Iggy And The Stooges
Even by today's standards, few bands embodied the unadulterated nihilism of rock 'n' roll like the Stooges. Musically and in performance, the Stooges went where few dared. They stripped their songs of extraneous melodies, instead sticking to rolling-thunder rhythms, which pummeled the listener into drooling submission. Raised in the strong tradition of Michigan Garage Rock, the Stooges continued the beat-derived style of mid-1960s bands and sent a jillion volts of electricity through each note. In the process, they short-circuited the minds of listeners who were otherwise having their brains numbed by bearded arena-rockers. The Stooges's sound evolved remarkably, from the naked journeys through drug-addled minds on their first two LPs to lean, vicious blasts of blitzkrieg-like fury on their final effort, Raw Power. This sound bridged gritty Detroit rock with Punk and acted as an important jumping-off point in the formation of Punk rock.
Iggy And The Stooges Concert Films
Live at The Hordern Pavilion
Iggy And The Stooges
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minIt was an old-school punk party complete with stage invasions, crazy crowdsurfing and an arsenal of punk anthems - it's Iggy And The Stooges' scorching Sydney show! The band brought the fun and the fury, setting the tone for an electrifying night out at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion. Armed with new tracks from their latest album 'Ready To Die', the punk powerhouse tore through their coveted back catalogue including defining moments like 'No Fun', 'I Want To Be Your Dog' and 'Search and Destroy'. Now, the best seat in the house belongs to you.
Live in Detroit
Iggy And The Stooges
Runtime: 1 hr 7 minBoy Howdy Tested and Creem Approved! This Creem Magazine concert features Iggy Pop and the original lineup of the Stooges (except for bassist, filled in by indie legend Mike Watt) performing at their first Detroit homecoming in 29 years. It is a full concert of the best songs of the first two Stooges albums from 1969 & 1970 including: Loose, Down On the Street, 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog, TV Eye, Dirt, Real Cool Time, No Fun, 1970, Funhouse, Not Right, and Little Doll. Also included is the title track from the 2003 release "Skull Ring." Bonus materials are highlighted by the legendary NYC instore performance (minus Mike Watt) where Iggy explains the origin of the songs, a photo gallery and CREEM archive
Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans
Iggy And The Stooges
Runtime: 1 hr 21 minThis unconventional concert film captures a September 3, 2010 show from Iggy & the Stooges, captured by six fans who were randomly selected before the show began. The amateur footage of the band ripping through all the songs from RAW POWER helps augment the band's signature sound. The setlist includes "Raw Power," "Search and Destroy," "Death Trip," "Fun House," and "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
Iggy And The Stooges Top Tracks
The Unheard Music
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minX: The Unheard Music takes long, detailed, and often funny look at the LA music scene of the late 70s and 80s and focuses on the group that critics had singled out as the leader of the underground pack. The Unheard Music is a documentary that combines live footage of the band and interviews with the four members (as well as their friends and families) with surreal music videos and montages of newsreel footage and vintage television commercials which help to illustrate X's uphill struggle against the music industry. Their story rings true even today.
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.
The Rise and Fall of the Clash
Runtime: 1 hr 37 minThe only up-close and personal film about the juggernaut band The Clash and their meteoric trajectory through rock ‘n roll history, The Rise and Fall of The Clash features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play, as well as interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well. This is not a film that pulls any punches, but neither does it overlook the life-changing effect that The Clash brought to so many. The Rise and Fall of The Clash paints the fascinating inside story of rivalries, treachery, betrayal and the internal band dynamics and managerial interference that ultimately led “the biggest band in the world” to self-destruct.
Live at the Roundhouse London
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minSeminal punk band X-ray Spex release a special live concert film recorded at 2008’s sell-out concert at the Roundhouse through new Future Noise Music imprint Year Zero. The first X-ray Spex live outing since 1979, this performance of their classic album Germ Free Adolescents saw singer Poly Styrene and bassist Paul Dean joined by friends Sid Truelove (anarcho-punk drummer with Rubella Ballet and Flux of Pink Indians), Mark Saxby (former guitarist with Arnold) and Flash (saxophone player, formerly with Rip Rig & Panic, Jah Wobble, Don Cherry and the Slits) at London’s Roundhouse on September 6th 2008 in front of 3,000 raucous fans. In 1976 X-ray Spex were formed by Poly Styrene placing an ad in NME and Melody Maker for "Young Punx Who Want To Stick It Together". For a generation sifting through the wreckage left by punk rock, X-ray Spex truly turned our world day-glo. The combination of tough, razor sharp riffs, kooky sax lines and Poly Styrene’s wonderful voice and incisive lyrics tearing into plastic consumerist society were perfect. Their 1978/79 stay was all too brief - a handful of memorable singles: debut Oh Bondage Up Yours! and the hits The Day The World Turned Day-Glo, Germ Free Adolescents and Highly Inflammable. Versions of all these songs are featured here, alongside previously unreleased new track Bloody War. X-ray Spex transcended punk, influencing a whole new scene of indie kids and post-Riot Grrrl rockers like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip. The band’s innate genius and brilliant song writing makes them as relevant now as they were then. They are that rarest of things, a group that has never dated.
Runtime: 30 minThe American musician, singer, songwriter, and poet, Lou Reed, showcases his lyrical skills in this concert from the archives. His signature deadpan voice takes center stage at Rock’n’Roll Animal, in Brussels, in 1974.
Lookin' Fine On Television
New York Dolls
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minThe legendary and infamous New York Dolls at their best! Amazing rare live clips and interviews filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck in the heady days of the band's ascension in the 70s. Footage from early shows in NYC all the way to the TV studios, clubs and swimming pools of Los Angeles. Black and white film was never so colorful! Includes ripping versions of ""Personality Crisis,"" ""Who Are the Mystery Girls?"" ""Babylon"" and more. See the incredible early days of the band that influenced generations of punks and rockers.
Classic Albums: Never Mind the Bollocks
Runtime: 48 minNever Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (or simply Never Mind The Bollocks) is the only studio album by the highly influential and controversial English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. Fans and critics alike generally regard it as an extremely important album in the history of rock music, citing the lasting influence it has had on subsequent punk rock musicians, as well as other musical genres that were influenced by such punk rock artists. In 2003, Rolling Stone rated it forty-first on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The album was released on 27 October 1977 through Virgin Records amid controversy arising from the use of the coarse slang word (in British English) "bollocks" in its title.
Older versions of most of the album's songs also appeared on a bootleg album called Spunk, which consists of demo recordings the band had made during 1976 and January 1977, and which was released shortly before Never Mind The Bollocks.
Dream Of Life
Runtime: 1 hr 49 minEleven years in the making, Patti Smith: Dream of Life is a unique and intimate portrait of the renowned singer, songwriter, poet and activist. Patti Smith’s music, poetry, and politics are fearless, funny, raw, and original. A beautiful collage of images, memories and performances illuminate the complexities, and captures the essence, of this distinctive, legendary icon. The film follows Patti Smith’s punk-icon roots in the 70s through the trials of daily life and untimely deaths that have formed her life and art. Smith tells the story of her early days in New York City and the people that are dearest to her including her late husband Fred Sonic Smith, Allen Ginsburg, Robert Mapplethorpe, and others, her family, and the political causes for which she so deeply struggled.