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David Byrne’s American Utopia Movie Review: Beautifully Filmed but Imperfect Concert

David Byrne is one of those typical outsider becoming insider American stories. He set out to make oddball music, and ...
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The Soul of The Midnight Special 10-DVD Set Review: As Chic Says, ‘Good Times’

The Midnight Special ran a bit before my time, but through Time Life’s The Soul Of The Midnight Special I ...
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From the Couch Hole: Come and Join the Living

Previously on FTCH, we doubled up on Vaughn and King, and we went lime, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, and frosted sugar ...
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Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73 Review: A Glimpse at the Legend on the Cusp of Fame

Bob Marley and The Wailers’ The Capitol Session ’73 was lost to history until researcher Martin Disney unearthed a three-minute clip ...
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Album Review: Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73

Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios present Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73 (although known as The Wailers ...
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Punk the Capital Blu-ray Review: Building a Sound Movement

If you are a punk or a fan of punk and hardcore, you know the importance of Washington DC in the ...
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From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Knebworth ’76 DVD Review: A Day the Giants of Southern Rock Held Their Own Against the Stones

On August 21, 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd were part of a star-studded lineup at the third annual Knebworth Festival in England. ...
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Austin City Limits: Country (10-Disc Set) Review: A Vital Historical Document of Country Music

Austin City Limits: Country is a music fan's dream. This two-volume set comprised of 10 discs contains 164 live uncut ...
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Sundance 2021 Review: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

During the summer of 1969, a remarkable music festival was held in New York that featured some of the world's ...
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The Go-Go’s Movie Review: Girls Rock. Duh.

The Go-Go's documentary, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won two awards, “Best Music Documentary” and “Most Compelling ...
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour was in support of his album Desire, released January 5, 1976 between the two ...
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Zappa Movie Review: A Compelling Look at One of History’s Most Intriguing Musicians

From director Alex Winter of Bill and Ted fame comes Zappa, a deep dive into the life and career of ...
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Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan Movie Review

Do you listen to the Pogues? If your answer is "no" or "I'm not sure", as the holidays are upon ...
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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind DVD Review: Something Very Special

Named after Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot's 1970 breakout hit in the United States, Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni's biographical documentary ...
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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice DVD Review: A Fantastic Appreciation

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is a biographical documentary that Ronstadt was involved with as she introduces the ...
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ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas Blu-ray Review: The Rise of ZZ Top

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas is a documentary that tells the story of the band, from their ...
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Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 Movie Review: They Will Choose Farewell

In 2014, Rush (guitarist Alex Lifeson, vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee, and druumer Neil Peart) released R40, a collector's box set that ...
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The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration Blu-ray Review: Armed with Will and Determination and Grace, Too

As I wrote in my review of the documentary The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running, "On May 24, 2016, it ...
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The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running Blu-ray Review: Beating the Inevitability of Death Just a Little Bit

On May 24, 2016, it was announced that The Tragically Hip's lead singer Gord Downie had incurable brain cancer.  In ...
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Festival (1967) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Better Than Woodstock

In the early part of the 20th Century, various folklorists, including John Lomax, wandered about the country documenting the songs ...
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Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Glimpses into the Heart of the Artist

By the time Bob Dylan toured England in the Spring of 1965, he’d released five albums (two of which went ...
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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 Blu-ray Review

Murray Lerner filmed the performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, ’64, and ’65, and from those concerts created ...
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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Review

This volume of Dylan’s Bootleg Series is the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, which debuted ...
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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) DVD Review: Star-studded, Jam-packed, Mid-career Celebration of One of Rock’s Greats

The 1980s were not particularly kind to Bob Dylan.  There were a few highlights including successful tours with Tom Petty ...
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Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Snoopy’s Doghouse Edition) Soundtrack Review

Written by Greg Barbrick I look forward to the holiday season for a few reasons, and one of them is ...
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Concert Review: Michael Nesmith, The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI, 4/7/13

For years, Michael Nesmith famously avoided the concert stage, both as a solo artist and as a member of the ...
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Concert Review: An Evening with The Monkees, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 11/10/12

The Monkees 12-date tour this past fall was a bittersweet affair.  No doubt many were delighted to see the return ...
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Best of Bond…James Bond: 50 Years – 50 Tracks Review: An Outstanding Collection

Bond. James Bond. For some, it's the man itself that makes them jump up and down with delight -- personal ...
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Reflections on Paul McCartney’s ‘Live and Let Die’

James Bond films are known for many things, especially the gadgets, the girls, and the music.  John Barry's "James Bond ...
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The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman DVD Review: A Look at One of Their Most Enduring Works

By the end of 1970, The Doors were done as a live act. Jim Morrison still had the legal ramifications ...
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Glee: The Concert Blu-ray Review: Fun Performances, Lame Interludes

