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#439837 - 11/23/17 07:30 AM [Off-Topic] Your Favourite Music Documentaries
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#439987 - 11/23/17 12:32 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Nice to see Spinal Tap listed laugh

Here's one of my favourites, Synth Britannia:

https://youtu.be/TK1P93r9xes

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#440035 - 11/23/17 05:30 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Kent - PG Music]
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BB King's life is chronicled on Netflix entitled "The Life Of Riley". ( BB's real name was Riley ) Great musical documentary.

Another good one is: "Austin To Boston" which follows some young folks across the US in VW Microbuses in pursuit of music.

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#440108 - 11/23/17 10:37 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Hi guys. Keep em coming! I am always on the lookout for stuff to watch on YouTube or Netflix. Watched the glen Campbell one the other day. It was completely wonderful.

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#440155 - 11/24/17 04:30 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: JoanneCooper]
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George Harrison, The Eagles, Tom Petty and many others are on NetFlix.

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#440245 - 11/24/17 10:35 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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I loved The Wrecking Crew. The one about Tom Petty is fantastic. There's also a really good one about the Carter family - can't recall the name of it right now. There's also a very good one about the Everly Brothers. I love music documentaries. I've just seen so many that I can't remember all the titles.
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#440323 - 11/24/17 04:33 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Thanks for sharing this list! Very inspiring to see how many documentaries are available. Nice to see the list have a respectable honorable mentions list too!
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#440336 - 11/24/17 05:15 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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If you have NetFlix, search under the category MUSIC. There are dozens of music docs.

Also on YouTube.

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#440347 - 11/24/17 06:29 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Chasing Trane, PBS Documentary
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#440359 - 11/24/17 07:48 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Freddy Mercury - was on PBS some time ago ... to me, he's a legend. What musical talent can get any better than Queen? All credits to Freddy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

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#440456 - 11/25/17 05:34 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: MikeK]
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#440491 - 11/25/17 08:13 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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YouTube has multiple docs on the Beatles. I watched an excellent one on Johnny Cash the other day.

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#440579 - 11/25/17 01:57 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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I have to second the Freddy Mercury documentary. smile It was pretty fantastic.
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#440865 - 11/26/17 05:51 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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This weekend I am watching Ron Howard’s PBS documentary “Eight Days a Week” about The Beatles. For right now it is my favorite.

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#440866 - 11/26/17 06:02 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Can you provide a link to Freddie video?
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#440970 - 11/27/17 09:40 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Lots to choose from but none I enjoyed more that "I'll Be Me" Glenn Campbell's last tour.

This link is for Netflix, not sure if it will work.

I'll Be Me

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#440974 - 11/27/17 10:42 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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I actually liked many of the ones mentioned and quite a few not.

One of the coolest music documentaries was the series Behind The Music. It was on one of those cable music channels a few years back. Since it was an hour, I would watch the show even if the artist/band was not among my list of favorites.

Being an old Pink Floyd fan, the documentary about Dark Side was particularly interesting. An album way ahead of it's time and an all time classic.
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#440991 - 11/27/17 12:05 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Netflix "The Winding Stream" is about the Carter Family and their influence on Country music. It includes the life of Johnny Cash who married June Carter.

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#441027 - 11/27/17 03:39 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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One Trick Pony (grin)..

They tried selling it as a movie, but there were no main actors really.

It did feature quite a bit of Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Tony Levin, and Richard Tee both playing and 'behind the scenes' touring scenes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-Trick_Pony_(film)
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#441029 - 11/27/17 03:53 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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"Still Bill"

The Bill Withers story. It is a delight (as is he).


"It's okay to head out for Wonderful.
But on your way to Wonderful, you're gonna pass through "All Right".
And when you get to All Right, take a good look around and get used to it.
'Cause that may be as far as you're gonna go..."

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#441034 - 11/27/17 04:18 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Originally Posted By: Don Gaynor
George Harrison, The Eagles, Tom Petty and many others are on NetFlix.


Yep....those (3) came to mind.
Without getting too verbose I would add Kansas as a fav also.

