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Cool music documentaries to watch while working out.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by two fingers, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    So, it finally happened. I dusted off the eliptacle machine that had been a fancy coat rack and got on the thing tonight. At some point I'll switch over to other workout routines. But for now, this thing gets all my muscles pumping, including my heart.

    And I get bored super easy. So one of the challenges for me has been sticking to working out.

    I also love music of all kinds. And I love the history of music (including recent history).

    I started watching "The Terry Kath Experience" a while back and never got through it. Tonight, that got me through a hard 45 minutes of the "endurance" routine on my eliptacle. (I highly recommend it even if you are not a huge CTA or classic Chicago fan. Thay guy was a beast.) I was able to stay focused on the movie and not the timer. (My old spare laptop will now be my workout "TV". I just bought a set of Westone IEMs from @Maiden Bass and they make to music sound incredible.)

    I know I want to watch "Can't Stand Losing You" about the Police next.

    But don't let those two choices fool you. I like all kinds of music.

    I have already seen the Motown, Muscle Shoals, and Wrecking Crew docs several times (love them all).

    But what else should I check out? What's a good documentary, or even a concert, to watch? Are there documentaries about gear, like amp or guitar companies?

    I have access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and, of course, YouTube.

    Thanks in advance. And wish me luck sticking to this! I'm not fat by any stretch. But I'm just not as "in shape" as I wanna be.

    By the way, I'm also a US history fan. So, if you know of anything in that area that would be interesting, lay it on me!

    Thank you in advance.
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  2. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    Not really documentaries, but:

    That thing you do
    The doors (movie)
    Walk the line

    I’ve enjoyed those movies. Music based fiction.
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  3. The Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways is very good.
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  4. corndog

    corndog Supporting Member

    Great thread topic.

    A few I've seen that stood out to me.

    It Might Get Loud is pretty cool,

    Who Shot the Sheriff on NETFLIX. Very interesting....a documentary on the assassination attempt of Bob Marley and the political violence that swept over the country in the 70's.

    The Tragically Hip full concert at Woodstock 99 on youtube. The Hip at their absolute peak, great video and sound quality. Most of their classic songs are there and Gord Downey is on fire.

    I love some of the Brass Against stuff on youtube as well.
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  5. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Here’s some of my favorites

    Lowell George Feats First

    Ghost Blues the story of Rory Gallagher

    Introducing Roy Buchanan The World’s Greatest Unknown Guitarist

    Johnny Winter Down and Dirty

    Black Crowes: Who Killed That Bird Out On Your Windowsill

    Graham Parsons Fallen Angel

    Down From The Mountain

    Transatlantic Sessions
    is the collective title for a series of musical productions by Glasgow-based Pelicula Films Ltd, funded by- and produced for BBC Scotland, BBC Four and RTÉ of Ireland.
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  6. G-Z

    G-Z My other account is a Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2018
  7. -title-kids-are-alright-the-film-director-jeff-stein-year-1979-credit-the-who-films-album-P4KK8T.

    It's good for a larf.
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  8. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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  9. seilerbird


    Apr 12, 2012
    I watch Storage Wars every morning while I ride my bike. I am madly in love with Mary Padian. I have found a most wonderful website called Instantwatcher.com. You can search Amazon Prime and Netflix. If you search AP with the term 'classic album' you will find a whole bunch of great programs about classic albums like U2 Joshua Tree, Peter Gabriel So and Elton's GYBR. Search with the term lists over 2000 videos. Great site.

    Amazon - instantwatcher - New Prime
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  10. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Dig! is the craziest music doc ever made. Those guys are nuts.

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2018
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  11. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    I enjoyed the Hulu doc on the Beatles. The end was a full length performance of Don't Let Me Down on the rooftop. One of my favorite songs of all time. Netflix used to have a good one on Levon Helms.
    The doc by Lady Gaga was pretty good. It gives an insight into just how much freaking work it takes to be a pop idol. It primarily focuses on the making of her album Joanna and the preparation for the Super bowl performance. There's a little bit of Tony Bennett in there too. Its enjoyable, even for a guy who's not really a fan. There is a long doc about Pink Floyd that interviews damn near everyone they ever talked to and covers from their school days all the way through the Division Bell.
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  12. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    Which one's Pink? is the name of the Pink Floyd doc. Sound City is another good one.
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  13. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    Beyond the Lighted Stage

    RUSH doc.
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  14. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    The Blind Boys of Alabama "Go Tell It On The Mountain Live in New York"
    A recording of the Blind Boys doing their annul Christmas show. Joining them are Aaron Neville, Chrissie Hynde, Mavis Staples, Michael Franti, Robert Randolph, Duke Robillard, John Modeski and Charlie Musselwhite.
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  15. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That sounds awesome. I saw them with Robert Randolph and the Family Band years ago. Great show.
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  16. blue4


    Feb 3, 2013
    St. Louis area
    An Ox tale-the story of John Entwistle. Amazon Prime
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  17. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    The Tom Petty story is amazing. Its six hours long, and I still wanted more when it ended.
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  18. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Jason Becker - Not Dead Yet is one of my favorites.
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  19. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    "The Last Waltz," if you like The Band and haven't watched it 30 times already ... ;)
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  20. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s time:

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