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date: 11th Aug 2015

tags: Documentary, Music, Society


Alice Cooper

Calling all metalheads! Part II of Penelope Spheeris’ ground breaking Decline of Western Civilization trilogy follows the heavy metal scene in Los Angeles, with particular emphasis on the glam metal subgenre. Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley – they’re all here…

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date: 6th Aug 2015

tags: Humanities, Music


Decline and Fall of Western Civilization

Hold on to your pool chairs! All three of Penelope Spheeris’ entertaining, heartbreaking and iconic Decline of Western Civilization documentaries – the films chronicling L.A.’s hardcore punk, hair-metal and gutter-punk phenomena – have been lovingly restored!
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date: 27th Jul 2015

tags: Documentary, Music


Stones in the Park

“The Stones in the Park” is one the most legendary concerts in rock’n’roll history. Now, you can see it for yourself. “The Stones in the Park” was a free outdoor concert held in Hyde Park on the 5th of July, 1969, to introduce the Rolling Stones’s new guitarist Mick Taylor. It was the first Stones concert in two years.
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date: 11th Jun 2015

tags: Comedy, Culture, Music


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Scod, Yon and Gatesy are Tripod – one of the most popular and prolific comedy acts working in Australia today filmed their show at the WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL. This performance captures many of Tripod’s favourite songs and routines, with the boys in fine fettle.
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date: 17th Apr 2015

tags: History, Music, Politics


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Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world’s most controversial composer – Richard Wagner. But Stephen is Jewish and lost family members in the Holocaust, so can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with anti-semitism and the Nazis? Shot on location in Germany, Switzerland and Russia, the film includes unique behind-the-scenes access to the Bayreuth Festival, the annual extravaganza of Wagner’s music held in the composer’s own purpose built theatre.


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date: 6th Mar 2015

tags: Culture, Music


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“I’ve always felt that jazz and blues were true American art forms. Maybe the only really original art forms that we have.” Actor, director and composer Clint Eastwood explores his life long passion for the Blues and Jazz while showing their important influence as a modern American art. Produced by Martin Scorsese this film is the a seventh installment featuring interviews with some of history’s most famous musicians.
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date: 2nd Feb 2015

tags: Music


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IT’S RAINING PLEASURE documents a four-night reunion of seminal 1980s Australian band, The Triffids, and an impressive line-up of guest singers and performers at the Metro Theatre during the Sydney Arts Festival in January 2008. It marked the band’s first Australian concert performances in almost 20 years. The four concerts were staged to celebrate the song-writing genius of The Triffids late lead singer, David McComb, who died in February, 1999.
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date: 30th Jan 2015

tags: Music


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On January 21, 1989, on the evening following the presidential inauguration, some the biggest names in classic rhythm and blues performed at the Washington Convention Center at the Presidential Inaugural Concert. The black-tie event would be a historical moment: an official inaugural event featuring some of the finest black musicians of the ’50 and ’60s from Stax and Chess Records including Bo Diddley, Percy Sledge and Carla Thomas, along with several hotshot Texas blues guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan with Double Trouble and Jimmie Vaughan at the height of their careers. Features a six channel audio mix made from a simultaneous 24 track audio recording. A two-hour concert featuring one-hour of performances not included on the public television special.
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date: 30th Jan 2015

tags: Documentary, Music


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Malice of Clipse called it “flawless”. DJ Semtex called it “perfection”. Lupe Fiasco said, “It changed my life forever.” ‘Time is Illmatic’ cemented Nas’ unassailable skills. It was his debut. He was 17. Witnessing peers succumb to drugs, prison and worse, Nas was the urban poet who elegantly elucidated the transition from childhood to manhood in New York’s Queensbridge projects.
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date: 14th Jan 2015

tags: Documentary, Music


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The Curse of the Gothic Symphony follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian’s notorious First Symphony. Brian wrote the symphony in the 1920s. It has long been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest, longest and most challenging symphony ever composed.
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