Carry on....
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#444456 - 12/11/17 08:08 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Last night PBS ran EIGHT DAYS A WEEK directed by Ron Howard. About the Beatles through '66 when they stopped touring. Good one for Beatle fans.
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#444501 - 12/12/17 03:37 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
Last night PBS ran EIGHT DAYS A WEEK directed by Ron Howard. About the Beatles through '66 when they stopped touring. Good one for Beatle fans.


We saw that one a couple of weeks ago. Very well done!
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#444557 - 12/12/17 07:28 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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20 Feet From Stardom and Running Down A Dream are our top two.

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#444632 - 12/12/17 11:41 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
About the Beatles through '66 when they stopped touring.


I saw that and other clips asking them why they stopped touring, and to be honest, they made the right call. Going out and playing "She Loves You" had to be really taxing for them because they wanted to do much more complex stuff. And then they finally did, it couldn't be replicated with just the 4 of them (and Billy Preston). Can you imagine the size of the touring group it would have taken to do the Sgt Pepper album from top to bottom? I am SO fortunate to have seen them in concert.

And what they said was true. You couldn't hear anything but screaming.
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#447225 - 12/25/17 06:30 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Here's a few that I've seen recently that have not yet been mentioned here:

Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Family Band - The Cowsills Story

Steely Dan - "Aja" The Making Of:

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#447247 - 12/25/17 10:11 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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I really enjoyed “Keep on keeping on” on Netflix. A documentary about 90 plus year old jazz legend Clark Terry who still teaches and encourages students. The film documents the relationship between Clark and young blind pianist Justin Kauflin. Most enjoyable.

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#447289 - 12/26/17 08:15 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Hired Gun is on Netflix right now and it focuses on side-players in rock. Particular focus on Billy Joel’s drummer, Liberty somethingorotuer and on Rudy Sarzo, and various players that Alice Cooper has hired over the years. I’m not really into that music but it was interesting to hear from these folks.

There is also a great documentary on Rush right now on Netflix right now.


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#447302 - 12/26/17 10:47 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Quote:
Liberty somethingorotuer


That would be Liberty DeVito.
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#447438 - 12/27/17 07:35 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: jford]
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Liberty somethingorotuer


That would be Liberty DeVito.


That’s it!

He is kind of the only one that they feature that isn’t hard rock. I found the interviews with Rudy Sarzo (bass player for Ozzy Osborne, Whitesnake, others) to be particularly and surprisingly soul-stirring.

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#447459 - 12/27/17 08:08 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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I've seen Liberty DeVito play with Billy Joel in concert and he pounds the hell out of those drums, but it sounds great.
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#449824 - 01/07/18 09:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Just watched the documentary on Netflix on Rush. What a great documentary. So interesting to watch such a hard working band of “nerds”. You would never think that a rock band could consist of nerds! Completely devoted to each other.

Such talented musicians just sticking to their guns. Fascinating. Was never into their music but have now downloaded their albums am going to give them a listen. Incredible lyrics.

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#449843 - 01/08/18 03:01 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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So this is the thread that won't die.

Thanks for starting it Mike!

I also love music documentaries, and have seen most of those mentioned here. Most of those I enjoyed.

Here are two of my favorites not mentioned by posters. Both are available on youtube.

The first is probably my favorite music documentary. It lasts just under 27 minutes. It was made by the Canadian government !!!

"Lonely Boy" is about Paul Anka, who was born and grew up in Ottawa.

Like many documentaries that set out to attractively feature the artist or group, it does that. But it also shows some very interesting sides to Anka's personality (he's under 21) and especially unveils his manager Irving Feld.

I'm sure Irving Feld has passed away now, but he's who I would wish was my manager.

He's over-the-top, really enthusiastic about Paul. He's planning for Paul's career when he's grown. Clearly he was also honest. (!!!) (That's UNUSUAL!)

I don't think it's coincidental that Anka has had a 6 decade career and is rich.

(After Ray Charles signed with ABC-Paramount, Irving Feld became his manager too. Ray Charles had a nearly 6 decade career, ended by his death, and became rich despite having serious drug habits.)

But none of that is what makes this my favorite music documentary. It's the footage devoted to the fans, almost entirely girls. I've never seen anything like it. There's an intimacy between the camera and the young women. Of course, like everyone else, I've seen thousands of video shots of fainting, screaming girls (Elvis, Beatles, etc.).

