mir ist heute abend aufgefallen, dass ich keine interessanten dokumentationen mehr habe und dachte mir, dass es vielleicht für den ein oder anderen von nutzen wäre hier eine kleine anlaufstelle für neue reize rund um das thema musik zu schaffen.
ich mache einfach mal den anfang und poste einige dokus, die ich positiv im gedächtnis gehalten habe.
FILMAGE: The Story of the Descendents
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock’s puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love, and coffee. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows band leader/drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson and his “caffeinated retardedness” as he pushes his rotating door of bandmates to “achieve ALL,” his philosophy of going for greatness at all costs.
Until The Light Takes Us
Genre: Black Metal
Anfang der 90er Jahre entwickelte sich in Norwegen eine musikalische Subkultur, die nicht nur durch ihre düstere Interpretation von Metal-Musik auffiel, sondern auch durch eine Reihe von Kirchenbränden, Morden und Selbstmorden für Schlagzeilen sorgte. Von der Sensationspresse wurde die Black-Metal-Szene daraufhin als ein Mob amoklaufender Satanisten dargestellt, ein Ruf, der ihr bis heute anhaftet. Aaron Aites und Audrey Ewell gelingt mit UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US ein ebenso intimer wie verstörender Einblick in die Szene, der weder glorifiziert noch verurteilt. Etliche Protagonisten der Bewegung, wie Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell (DARKTHRONE) und Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes (BURZUM), kommen zu Wort und erzählen ihre Geschichte des Black Metal.
Such Hawks Such Hounds
Genre: Psychedelic/Stoner Rock
Such Hawks Such Hounds explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground circa 1970-2007, focusing on the psychedelic and '70s proto-metal-derived styles that have in recent years formed a rich body of unclassifiable sounds. Including Bands like Kyuss, OM, Sleep and more.
Last Days Here
Genre: 70’s Hard Rock
Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back.
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey
An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.
A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.
Metal Evolution (Miniserie)
Genre: Metal (Subgenre variiert je nach Episode)
Metal Evolution presents 11 episodes based on the ground-breaking Heavy Metal Family Tree. This 26 sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the Chart as his road map, host/producer and metalhead turned anthropologist Sam Dunn, crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of heavy metal across its 40+ year history and beyond. From bars and back alleys to the biggest open air festivals, Sam will visit the pioneers of British and American hard rock who laid metals sonic foundation, as well as the current leaders of contemporary metal. Whether you love metal, documentaries or just great stories, Metal Evolution is the ultimate examination into the history of Heavy Metal music.
A Band Called Death
A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970’s to San Francisco now, the world’s best scratchers, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. Scratch starts with an origin story. Grand Wizard Theodore (the “Thomas Edison of the movement”) recalls the day, way back in 1975, when his grandmother told him to turn down the music he was making in front of his Bronx River Houses apartment. In order to hear her, he put his hand on the turntable, holding the record in place. As he moved his hand, slightly, a new sound rose up. And so, he smiles, scratching was born.
Sonic Highways (Miniserie)
Genre: Blues, Rock, Hardcore, Jazz… (variiert je nach Episode)
In this documentary miniseries, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters set out on an eight-city road trip to explore and reconnect with America’s musical identity while creating the band’s eighth album in the process.
Genre: Rock, Metal, Punk
A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.
The Defiant Ones
Genre: Rock, HipHop
The Defiant Ones tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre — one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton — and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. The series includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am, as well as Dre and Iovine themselves, and is essential viewing for anyone interested in the history of hip-hop and modern pop.
HipHop Evolution (Miniserie)
Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre’s dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.
Genre: Post Punk
In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death. Now thirty years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that resonates fiercely in today’s heavily careerist music industry and over-mediated pop culture.
Seven Ages of Rock (Miniserie)
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Each episode focused on one type of rock music, each typified by one or two artists or bands.