The Glee concert film captures a moment in time of a pop-culture phenomenon that had already started its slow march ...
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Peter Gabriel: New Blood – Live in London Blu-ray Review: The Power of the Orchestra

In 2009, Peter Gabriel came up with a very intriguing concept where he would cover an artist’s song with the ...
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Some Kind of Monster DVD Review: A Fearless Portrait of Metallica

What started out as promotional piece detailing the recording of Metallica’s next album ended up becoming not only a fearless ...
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The Love We Make DVD Review: Paul McCartney Leads the Charge to Heal a City and a Nation

When the tragedy of 9/11 occurred, Paul McCartney was sitting in an airplane on the tarmac at JFK airport. He ...
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Deep Purple with Orchestra: Live In Montreux 2011 DVD Review: They All Came out to Montreux Again

Written by Greg Barbrick It certainly makes sense for Deep Purple to record a concert live at Montreux, Switzerland. After ...
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD Review: Pulling Back the Persona to Reveal the Man

Ozzy Osbourne has become something of a cartoon character in recent years. The reality show, The Osbournes, portrayed him as ...
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD Review: A Side of Ozzy We Have Never Seen Before

Written by Greg Barbrick It has been nearly a decade since The Osbournes debuted on MTV, and since that time ...
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Ray Charles: Live in France 1961 DVD Review: The Genius in His Prime

In 1961, it’s safe to say Ray Charles was at the peak of his powers. His albums and tours were ...
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Cream: Live at Royal Albert Hall London 2005 Blu-ray Review: I’m So Glad This Was Recorded

Cream is a legendary rock trio from the late ’60s featuring bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger ...
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Book Review: Music on Film: A Hard Day’s Night by Ray Morton

Written by Kit O'Toole Back in 2000, Miramax Films reissued the classic A Hard Day’s Night in movie theaters. Since ...
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Electric Daisy Carnival Experience Movie Review: Experience It…If You Can Find It

America’s largest dance music festival has been under fire for the last year after massive fallout from the 2010 edition ...
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AC/DC: Let There Be Rock Limited Edition Blu-ray Review: Bon Scott’s Last Tour

AC/DC’s 1980 concert film Let There Be Rock captured the Bon Scott-led version of the band at what would unknowingly ...
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U2 3D Movie Review: Almost Better Than the Real Thing

U2 3D raised the bar for concert films to a whole new level. Captured during U2’s Vertigo tour of 2005/’06 ...
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The Cure: Trilogy Blu-ray Review: A Wonderfully Draining Experience, Musically and Emotionally

Recorded live on November 11th and 12th in 2002 at the Tempodrom Berlin, The Cure played a concert that had ...
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The Who: Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 DVD Review: Absolutely Brilliant

Throughout the ages, humanity has struggled to find the answers to great philosophical questions in the hopes of making sense ...
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Ladies & Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones DVD Review: A Great Introduction to the Band

The year 1972 was a pivotal one for The Rolling Stones. They spent the summer as tax exiles in France, ...
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Elvis on Tour DVD Review: Presley Goes out on a High Note in his Final Film

In 1972, Elvis Presley was still riding high from the commercial and critical rebirth that started with the ’68 Comeback ...
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Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (Special Edition) DVD Review: It’s Good to be the King

Elvis Presley was riding a major wave of success in 1970. Free of his movie obligations of the 1960s, Presley ...
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Shine A Light DVD Review: The Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese Deliver Satisfaction

Longevity in the arts can be a double-edge sword. Artists no doubt appreciate having long careers in the endeavors they ...
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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (Director’s Cut) Blu-ray Review: The Beginning of the End of the ’60s

The Woodstock Festival of 1969 was much more than a concert, unintentionally becoming the symbol of the decade’s youth/hippie movement ...
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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Marvelous Time Capsule

During the Summer of Love, the weekend of June 16-18, 1967 to be specific, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival ...
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Album Reviews: The Jayhawks: Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition)

During the '90s as country music was getting a pop polish and alternative rock was becoming mainstream, the Jayhawks were ...
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Sucker Punch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review

Zach Snyder’s latest directorial effort has had a heavy marketing effort touting its impressive visuals in advance of its theatrical ...
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Various Artists: The Best Of Bond… James Bond Music Review

Written by Chris Smits James Bond films are among my favorites. I consider myself more than a casual fan but ...
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ZZ Top: Double Down Live DVD Review: Two Shows, One Band

While not listed as an official commemoration of their 40th anniversary, Double Down Live celebrates ZZ Top and makes clear ...
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ZZ Top: Live From Texas DVD Review: Keeping the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Happy

Heading in to their 40th year, that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top continues to rock the house with ...
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Album Review: Pearl Jam: Live on Ten Legs

Pearl Jam begins the celebration of their 20th anniversary with the compilation album Live on Ten Legs, the title playing ...
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