In this one you can watch these women melt, slowly. At first the guys (brothers, dates, fathers) are watching the girls. But they get sucked in too.

The cops initially (especially the older ones) are watching the audience (their job). Within a few minutes, they're too fixated on Anka.

For a brief time, they cut the PA sound and you hear only the sound in the audience. (I love that!)

Maybe the best moment: Paul gets a girl on stage and sings to her. While he's doing this, you get to see the girls in the audience, each one dying, wishing that girl was her.

For me, the fact the these girls (at least the ones still with us) are in their 70's (older than me) is mind blowing.

I try to remember this documentary when I see latest greatest teen idol berated as a lightweight. I'm continually amazed at the power of music.

(If this seems effusive, it's because I found the video on the internet and watched it again. The things I liked about it seemed even better than when I last saw it over a decade ago.)


The second documentary is about someone I'd never heard of. (I've never lived in Los Angeles.)

"The Mayor Of Sunset Strip" is about a disc jockey, Rodney Bingenheimer. A large portion of the doc is also about Kim Fowley, who I did know about. I regarded him as a talented music producer and an extreme degenerate.

The documentary addressed part of his musical "talent"; my opinion was unchanged. As to my opinion of him as an extreme degenerate, after this documentary, I feel I was much too kind. (Kim Fowley has passed away.)

This one depresses me, and makes me sad.

The number and variety of musical artists in this film is staggering. (Probably, the most I've ever seen in a documentary. I'm excluding Ken Burns multipart PBS series "Jazz", that is also one of the best I've ever seen. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

This documentary shows how the music business (that's BUSINESS) sucks people in, and spits them out.

-->It's NSFW<-- PLEASE NOTE THIS!

If I had a child 12 or above who wanted to be a professional musician, I would would sit down with my child and watch it. (Nowadays, I would probably be arrested for child abuse, but I would risk it.) I would want my child to know what to avoid. (You can't assume your child will end up with an Irving Feld.)

Heartbreaking but excellent.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrdqWM5X2zg "Lonely Boy"

NSFW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EDp2oHQaRI "The Mayor of The Sunset Strip"

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#450016 - 01/08/18 10:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Le Miz]
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I have three exceptional examples saved to DVR. The links point to IMDb entries which give media-centric information. They occasionally appear on YouTube, and I have provided links if I could find them; however, they are ephemeral.

Soundbreaking: Going Electric.

The series is a documentary about various aspects of contemporary music history. “Going Electric” focuses on electronic music, particularly the development of the electronic synthesizer, and absolutely transformed my understanding of the subject. It centered on two geniuses who created a massive analog synth called Tonto and what Stevie Wonder did with it. His album Songs In The Key Of Life was part of the transformative result. There is much more, all of which I found fascinating.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5363054/

[Trailer only] https://youtu.be/fLw9XCR2ssc.

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution

Musicologist Howard Goodall takes us through the creation and recording of the revolutionary album, with history and cultural insights I was unaware of, and illustrating musical concepts which I was intuitively aware of, but hadn’t thought through fully, on keyboard. There is narration, interviews, early videos, and more.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6970188/

https://youtu.be/YPVxYXKk-l4

David Gilmour: Wider Horizons

[From IMDb] “Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour discusses his childhood, family life, early career and process for the creation of his fourth solo album Rattle That Lock.” I have always been fascinated by the sounds of Pink Floyd and the creative processes behind them. It was a huge revelation to learn that his wife is the author of the evocative lyrics in many of his songs. We also get a look inside his floating studio, which came into existence as a Victorian-era private concert hall.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5172570/

https://youtu.be/gC3BKmvN1bUJ


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#450164 - 01/09/18 02:17 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Ryszard]
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A very important family in Country music was The Carter Family.

Mother Maybelle wrote the guitar tune "Wildwood Flower" which is learned by many guitarists somewhere along their learning process.

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I composed "Maybelle" in her memory along with the beautiful guitar work of forum mate ROG in the UK.

