Monday, 29 October 2012

On a Night Like This

Best Concert Movies of All Time list takes on a whole new dimension.  Here’s the list:

 1. The Last Waltz – The Band et al
 2. The Song Remains the Same – Led Zeppelin
 3. Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads
 4. Woodstock – everyone who was big at the time, and then some
 5. Rattle and Hum – U2
 6. Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
 7. Live at Pompeii – Pink Floyd
 8. Shine a Light – The Rolling Stones
 9. Sign O’ the Times – that guys whose name keeps changing
10. Bullet in a Bible – Green Day

It’s fitting that the Stones get on the list twice, as it is that Scorcese directed two of these gems.

I wish that Led Zeppelin had made another film, though.  Or maybe I just wish there were none of those lame fantasy sequences.  Zep was fantastic in concert, and so they need to be on the list.  I just wish …

Speaking of wishing, a few shows I wish I’d been at and would therefore nominate for this list:

The Concert for George
AC/DC Live at Donnington
Queen Live at Wembley
Bonnie Raitt’s Road Tested

Anyway, no quarrel with The Last Waltz topping the list.  A superb performance from a great band – a smart band who went out on top - aided by an all-star guest line up.  R.I.P. Levon

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