- Music Reviews
- October 19, 2017
Five Minutes to Live: A Tribute to Johnny Cash (Saustex Records). Review by James Mann.
Janis Joplin was the greatest blues singer of her generation. Little Girl Blue shows us what it cost her.
A nicely packaged DVD/CD set of two live Stray Cats show from the early 80s.
Country icon Jim Lauderdale is profiled in The King of Broken Hearts.
Big Star lives in this 1994 reunion concert.
Collection of Devo’s live performances and videos from the late ’70s and 1996.
Bruce Dern stars as Woody Grant, a bitter and grumpy man who believes he has won one million dollars in a sweepstakes. When his son agrees to drive him to collect his winnings the ensuing road trip becomes a journey of profound emotion.
Hearken back to the days when the family gathered around the boob tube and watched quality programming like The Dean Martin Variety Show. Six full episodes transport Tim Wardyn back to a time before he was even born, but that he still reminisces about.
Matthew Moyer declares this the best approximation of the Jesus Lizard live experience.
Thirty-five years of Soul Train on three DVDs leaves Scott Adams with a serious ’70s jones.
Scott Adams thinks Mick Taylor gets the shaft in this overview of The Rolling Stones’ career from 1969 to 1974.
Stoking the buzz-fires for their upcoming studio album, New Romantic forerunners Roxy Music have finally released a definitive video history on DVD. Steve Stav, who gave up trying to emulate Bryan Ferry’s hairstyle 20 years ago, immerses himself in The Thrill of It All.
A 10-hour look at “The Me Decade” circa 1980? This mammoth documentary has James Greene flashing back, not to those halcyon days, but watching this faded filmstrip in a high school classroom.
An impressive DVD compendium captures the dark theatrics of goth pioneers Fields of the Nephilim. Remember them like this, Matthew Moyer advises.
Anthrax is a band that metal fans already know well, and their fans will almost certainly already have picked up this DVD/CD package. But Ben Varkentine’s got something to say to the rest of you.
No one will contest the importance of John Lee Hooker in the development of rock music. Bob Cliffordson explains why another DVD of material is still essential.
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Through four decades the Brothers Gibb (aka the Bee Gees) proved themselves to be perfectly adaptable musical chameleons, taking timely musical styles and putting their own remarkable musical ear and voices to them. Brian Coles reviews this double DVD, offering live and biographical perspectives.
Aaron Shaul happily wades through The Clash’s complete videography, marvels at their turn as actors (!), and comes through it all as a bigger fan than ever before.