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#450188 - 01/09/18 04:25 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Not necessarily classics, but last week I watched:
Keith Richards: Under the influence (interesting and fun - not finished watching yet)
Gaga:Five Foot Two (I really enjoyed this although I found her a little sad - seriously likable but remarkably insecure lady)
Quartet (Beautiful movie - maybe a little sensitive for this forum!:-))
Whitney: Can I Be Me (The perils of being at the top - fast living and everyday acceptance of vast amounts of drugs and booze on a lady who seemed to be a lovely person who was destined for fame with her family pedigree.)

I enjoyed them all.


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#450453 - 01/11/18 03:21 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Documentary on the birth and emergence of the soul music industry in the late 1950's, along the 12-block stretch of Chicago's South Michigan Avenue known as "Record Row."
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#452389 - 01/20/18 07:57 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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#452408 - 01/20/18 10:05 AM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Excellent article, Donny.
I enjoyed that.
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#452446 - 01/20/18 12:01 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Just watched the documentary on Netflix on Rush. What a great documentary. So interesting to watch such a hard working band of “nerds”. You would never think that a rock band could consist of nerds! Completely devoted to each other.

Such talented musicians just sticking to their guns. Fascinating. Was never into their music but have now downloaded their albums am going to give them a listen. Incredible lyrics.


Joanne, there probably isn't another 3 person rock band in history where two of the members would be listed in the top 5 on their instruments by others that play the same. Alex Lifeson doesn't get the credit he deserves for staying out of the way of Neil Peart and Geddy Lee. Had he had the intricate melodic chops of the other two (yes, Neil Peart is a 'melodic' drummer), the music of Rush probably would have gotten too crowded and kept them mostly under the radar. Think Dream Theater for too many virtuosos in a single band. Yep, you probably haven't heard of them.

Some of Rush's lyrics are borne out of fantasy literature wannabe behavior, but others are incredibly prescient, or at least, perceptive social commentary. The one that sticks out in my mind the most is 'Subdivisions': Circa 1982

Sprawling on the fringes of the city
In geometric order
An insulated border
In between the bright lights
And the far unlit unknown

Growing up it all seems so one-sided
Opinions all provided
The future pre-decided
Detached and subdivided
In the mass production zone
Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone

Subdivisions --
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out
Subdivisions --
In the basement bars
In the backs of cars
Be cool or be cast out
Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth

Drawn like moths we drift into the city
The timeless old attraction
Cruising for the action
Lit up like a firefly
Just to feel the living night

Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory
Of lighted streets on quiet nights

Subdivisions --
In the high school halls
In the shopping malls
Conform or be cast out
Subdivisions --
In the basement bars
In the backs of cars
Be cool or be cast out

Any escape might help to smooth
The unattractive truth
But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth

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Love that song!
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#456040 - 02/06/18 01:23 PM [Off-Topic] Re: Your Favourite Music Documentaries [Re: pghboemike]
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Loc: New Jersey
Thunder Soul

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-bSBqgJbTQ


Presented by Jamie Foxx, 'Thunder Soul' follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old "Prof," their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school's struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

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Video - 202 NEW RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac we also released 202 NEW RealTracks (in Sets 278-300)!

Listen to all the individual demos here: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.202newrealtracks.htm, or watch our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - 202 New RealTracks Overview Video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=7ZrfGSqjaOU

Get all 202 new RealTracks when you purchase any Band-in-a-Box® 2018 UltraPAK, Audiophile Edition, or the PlusPAK upgrade - on sale until May 31st!

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Video - The Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac boasts over 50 new features and enhancements... including the Build-in Audio Chord Wizard!

The Audio Chord Wizard has been redesigned and is now built into Band-in-a-Box®. Previously, the Audio Chord Wizard was a separate app and not tightly integrated into Band-in-a-Box®. This app is still available from the [Audio Chord Wizard] toolbar button, but the improved built-in Audio Chord Wizard can be accessed from the Audio Edit window.

Watch our latest video to learn more: Video link - Audio Chord Wizard in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac

Video - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - Everything You Need to Know in Under 5 Minutes!

Want to quickly see the new features included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac in action?

