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There was a time before YouTube, believe it or not, and if you wanted to see clips of your favorite band playing live, you either had to try and bootleg them from the next show you went to, which was not generally encouraged by most bands, or you could buy a concert video.


Friday, April 22nd, 2011, 12:37pm

Most of the music films discussed thus far are fairly easy to classify; they’re either a concert film or a documentary. ODDSAC is neither.

Stop Making Sense

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011, 11:44am

Made around the peak of Talking Heads’ commercial success, David Byrne wanted Stop Making Sense to be very different from traditional concert films.

Pink Floyd: Live At Pompeii

Thursday, January 20th, 2011, 11:18am

Always theatrical, Pink Floyd was at a creative peak when they filmed themselves playing at the famous ancient Roman amphitheatre in the Pompeii ruins in Italy.

Festival Express

by Andrew Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, 11:08am

Festival Express chronicles a traveling music festival in 1970 with a rather bizarre but very innovative concept: it was scheduled all over Canada and all the band members and crew — among them The Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin and Buddy Guy — travelled together by train.

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