Category “Music”

Pirate Radio

This is a short 16 minute documentary from Vice exploring London’s original and current illegal underground radio...

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Pump Up the Volume

Documentary on the history of house music, from its early days as NY disco to the massive European and International scene it has become, via the major people and clubs who pushed it...

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Anvil! The Story Of Anvil

ANVIL! THE STORY OF ANVIL is the sensitive and irresistibly funny story of unsung heroes of Canadian heavy metal Anvil. Jewish teenagers Robb Reiner and Steve "Lips" Kudlow met in the mid-seventies in a Toronto high school and soon decided that rock was their destiny. Anvil was forged. The band gained a cult following among heavy metal enthusiasts during the eighties, but never really made it in the often cruel and clueless mainstream rock circuit. Not withstanding a plethora of eager fans including Metallica and Guns ‘N' Roses, who have frequently cited Anvil as a source of inspiration,...

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Johnny Cash: The Last Great American

Johnny Cash was born in Arkansaw in 1932 during the American depression, rural living was hard and the Cash family was dirt poor. His father rode the rails traveling the length and breath of the country by train in search of work. This BBC film sets about profiling the life of this American legend and reveals how he managed to achieve such greatness having come from such...

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Prince: The Glory Years

Prince: The Glory Yearsis a documentary film which reviews and re-captures this golden decade and with the aid of his friends, colleagues, fellow musicians and other notable contributors, helps discover why Prince Rodgers Nelson simply stole the ’80s. This documentary primarily focuses on Prince’s creative and commercial output during the 1980’s, with anecdotes provided by several of the key collaborators of the era, some great insight is provided into the inner workings of the 1980’s Purple Reign. Packed with live performance and studio footage, rare photographs and new...

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Borrowed Blues

A short film looking at how most popular music has been borrowed from the blues. The film also asks, do we naturally copy & borrow in order to learn &...

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Copyright Criminals

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law and billions of dollars. Long before people began posting their home-made video mashups on the websites like Youtube and vimeo, hip-hop musicians were perfecting the art of audio montage through sampling. Sampling (riffing) is as old as music itself, but new technologies developed in the 1980s and 1990s made it easier to reuse existing sound recordings. Hip-hop acts like Public Enemy, De La Soul and the Beastie Boys created complex...

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The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith

A 1-hour Documentary looking at the Manchester post-punk group and its infamous leader Mark E Smith. The Film follows the current band recording their final Session for the John Peel Show (they were his favourite group and recorded more sessions than any other band) as well as chronicling the chaotic history of the band & its numerous line-up changes. Featuring John Peel, Stewart Lee, Marc ‘Lard’ Riley alongside The...

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The Kate Bush Story

This BBC film sets about exploring Kate Bush's musical career which stretches from Wuthering Heights released in 1978 to her most recent album 50 Words for Snow which came out in 2011. Through a number of interviews with fellow musicians we get a good understanding of how she made a name for herself and grew over the years. Contributors include David Gilmour from Pink Floyd as well as Del Palmer her engineer and ex-partner several others including Elton John, Stephen Fry many...

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