A short documentary on the infamous punk legend GG ALLIN. Took almost 3 years to produce due to funds (being students and from Toronto, ON Canada), crew dropping out (due to subject matter the more they got involved), Professors (that fought me and didn’t see the vision), or just problems all together. It won Best Documentary presented by CTV Canada at the Sherdian MA Awards 2008. (Source: Jay McBeth)
GG Allin‘s — a provocative Punk Rock performance artist — given name was Jesus Christ Allin. His band was called “The Murder Junkies.” Allin grew up in a log cabin in New Hampshire with a crazy and depressive father. He was arrested 52 times before he died at the age of 36, most likely because of excessive heroin use.
Dinosaur Jr. is a band known for their incredibly dense and fuzzy wall of guitar sound summoned by guitarist/singer J Mascis. Lou Barlow, bassist of Dinosaur Jr., discusses ways that he has shaped his bass sound to accompany and enhance the wall of sound without being lost in the mix. Lou also discusses Hüsker Dü’s influence, and which bass guitars and bass amplifiers he used to find his tone. Read more about Lou Barlow and Dinosaur Jr. (Source:Reverb)
Perry Farrell talks about how he records music and why he and his band created the music festival Lollapalooza in 1991.
A documentary on the rock musician, composer and filmmaker Frank Zappa, made for television in Holland.
Directed by Roelof Kiers.
This documentary charts Neil Young from his earlier days in Canada to his chart-topping international success as rock and folk superstar.
“TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears” chronicles the band’s ascent to become one of the most crucial bands of the grunge era, and delves into the legal troubles that embroiled the band’s key members before its eventual disintegration. It’s an intrugiing, and tragic, story of what could have been. The hour-and-a-half documentary was produced by Ryan Short and Adam Pease and contains archival footage that spans the band’s entire career, from the club days to the arenas. Interviews with nearly all of Tad’s members past and present (save for guitarist Gary Thorstensen is a no-show) snag the spotlight, … Read More »
On this episode of ‘VICE Talks Film,’ we sit down with Iggy Pop and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch to talk about their new documentary ‘Gimme Danger.’ The film, which has been eight long years in the making, focuses on the legendary rock band, The Stooges, and how they reinvented music as we know it. (Source: VICE)
In this rock documentary, legendary promoter Bill Graham puts together a final show at The Fillmore, San Francisco’s go-to spot for innovative Rock ‘n’ Roll in the 1960s.
G.E. Smith, of Saturday Night Live fame, on playing guitar and touring with Bob Dylan in the late 1980s and early 1990s.