Punk, Pop, and Pink Floyd: Attack of the Rock DVD’s
With three DVDs scheduled for release February 22 and one on March 22, MVD Visual has a month of rock history comin’ atcha’. And, since we’re mining clichés, there’s something for every taste, from pop to punk.
How can you resist a documentary from a label named Sexy Intellectual? That’s what to look for when you seek Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd? The Strange Case of Waters and Gilmour. Going back to the 1970’s, Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd? takes a look at a group known for being experimental and sometimes a bit odd. Pink Floyd has had a lasting influence on rock music, with many bands (Linkin Park, Radiohead) following in its members’ gigantic footsteps. Examining what caused the group’s demise, Whatever Happened to Pink Floyd? The Strange Case of Waters and Gilmour travels in time from the seventies through 2010, and includes interviews with band members (Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright), associates, friends, and journalists, as well as both classic and rare performance footage. (Release: February 22, 2011)
Fans of Depeche Mode will find 157 minutes of nostalgia on the two-disc set Rewind: Depeche Mode - 30 Years at the Edge. Formed in 1980, the group’s original members were Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, and Vince Clarke (who left in 1981 and was replaced with Alan Wilder). Depeche Mode (and synthesizers) has served as inspiration to a number of acts (Pet Shop Boys, Marilyn Manson) and to “the creators of thousands of dance and techno records.” Threaded throughout the documentary that traces their rise in the world of electronic music is “an array of performance and studio footage,” band member interviews culled from archives, and interviews with observers and collaborators, including Thomas Dolby and Gary Numan. (Release: February 22, 2011)Continued on the next page