New Videos Offer Rock History Bonanza - Page 2
Released in May, Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers: Live in New York City (released May 17) offers 16 songs by former Squeeze writer/guitarist/singer Tilbrook and his band. There are nine songs previously recorded by Squeeze and 7 from Tilbrook’s solo albums. The DVD was recorded during a performance at “an intimate downtown club” and Tilbrook entertains with stories about the songs and a bit of music history.
Here We Are in the Years: Neil Young’s Music Box looks at the hugely popular and highly original Neil Young and his nearly half-century contribution to rock (and a variety of other genres). The feature is two hours and “an independent review and requires autonomous editorial control. It is not associated with or approved by Neil Young, his management or record label.” Here We Are in the Years explores artists who have influenced Young, and artists he has influenced. It traces Young’s career from its earliest days to the present.
Another unauthorized title, Radiohead: arms & legs, The Story So Far, offers two films, the first tracing “the development, recording, release, and aftermath” of OK Computer, the second a history of the group from its earliest days (it’s been nearly two decades since their debut album).
Two hours of performances and extras are featured on One Night Only: The A.I.M.S Gala Live at the Royal Albert Hall, an evening of music with Bill Wyman, Ron Wood, Elvis Costello, Chrissie Hynde, and Chris Rea. Included is a special feature Access to All Areas, a documentary retrospective look at the AIMS project and some of the musical artists it helped launch, and featuring stand-up sketches and spoofs.
Also under the “One Night Only” banner is Willie and the Poor Boys, a film made on March 11 and 12, 1985, featuring performances by a group of popular artists who had gathered together to record an album for the Ronnie Lane Appeal for A.R.M.S. Included in the line-up were Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Kenney Jones, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, Chris Rea, Andy Fairweather-Low, Geraint Watkins, Mickey Gee, and Henry Spinetti. Watch for Ringo Starr doing a turn as “the janitor.” In addition to the songs performed by this amazing collection of musicians, there is a thirty-minute making-of documentary.Continued on the next page