View Full Version : any good indie/punk/hip hop DVDs?
01-24-2005, 08:53 PM
Since these are my fave genre's, I'm curious to know if there are any decent DVDs of this format.
By that I mean really nicely mixed 5.1 soundtracks, asa I've seen a few indie and punk DVD's and their quality is pretty so-so (understandable as they don't have the money lioke scum like U2, ColdPlay etc...
I was disappointed with the Sonic Youth DVD only being in stereo as they're the sorta band that could benefit from a 5.1 mix. The Pixies DVD is great, and a killer Jon Spenser DVD is DEFINTELy on the cards? Has anyone seen that Yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah yeahs DVD ? Is the WuTang DVD in 5.1?
01-25-2005, 06:24 AM
If hiphop beef interests you then get the Beef dvds
for live concerts then id say the Up In Smoke Tour dvd looks and sounds nice
01-25-2005, 11:47 AM
The only hip-hop dvd I've got is the Nas Made You Look: God's Son Live one and isn't really that good. Here's an upcoming one that's looks quite interesting though:Served 3 (http://www.dvdserved.com/)
01-25-2005, 11:55 AM
a killer Jon Spenser DVD is DEFINTELy on the cards?
What do you mean? Is there a Jon Spencer DVD coming or are you just hoping one is coming? I would love to pick up a SPencer DVD- the Blues Explosion is a great live act- always great to see a theremin solo! -and their CD 'Orange' is one of my all-time favorites. Also wouldn't mind seeing some Pussy Galore stuff if there's any quality footage available.
01-25-2005, 01:55 PM
The STONES THROW 101 DVD/CD double-disc set is def. worth the money. A great mix CD by Peanut Butter Wolf is the icing on the DVD cake. Great stuff from Quasimoto, Koushik, Lootpack, and two from the mighty mighty MADVILLAIN are among the highlights. The bonus material (TV appearances, interviews, etc.) is good enough to be considered part of the main program. Either the CD or the DVD would be worth the price, but both together makes it a must-buy.
01-25-2005, 10:27 PM
My wife was just given a DVD to review for a website: a compilation of two old VHS tapes called "12 O'Clock High", which does indeed have a Pussy Galore music video on it ("Dick Johnson"). It's from Atavistic (more well known for outre-music CDs), who've also done a DVD comp of the three volumes of Dope, Guns, & Fucking in the Streets videos; I note that here since it includes a few Boss Hog videos.
The video on the 12 O'Clock High comp is pretty bad - even given the source. It's very blocky and apparently mastered from DVD. There is 5.1 audio, but I don't have the means to judge that. That said, I never would have thought I'd ever see a video from Live Skull, so I won't complain too much. The only vid I remember seeing off of MTV was Dinosaur Jr's "Little Fury Things", and there's a few more worthy ones (particularly the Flaming Lips' "Unconsciously Screamin'"). It's an interesting comp, and that's really the best that can be said of it unless you're a big fan of a few of the bands here.
Of course, that description fits me to a tee, so I like it anyways.
01-25-2005, 10:40 PM
There is a JsBx DVD out there, it came with the limited edition release of Plastic Fang and it was only available with the CD in limited quantities. It's a few live tracks, some interviews, and a great Muchmusic segment involving Tom Horton's donuts.
I've got one, and that makes me pretty cool.
01-25-2005, 10:46 PM
Songs For Cassavetes is a good indie rock documentary with some live performances.
Don't know if it counts but the U.S. release of Primal Scream's "Evil Heat" came with a bonus dvd that had the band's festival show from Glastonbury I think plus 3 videos.
01-27-2005, 03:28 AM
Umm...may be obvious and show my age but....
DEVO; THE COMPLETE TRUTH ABOUT DE-EVOLUTION is a must have!
01-27-2005, 09:16 AM
'X - The Unheard Music' just came out. Supposed to have 5.1 / DTS.
I can't wait to get my hands on it.
02-08-2005, 10:24 AM
If you're a fan of the band The Living End, even a casual fan, the 2 disc documentary IN THE END is a must have. It's got 2 and a half hours of interviews and live footage on the first disc, and the second disc has all of their videos, including the US and Aussie versions, and a 45 minute segment of concert footage featuring material from 3 or 4 different shows. It fucking rocks.
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