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Various - T-A-M-I Show: Teenage Awards Music International (Collectors Edition) (DVD)€20,00
Hailed by one music reviewer as ”the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen,” ”The T.A.M.I. Show” is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols – representing the musical moods of London, Liverpool, Hollywood and Detroit – packed the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with 2,600 screaming fans and virtually brought down the house. This is the cinematic record of that electrifying event.
Movie - Telstar (DVD)€15,00
Set against a backdrop of early 60’s London, Telstar is the story of the world’s first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal early success with Telstar – the biggest selling record of its time – before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia forced him into murder and suicide. A gay, amphetamine addicted, talented but deeply troubled soul, Meek dabbled in the occult. He is already an iconic figure in the world of British pop. Far from being a maudlin tale, this stranger than fiction true story is a satirical comic drama revealing the many sides of Joe Meek, a man who is now revered as a pioneer in the field of popular music.
TELSTAR tells the true story of one man’s pioneering efforts in the world of popular music, and his tragic downfall. Record producer and song-writing impresario Joe Meek is renowned for breaking UK artists in the American market. His biggest success came in 1962 with The Tornados’ hit ’Telstar’ which topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. This was the first time a British band had reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and catapulted Meek to industry-wide recognition. Meek was notable not only for his commercial triumphs, but also for his technical wizardry inside the recording studio. Despite possessing no actual musical ability, he revolutionised the way sound engineers made records by introducing innovative new techniques to the process. However, the success Meek enjoyed was short-lived and tainted by a catalogue of personal scandals. A drug-addicted, flamboyantly gay man (at a time when homosexuality was prohibited in the UK) with mounting debts and a fascination with the occult, Meek’s frustration led him to commit murder and, finally, suicide.
Director Nick Moran brings James Hicks’ play TELSTAR to the big screen with actor Con O’Neill in the lead role and Kevin Spacey co-starring as Meek’s business advisor, Major Banks.
Various - The T.A.M.I. Show (Collector’s Edition) (DVD)€22,00
WOW!!! VIHDOINKIN DVD:NÄ! KATSO YOUTUBE LINKKI! TÄÄ RULAA! Justifiably legendary among fans of vintage rock & roll, The T.A.M.I. Show is one of the first (and still one of the best) examples of a music movie that gets it almost exactly right.
Various - Good Rockin` Tonight-The Legacy Of Sun Records (DVD)€18,00
”Sam Phillips’s Sun Records will forever be best known as the label for which Elvis Presley made his timeless first recordings. But Sun earned its legendary status by also recording any number of other blues and rock & roll greats, including Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. This 112-minute, 2001 documentary from PBS’s American Masters series features plenty of reminiscences by Sun old-timers (including the ever-voluble Phillips, who was not, apparently, universally loved by his artists) and some vintage film footage. But the best moments come when more contemporary artists–ranging from Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, and Mark Knopfler to Live, Third Eye Blind, Ben Folds, and even Kid Rock–do their versions of Sun classics like ”Honey Don’t” and ”That’s All Right Mama.” Several of these performances can also be found on the excellent Good Rockin’ Tonight CD; the documentary is good, but if you have to make a choice, go with the CD. -Sam Graham
Historians may never agree about where and when rock ’n’ roll was born, but they do agree that an entrepreneur in the world of music named Sam Phillips began a revolution and spawned a legacy when he created Sun Records. This Memphis-based success story defined some of the most appealing roots of American popular culture with such seminal artists as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others, all reprised in this two-hour American Masters film with such performers as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Live, many accompanied by Elvis’ original sidemen, Scotty Moore and D.J. Fontana. Highlights include a moving rendition of ”Lonely Weekends” with Jerry Lee Lewis and Matchbox Twenty, and an emotional reunion of old Mississippi Delta musicians. Songs: That’s All Right (Paul McCartney), Honey Don’t (Ben Folds Five), Rock n’ Roll Ruby (Mark Knopfler), I Walk the Line (Live), My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It (Robert Plant & Jimmy Page), Blue Suede Shoes (Johnny Hallyday), Who Will the Next Fool Be (Zucchero), Cry, Cry, Cry (Third Eye Blind), Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Malcolm Yelvington and Kid Rock), Lonely Weekend (Matchbox Twenty).”