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*The video includes an extra 2 minutes for the 49-PAK! The first 5 minutes show you all of the great new features and content available with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac®, and it's followed by additional video showing off the 2018 49-PAK for Mac.

Xtra Styles PAKs are ON SALE until May 31st!

Xtra Styles PAK 4 was initially released with our Windows version of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, and with the release of our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac, we're having a sale!

Xtra Styles PAK 4 has over 150 RealStyles for Rock-Pop, Jazz, Country, and 'Folk and Beyond' styles, which work with the RealTracks included in any Band-in-a-Box® version 2017 or higher UltraPAK/UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition!

We've put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE until May 31st! Purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49) http://www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=mac

Listen to all the demos of these new Xtra Styles here, or check out this video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=Zl_wr47d2V0

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac - 45 Requests Fulfilled!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac is here, and there's more than 80 new features! We've answered some user requests with this release, including:

Q. I am learning guitar. The RealTracks are very helpful in that I can hear great guitar players, and most of the tracks have tab and notation as well. But there is much more to guitar, could you include some videos of some of the RealTracks Artists? Because I would learn much more from seeing a guitarist than just hearing them.

A. We have a major new feature called "Video RealTracks." These work and sound like RealTracks, but you get to see a video of the Guitarist (or whatever instrument) playing as well. The amazing thing is that this works with any chord progression you type in. So, if you want to learn to play like the great guitarist Brent Mason, for example, you can type in chords to any progression you are interested in, and then hear and see a video of Brent soloing over your progression. Now you can learn much quicker, as it helps to see how a musician is performing, as well as to hear.

Q. I use the feature to make a video of the chord sheet from a Band-in-a-Box song. I use it to make backing tracks and upload them to YouTube. But these don't include any notation for the melody and lyrics of my songs. My viewers would like to see the melody and lyrics too. Is there a way you can include the melody in the video? I've tried recording this with screen capture programs, but it's time consuming, recording in real time, and the audio quality and sync are not that good.

A. Yes, Band-in-a-Box 2018 can do this now. You can save your song as a video of the notation track. So that includes the notation, guitar tab, and lyrics. And saving the whole video and audio just takes a few seconds, much faster than real time recording. Just load in your song with chords, melody, lyrics, and/or guitar tab, and press Save-As Notation Video. Your song will be up on YouTube in no time!

Q. I am songwriter and uses Band-in-a-Box to make backing tracks for my productions. I'm starting to make videos and upload them to YouTube. Can Band-in-a-Box help with my production videos?

A. Band-in-a-Box 2018 can now make videos with Video RealTracks, of the musicians performing the RealTracks. And they are playing along to your song's chord progression. You can include these videos in your own song performance, which adds a nice visual element.

Q. I use the Audio Harmonies in Band-in-a-Box. But I find the harmonies simplistic, in that they are mainly using chord tones. The Band-in-a-Box MIDI harmonies are more sophisticated, using passing tones. Why can't my Audio Harmonies work like that?

A. We've added support for new types of Audio Harmonies in the Audio Edit Window. These do allow you to choose any Band-in-a-Box MIDI harmony that has passing tones or sophisticated jazz voicings (adding 4 parts to make a 5-part jazz voicing for example). Band-in-a-Box automatically figures out the MIDI version of your melody so it uses this to create the harmonies.

Q. The new toolbar is nice, but needs more color options. Too much grey! How about skins?

A. We've added support for skins, and you can choose color or grey scale options for toolbar, mixer etc.

And more!!!

All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac can be reviewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.new.htm

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac is Here - Up to 40% off Upgrades!

Just released: Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac with over 50 new features, 202 New RealTracks, 40 NEW Video RealTracks, 32 new MIDI SuperTracks, 108 new Instrumental Studies, 8 new Artist Performances, 52 new loops, and 40 AmpliTube presets with 37 associated styles!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac Upgrade purchases until May 31, 2018 - save up to 40% when you purchase your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac Upgrade!

This year we are celebrating 30 YEARS of Band-in-a-Box®! We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons: www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.bonuspaks_2018.htm

If you check out http://www.pgmusic.com/bbmac.packages.htm, you'll see the new 2018 package options available. To summarize:

Band-in-a-Box® Pro $129
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