Quick Picks serves up verdicts on releases by The Sweet, Anais MItchell and Jefferson Hamer, Hawkwind, Quicksilver Messenger Service and “The Dutch Woodstock.”
Anybody coming in hoping for a heady dose of Jethro Tull at the band’s classic rock peak is in for … not a disappointment, but a re-education.
“A Band Called Death”Image Entertainment DVD/Blu-ray ***** The Punk Singer MPI Home Video DVD **** By Gillian G. Gaar “A Band Called Death” uncovers the hidden history of a Detroit-based rock trio that began playing punk in 1973 but had …
It’s been a banner year for Jimi Hendrix collectors. An expensive one, granted, but a banner year all the same. It began back in the spring with the release of People, Hell and Angels, the latest twelve track compilation of …
“Muscle Shoals” Magnolia Home Entertainment **** “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Anchor Bay ***** By Gillian G. Gaar “Muscle Shoals” tells the story of how one small Alabama town became a hotbed of musical innovation in blues, soul and rock. It …
Garbage produced documentaries and music videos with footage from performances, but the band never had a release dedicated solely to a concert until now.
This Beatles documentary offers familiar stories (Brian Wilson mentions how hearing “Rubber Soul” inspired him to create “Pet Sounds”), as well as some pearls.
This first-rate documentary looks back at George Martin’s incredible career as a producer, both with The Beatles and well beyond the band.
This documentary on the rise and fall of The Beatles’ Apple Records label is basically an informative view of the period from 1968 to 1975.
The deluxe edition of this set packages Harrison’s “Early Takes Volume 1” CD, DVD and Blu-ray editions of the Martin Scorcese documentary.