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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 22 December 2016 at 4:50am | IP Logged | 1  


I've been spending a lot of time going through the Netflix Music docs, have I missed any that you guys recommend? Here are the ones I've hit so far:

The Wrecking Crew (Amazing)
Muscle Shoals (almost equally amazing)
Who Is Harry Nilsson
Beware of Mr. Baker
The History of the Eagles
Paul Williams Still Alive
A Band Called Death
What Happened, Miss Simone?

I also had watched most of the Classic Albums series, but I think some of them were pulled by Netflix, I didn't see them on there anymore.
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Brian Miller
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 QUOTE:
The Wrecking Crew (Amazing)
Muscle Shoals (almost equally amazing)

You've hit the nail on the head with these two. Must see.


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The History of the Eagles

To quote a Dude, "I hate the fucking Eagles", but I found this doc very well done and enjoyable. Especially Frey's candidness towards Felder. I've not read Felder's book yet, so I'm not totally aware of his side of the story.

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Shaun Barry
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I can't sing the praises of PAUL WILLIAMS: STILL ALIVE enough. Wonderful, and gave me a renewed appreciation of his talent.

The Eagles doc was great, as well.


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David Miller
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Big Star: Nobody Can Hurt Me is on Netflix until December 26. I'm a big fan of the band, so my enjoyment was largely based on how it presented information and material I already knew, so I kind of wonder how this doc works for people who aren't dedicated superfans like me or the directors. 

Weirdly it doesn't browse up under music docs, but under Biographical.  
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Jozef Brandt
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I will check out the Big Star docu before it's gone. 

The only Eagles song I have in my playlist is the one that used for the opening theme for the Hitchhiker's Radio Series (Journey of the Sorcerer), but I still found the documentary pretty enjoyable.

Another Music Doc that I should add is Mr. Blue Sky, the Jeff Lynne story.  I'm not particularly a huge ELO fan either, but he's really had a remarkable career, and the stuff about the Wiburys and the Beatles was pretty cool.  (They had lots of home video of the Wilburys rehearsing and recording).

Lastly, I just watched the Levon Helm, Ain't In It For My Health, doc.  It's a little depressing in some ways, and features a lot of hand held video, but certainly is a pretty gritty look at what his life was like the last few years.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 22 December 2016 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 6  


Not sure if it's still on, but RUSH: BEYOND THE LIGHTED STAGE was up on Netflix for a time. Fantastic, essential stuff for any RUSH fan!

Thanks for the Jeff Lynne info, Jozef... I'll be checking that one out for sure!


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Bill Collins
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Did the Rush and Jeff Lynne docs have Live From Bungalow Palace and the night at the restaurant extended piece with Neil,Alex and Geddy? The first was just Jeff and Richard Tandy playing ELO classics live in his house,the latter was the band chilling out,Alex was hilarious,it was nice to see the cameraderie between the guys after all these years.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 23 December 2016 at 8:10am | IP Logged | 8  

I watched that RUSH doc on YouTube a while back. Really good. 
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Jozef Brandt
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Rush doc was very enjoyable. Going to try to watch the Big Star one tonight. 

Here's another one that's free on YouTube.  It's called Synth Britannia, and it's all about post-punk/synthopop music scene in the UK. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK1P93r9xes




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Bill Collins
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Posted: 25 December 2016 at 2:19am | IP Logged | 10  

Josef,the Synth Britannia is part of a BBC series,Metal Britannia etc,all worth a watch.
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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 25 December 2016 at 2:40am | IP Logged | 11  


Ahhh, good to know.  Will look for the rest of them.  Merry Christmas all you crazy cats! 




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