One of the original bands to effortlessly cross genres, Fishbone trailblazed a blend of Funk, Punk, Ska and Metal that was neither forced nor unnatural. A crazy horn and guitar filled amalgamation backed up by a virtuoso rhythm section makes up the backbone of their live show, while frontman Angelo Moore leaves behind most traces of sanity when he goes onstage. Though it has never been reflected by their record sales, Fishbone have garnered enough respect over the years to establish a cult following, and many newer bands such as No Doubt and Sublime owe a good deal of their success to the pioneering efforts of Fishbone.
Runtime: 45 minIn recent times, music lovers have been confounded with the tragic and shocking news that some of their most beloved stars had passed away in controversial circumstances. The music world has again been stunned by the sudden and tragic news that Prince, the legendary musician, died at his home in Minneapolis at the age of just 57, and it was recently confirmed the singer died of an opioid overdose. He was one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time, and also one of the most mysterious. In the Eighties, at a time when other megastars such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna, were delivering an album every three years or so, Prince remained prolific to an almost inhuman degree. A byproduct of his inexhaustible output was Prince's tendency toward wayward, self-indulgent career moves that sometimes alienated even his most ardent supporters. His influence is unparalleled, and his legacy will live on through his inspirational music. In this fascinating documentary, we take an in depth look into the life and times of one of music’s greatest performers…Prince.
Color Me Obsessed
Runtime: 2 hr 3 minFor some aging music fans and kids with a passion for musical history, The Replacements are rock and roll defined. This Minneapolis quartet took a teenage-punk attitude, threw it in a blender with classic and pop rock, and then poured it into a Middle American pint glass. Over the band's 12-year existence, its live sets were magical, a total mess, or both-depending on your mood and the members' respective blood alcohol levels. Gorman Bechard's remarkable history of the 'Mats takes us from their first show as the Impediments to their 1991 onstage breakup in Chicago, and everywhere in between. Bechard bravely eschews including the band's music, photos, and live footage, instead relying solely on the fans: their well-kept memories, hilarious anecdotes, and differing points of views about the foursome's wildly varied discography and infamous antics. Bechard has recruited an impressive roster of influential fans: musicians such as Husker Du, Babes in Toyland, The Decemberists, The Hold Steady, Archers of Loaf, Titus Andronicus, and Goo Goo Dolls; writers such as Jack Rabid, Legs McNeil, Robert Christgau, Jim DeRogatis, and Greg Kot; and actors such as George Wendt, Tom Arnold, and Dave Foley. Sprinkled in among that esteemed group are the more mainstream fans, who often give the most insightful and heartfelt perspectives of all. Follower or not, after taking in COLOR ME OBSESSED, you'll be ready to run home, gather some 'Mats albums, and design a perfect soundtrack of your own.
3 Ring Circus - Live At The Palace
Runtime: 1 hr 20 minWitness the first official full-length concert video release from one of the most influential bands of the 1990s, Sublime, as the trio of Long Beach's hometown heroes step-up to the sold-out Hollywood stage at the legendary Palace theatre on October 21, 1995. Frontman/guitarist/songwriter Bradley Nowell, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Bud Gaugh tear through 27 songs including their hits "Date Rape," "Badfish," "40 Oz. To Freedom," as well as covers of the band's broad stylistic range of influences with "54-46 Was My Number" by Toots & The Maytals, "House Of Suffering" by Bad Brains" and "Scarlet Begonias" by the Grateful Dead. Over 78 minutes of Sublime style are on full display.