I liked & would recommend these rock docs, which other ones should I check out?
- Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch – This has to be THE rock doc. It ought to be the standard to which all others are held.
- Mad Tiger – I love Peelander-Z. This is a story about art, music, choosing your path, and ultimately about the bond of friendship beyond being band mates.
- Anvil! The Story of Anvil – This is wild. You feel for these guys so much. At least I do.
- Sound City – What a cross-section of rock n’ roll history. Dave Grohl is cool for putting this together.
- Searching for Sugar Man – This is a crazy story about how music can transcend time and borders, and save the artists like it saves the listener.
- It Might Get Loud – I wouldn’t list any of these guys in my favorites as far as guitarists go… but this was a damn good movie. I mean, Jimmy Page is Jimmy Page. How can you not respect his body of work?
- Beware of Mr. Baker – Fabulous just because Ginger is a wild man. Maybe even a wild animal in a man’s body.
- Flogging Molly: Whiskey on a Sunday – Mostly about Dave if I remember right. I’m a fan of the music, so it was nice to have a peek inside that world.
- The Punk Syndrome – Finland has some cool-ass social programs, one that gave us Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. Follow a punk rock band formed by cats with Autism and Down Syndrome and realize that their struggles are a whole lot like yours.
- Filmage – ALL gets such a bad rap. Ha ha. I really enjoyed this story.
- Mission to Lars – Less about being in the band, more about fandom & brotherly love.
What other ones do you like? I am sure I have missed a few. I liked that one Rush doc, I need to catch all of it. I caught the end on VH1 way back. Bonus points if these docs are “free” on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.