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2012-03-17 11:41:12 AM
Random thoughts:

Live at Pompeii, Pink Floyd: The original cut was one of the most riveting music films ever, IMO. Love this one.

Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones: Liked this one quite a bit, mainly for the historical aspect.

Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads: 100% awesome covered in awesome-sauce. Great band, great film, great sound quality.

The Song Remains the Same, Led Zeppelin: Skip this one & get the 2003 DVD set instead. The 2003 set is tremendous. "The Song Remains the Same", not so much.

The Last Waltz: I liked it, but didn't love it. I know... I'm the lone weirdo.

Other concert films on my favorites list in no particular order:

Frank Zappa: "The Dub Room Special" - The 60 minutes of footage from the 1974 KCET TV performance is the gem on this one. Supposedly, the entire 2 hour concert (called "A Token Of My Extreme") will be released on DVD at some point.

John Hiatt: "Live From Austin Tx" - A 2005 "Austin City Limits" installment that shows off Hiatt's considerable chops not only as a great singer/songwriter/musician, but as an amusing and dynamic showman. His band is kickass, too.

Joe Jackson: "Live in Tokyo" - From the 1986 "Big World" tour, this one's a tour-de-force of top-notch musicianship and great songs from Joe's repertoire. The camera work isn't state of the art, but it's decent. the sound is good, and the music is terrific. This guy is a genius.

Richard Thompson: "Live In Providence" - One of three outstanding DVDs from Richard Thompson, this one is narrowly my favorite, just for the song selection. You can't go wrong with Thompson, though. The newly-released "Live At Celtic Connections" is also superb, as is the 2001 "Live from Austin, TX" DVD.

The Jam: "The Complete Jam" - Essential if you're a fan of the Jam. And if you're not yet a fan, you probably will be after watching this one.

Minutemen: "We Jam Econo" - More of a documentary, this one details the fascinating, inspiring, and ultimately sad story of a band whose career was cut short too soon. There is plenty of live footage on here, though. Concert footage quality is dodgy, but it's the only chance you'll have to see The Minutemen in action, so it's worth it.

Ian Dury: "Hold On To Your Structure" - I couldn't wipe the smile off my face while watching this DVD. A funky, tight, jubilant show captured at the London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1985. It was obvious everyone involved had a blast at this show, and it comes across well in the video. Excellent video and sound quality, too.

Those are just a few of my faves at the moment.
 
2012-03-17 12:48:55 PM
the secret policeman's other ball
 
2012-03-17 12:54:45 PM

rickythepenguin: [i3.photobucket.com image 640x480]

rickythepenguin: about 5 years later I was there for Rattle and Hum. my first show ever. I have the ticket still. i'd post it if images weren't blocked.


Woah! How cool. I love Rattle and Hum. Saw it in the theaters when I was 13... maybe like 4-5 times. Drown out a few minutes of pretentious interviews, and its my favorite concert movie.

Especially "Exit" in Denver... still gives me chills.
 
2012-03-17 04:59:32 PM
Why the big suit?
 
2012-03-17 05:42:43 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.


Was freaking out till i got to number 1.
 
2012-03-18 03:59:15 AM
Does Oingo Boingo's "Farewell" count as a concert film? I mean, it's a concert, and it's on film.

If so, number 1.
 
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2012-03-18 05:48:38 AM
Christian Death reunion, LA Patriot Hall.



/take it off!
 
2012-03-18 10:39:08 AM
Say what you will, but my list HAS to have Gwen and the guys near the top. Watched this one several times and it never gets old.

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Foo Fighers @ Wembley rocked out too, esp. the acoustic Everlong about midway thru...

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Bravo on the White Stripes comment above!
 
2012-03-18 02:43:21 PM

SkylineRecords: 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.


Watch Queen in Montreal and tell me freddie couldn't sing like the records
 
2012-03-18 11:33:59 PM
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2012-03-18 02:43:21 PM

SkylineRecords: 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.

Watch Queen in Montreal and tell me freddie couldn't sing like the records


FARKIN' A !!! I LOVE THE QUEEN @ MONTREAL DVD!
 
2012-03-19 12:44:23 PM

Dahnkster: rickythepenguin yes, please
T. Rex Saw the Dead about 50 times. Still have functioning brain matter.


50? Good Lord... must've been good times... I consider myself lucky to have caught them 4 times.
 
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