Sunday, February 22, 2009

Epic Rockumantary Added to the Annals of Rock History

The most important bands in the history of Rock and Roll often document their story in the form of video documentary, or 'rock'umentaries. Among the most well known are:

Monterey Pop - 1968 concert film documenting the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival
Gimme Shelter - a 1970 documentary chronicling the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour
The Decline of Western Civilization - a 1981 American documentary about the Los Angeles punk rock scene from '79 to '81.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten - a documentary film Joe Strummer, the lead singer of The Clash
Shut Up and Sing - a film that follows the all-woman Texas-based country music trio the Dixie Chicks over three years

Thanks to YouTube, economical video editing software, and lots of spare time... we now have:
'The Builders and the Butchers: Deep Inside (Parts 1 and 2)'. In the video, you'll see the band deal with serious challenges that face a band on tour like van life, sharing, politeness, and the flu. You'll also see the introduction of Harvey's new banjo and a controversy over name pronunciation almost tears the band apart in part 2.

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