incredible.

Also even though I'm not a huge fan, I've always kind of liked Iron Maiden: Live After Death, Bruce Dickinson is mental.

/yes THE Bruce Dickinson
 
2012-03-16 12:51:27 PM
The Last Waltz, is that the one where Robbie sings into an unplugged mic?

Well according to this anyway.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-03-16 12:53:22 PM
If we're counting straight-up concert filming without documentary, Queen at Wembley '86.
 
2012-03-16 12:54:10 PM
media.ifcfilms.com
 
2012-03-16 12:56:11 PM
came for #7...now I will be watching that for lunch.
 
2012-03-16 12:57:54 PM

xdedd: I simply cannot stand the fantasy sequences in The Song Remains the Same, but the concert footage is of course incredible.

Also even though I'm not a huge fan, I've always kind of liked Iron Maiden: Live After Death, Bruce Dickinson is mental.

/yes THE Bruce Dickinson


The concert footage in SRTS is lame. it was obviously an off night(s) for them. They have much MUCH better performances. Damn that movie is overrated.

/Live After Death, however, is one of the best concert films ever made.
//An accurate representation of the Maiden experience with the band at their peak. Beyond awesome.
 
2012-03-16 12:59:06 PM

christhebloke: [media.ifcfilms.com image 640x257]


Thats not a concert film.
 
2012-03-16 01:00:10 PM

LeroyBourne: Not a mention of the Monterey Pop Festival? huh.


Inexcusable.
 
2012-03-16 01:00:21 PM
Arriving Somewhere by Porcupine Tree is Awesome.

/my $.02
 
2012-03-16 01:00:59 PM
Tom Waits Big Time

I agree with Stop Making sense as number 1.

This list is pretty stupid especially without those two.
 
2012-03-16 01:09:06 PM

stupiddream: Arriving Somewhere by Porcupine Tree is Awesome.

/my $.02


You and me both. Anesthetize is good too.
 
2012-03-16 01:09:28 PM
Is this really a Rolling Stone list?

Nirvana isn't on it anywhere. Also, the rap quota was not filled.

Oh, the readers picked. I knew it.
 
2012-03-16 01:12:07 PM
The Last Waltz IS the greatest concert film of all time. Queen's "Live at Wembley" is OKAY, but suffers on the fact that Freddie couldn't sing like he did in the studio. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is amazing on that one though.
 
2012-03-16 01:13:42 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: No Flight 666?


/leaving disapointed
 
2012-03-16 01:13:44 PM
I knew there would be a lot of "list fails without..." but this is actually a pretty good list.

The Stop Making Sense version of Once in a Lifetime is one of my favorite moments in music and film.
 
2012-03-16 01:14:29 PM

SkylineRecords: Queen's "Live at Wembley" is OKAY, but suffers on the fact that Freddie couldn't sing like he did in the studio.


You know, there are times when I prefer the live Queen recordings to the studio versions. They trade hermetic perfection for the sheer energy Freddie could generate in a crowd (and the crowd in him).
 
2012-03-16 01:15:37 PM
I absolutely love that version of The Weight with the Staples Singers.
 
2012-03-16 01:16:30 PM

graggor: Tom Waits Big Time

Gadzooks, yes.
 
2012-03-16 01:17:28 PM
Deslidified, for your enjoyment (^)

Missing, presumed awesome..
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i42.tinypic.com

Although, technically, I guess it's a concertS film.

and

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2012-03-16 01:17:38 PM
Surprised Rolling Stone didn't pick any Rush videos
 
2012-03-16 01:18:28 PM
Thie thing that seperates The Last Waltz is not that it's a concert film, i.e. filming a live performance, but the way it shows the interaction between the ban members within the performance. The looks they exchange when someone misses a cue or the way they all have to figure out on the spot where Van Morrison takes them in priceless. At one point, during Dylan's medley they almost stop completely looking at each other saying 'Do you take it or do I?', then they all just smile and GO. I don't know of another concert film that picks up thiose nuances.
 
2012-03-16 01:19:19 PM
The Last Waltz is amazing.

The first time I saw it was in early 2007 through a first generation PS3 via Blu-Ray on a 50" Pioneer Elite plasma HDTV with about $10,000 worth of audio equipment and speakers. The audio quality is mesmerizing and the interviews are really down to earth by today's standards.

The Last Waltz truly is the gold standard for live music movies.
 
2012-03-16 01:20:02 PM
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2012-03-16 01:22:51 PM

Boris S. Wort: Deslidified, for your enjoyment (^)

Missing, presumed awesome..
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[i42.tinypic.com image 279x500]

Although, technically, I guess it's a concertS film.

and

[i90.photobucket.com image 200x260]


yes. yes. and yess again. both.
Urgh! is too a concert film
 
2012-03-16 01:24:32 PM
skammie


The_Sponge: List fails without:

AC/DC - Live at Donnington (1991)

No, it fails without Let There Be Rock

And where the hell is Frank Zappa's Baby Snakes? Don't the readers of Rolling Stone- oh, wait.



Big Zappa fan - but Baby Snakes is not a great rock documentary....although the Bickford sequences are awesome.
 
2012-03-16 01:25:48 PM
*liveafterdeath.jpg*

/UP THE IRONS
 
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