Ab 18 - Musik auf dem Index
1960 passierte es zum ersten Mal: Eine Schallplatte landete auf dem Index. Seitdem sind hunderte Tonträger indiziert worden: Die Liste der Verbote ist ein Spiegelbild des deutschen Zeitgeists. Die Dokumentation von Frank Diederichs zeigt eindrücklich, wie Indizierungen bis heute immer wieder einen wichtigen Anlass zur Auseinandersetzung mit gesellschaftlichen Normen bieten.
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
Genre: Rock, Punk
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band’s history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo tapes through the creation of their 2011 album, “Wasting Light.”
Beware of Mr. Baker!
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Beware of Mr. Baker! is a movie starring Ginger Baker, Femi Kuti, and Eric Clapton. Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound.
A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead.
Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock
Selling over 200 million records worldwide, Pink Floyd has produced some of the most celebrated music in Rock history. Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason were at the frontier of the progressive rock movement; wielding a unique and revolutionary sound that pushed the boundaries of musical expression, mixing the newest techniques and technology with classic guitar riffs, powerful solos and haunting vocals. Pink Floyd s music was inimitable, psychedelic and utterly astounding. Throughout a career spanning nearly four decades, Pink Floyd have produced innumerable masterpieces, enjoyed tremendous success, suffered great tragedy and endured a bitter and public division which became legendary in its self. This is a tale of the rise of one of the greatest rock bands in the world. The programme includes very personal contemporary interviews with the band which is dispersed between rare footage clips of them on stage and on video. This is the definitive story of Pink Floyd, from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to The Division Bell and all stops in between.
Genre: Electro, Jungle, Pop, HipHop, uvm.
808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It’s the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever… by accident. It’s the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world’s top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it’s sound continues to deliver dancefloor smashing beats today.
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Generally unheralded at the time, the early 1980s hardcore punk rock scene gave birth to much of the rock music and culture that followed. There would be no Nirvana, Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers were it not for hardcore pioneers such as Black Flag, Bad Brains and Minor Threat. Hardcore was more than music—it was a social movement created by Reagan-era misfit kids. The participants constituted a tribe unto themselves—some finding a voice, others an escape in the hard-edged music. And while some sought a better world, others were just angry and wanted to raise hell. AMERICAN HARDCORE traces this lost subculture, from its early roots in 1980 to its extinction in 1986.
David Bowie: Five Years
Explore five key years from the extensive career of the ever-evolving rock provocateur David Bowie, drawing upon his personal archives.
EMI: The Inside Story
Genre: Rock, Punk, Pop, New Wave
Documentary about the record company that brought the Beatles to the world and has been instrumental in producing some of Britain’s most celebrated and enduring music.
Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Electronic
Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany’s gruesome past - but that didn’t stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.
Metal Machine Music: Nine Inch Nails and the Industrial Uprising
Genre: Industrial, Industrial Rock/Metal
Providing inspiration for the title of this DVD. Lou Reed’s 5th solo album split opinion dramatically upon its release in 1975, but while many saw it as a contractual obligation designed to shock the listener, its long term influence has been nothing short of startling.
The likes of Genesis P-Orridge and Throbbing Gristle in London, Cabaret Voltaire in Sheffield however, were concurrently performing a UK brand of what would soon be termed “industrial,” and these seeds collectively not only assisted and influenced the rapid rise of that period’s Punk assault, they also moved electronic music into a new era. A new era that would run its own course and influence greatly an American drift in the mid-1980s towards a home-grown, danceable variety of electro-industrial rock, with the remarkable Nine Inch Nails at its heart and soul.
This film traces the fascinating history of industrial rock, via its 1970s origins, through its enormous rise to prominence in America in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, with NIN as the focal point, to culminate with the current activities of Trent Reznor as he uses marketing and promotional initiatives in a manner just as creative as the music he continues to compose.
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Genre: HipHop, Rap
Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers’ insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Electronic
Following a generation of post-punk musicians who went to form successful electronic bands in the 70s and 80s and had a profound impact on present day music.