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Of course, if you're outside the US, every single one of these comes up as "This title isn't available in your location"

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:46 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Band vs Brand - shoestring budget music documentary from last year. I recommend it because its the most ugly and depressing music documentary ever. Unsurprisingly it mostly focuses on classic rock bands but there's some punk bands and a bit of non-rock very briefly discussed.
Extensive talk of recognizable imagery, multiple versions of a band touring at the same time, tribute bands, legal disputes, audience expectations, holograms of dead rock stars, merchandise and alcohol with the band name on it.
I was in disbelief at how many people seemed positive about using holograms of dead people during live shows. Apparently some bands like Foreigner can get away with having no original members because much of their audience doesn't know who the original members were.
Never seen a documentary where the fans come out looking like the bad guys, with their often rigid expectations and need for familiarity. Really wished there was more people in there talking about bands who haven't been held back by dumb fans.

Soaring Highs And Brutal Lows - Not great but okay doc about female vocalists in metal. Most of them lean towards clean and operatic but there's a few gruntier vocalists. What made it interesting was how much they talked about music education, technique and the healthy lifestyle you need to keep singing well.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:47 (nine months ago) link

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