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I'm sitting here before I head off to an event this evening, working on a music project, and I've got Netflix running in the background, just going through music documentaries. Foo Fighters Back and Forth, & Keith Richards Under the Influence have played so it got me wondering, what are some of the best music/band docs that you have seen?


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Dec 12, 2017
I know this may not fall under the typical music documentary, but "Soaked in bleach" was a good one.

It's a conspiracy about Kurt Cobain's death being set up by Courtney Love.


Stay gold
Nov 21, 2016
I only really like a few corpse albums but I’ve watched this documentary 3 or for times in its 3 hour entirety. It’s a great film.



el rey del mambo
First 100
Jan 15, 2015
That's a great one. He's a trip.
Here's my favorite:


Jazz on a Summer's Day is a concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the film. The film mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival. It also features scenes of the 1958 America's Cup yacht races. The film is largely without dialog or narration (except for periodic announcements by emcee Willis Conover). The film features performances by Jimmy Giuffre, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Jack Teagarden. Also appearing are Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, Armando Peraza, and Eli's Chosen Six, the Yale College student ensemble that included trombonist Roswell Rudd, shown driving around Newport in a convertible jalopy, playing Dixieland. Many performances ran so long that the last act, Mahalia Jackson, did not appear on stage until after midnight, performing the Lord's Prayer. In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Jimmy Giuffre 3: Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall
Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious Monk, Henry Grimes, Roy Haynes
Sonny Stitt and Sal Salvador
Anita O'Day
George Shearing
Dinah Washington
Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Art Farmer
Big Maybelle
Chuck Berry
Chico Hamilton Quintet
Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars:
Trummy Young, Danny Barcelona, and Jack Teagarden
Mahalia Jackson
Ray Charles

Grateful Dude

TMMAC Addict
May 30, 2016
Hell yeah. Haven't seen this one but I just watched the first 15 min and I'm hooked already. I'm watching this tonight. Thanks!

Grateful Dude

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May 30, 2016
Sound decision. It won't last a week up on youtube ;)
Made it through....I'll be watching that again before it's pulled down. Thanks for posting, that just jumped up high on my list of favorites.

This thread reminds me that there is a great documentary called "The Genius of Lenny Breau" that is periodically hard to find on YouTube. At least it's hard to find it complete on YouTube, there may be segments or clips out there. Lenny Breau is one of my favorite guitarists, you should check that one out. And some of his music too if you haven't. I think I actually started a thread about him, I'll have to go back and look.

Grateful Dude

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May 30, 2016
Depeche Mode 101 probably, The Foo Fighters's HBO series was amazing though. U2's Rattle & Hum was brilliant too.
Wow, I haven't seen Rattle & Hum since it was first released, or it least when it was still considered "new". I remember liking it, and i had that album way back when. I haven't listened or been a fan of U2 in years, but I'd definitely be interested to watch that again.

Super Dave

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Dec 28, 2015
The most recent I've watched is Hired Guns.

It's a look at a few session artists and what it's like to be a faceless member of an album or band.

Billy Joel is a dick

Gay For Longo

*insert Matt Serra meme
Jan 22, 2016
The Last Waltz is my favorite, I'm a big fan of The Band. Lots of good guest musicians as well.

Badass documentary.
Came to say this

Will also add

Sigur Ros - Heima
Pearl Jam - imagine in Corince
Woodstock directors cut
Radiohead - Meeting people is easy

The rest id add are mostly concerts blurays

member 603

Depeche Mode 101 probably, The Foo Fighters's HBO series was amazing though. U2's Rattle & Hum was brilliant too.
Holy shit, I haven't even thought about 101 in over a decade... Rattle and Hum is one of my all time favorites, and their documentary about the 20th anniversary and making of the Achtung Baby album is phenomenal (From the Sky Down).