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Favorite Music DVDs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Humblerumble, Jun 8, 2004.


  1. Humblerumble

    Humblerumble

    Feb 22, 2004
    VA.
    I want to collect some good music DVDs. What are some of your favorites. I like a variety of music; rock, country, jazz, christian etc. So far I have some eagles, Don Henley, Clapton, Maiden. Looking for good performances and good sound quality. Thanks!
     
  2. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    The Led Zeppelin double disc DVD is amazing. Great sound, great footage, great production, etc. Get it.
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Parliament's "Mothership Connection World Tour".
    Yes' "Live in Philadelphia - 1979"
     
  4. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    The Zepplin live double DVD is awesome. Calle 54 if you're into Afro Cuban or Latin Jazz and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at the Quick is amazing.
     
  5. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    The Stones' "Four Flicks"
    The Who's "Live at Royal Albert Hall"
    U2's "Rattle and Hum"
    Allman Bros. Band's "Live at the Beacon Theatre"
     
  6. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Herbie Hancock- Future 2 Future

    it's DTS! the sound is killer!

    Matt Garrison is ok too :D
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I'll second these-
    Hancock's Future 2 Future
    Led Zep's double DVD set
    Allman Bros' Live At The Beacon(the one with Oteil)
    Calle 54

    I also like & revisit...
    Prince-Live At The Alladin, Las Vegas
    Joni Mitchell-Shadows & Light
    The Doors-Soundstage Performances
    The Beatles-Ed Sullivan Shows Complete(raw recording)
    Saturday Night Live's 25 Years of Music box set.
    Blue Note Records DVD...One Night With Blue Note? Pretty cool seeing Tony Williams come to life again. The Cecil Taylor piece, IMO, is also happening.
    Wayne Shorter/Dave Leibman-Tribute To Coltrane...a fiery set.
    Steely Dan-Making Of Aja
    Steely Dan-Two Against Nature
    Monterey Pop box set...again, kinda raw. Good historical document of Joplin, The Electric Flag, Hendrix, The Who.
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!

    I should be shot for omitting this one! :scowl:
     
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Opeth, lamentations.


    Reverend Horton Heat has a cool one out too.
     
  10. Humblerumble

    Humblerumble

    Feb 22, 2004
    VA.
    My guitarist buddy looked at this list and said "Wow that's some diverse stuff" And I agree and that is what I like. It seems to me that bass players tend to be more diverse than guitarists on their musical tastes. Thanks for all the input, now I have more dvds on the list than money in my pocket, like being a teenager again :D
     
  11. hodgy

    hodgy

    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Tech Support- Ampeg/ Mackie
    Manowar- Hell on Earth pt. 1
    Steve Vai- Live at the Astoria
    Zappa- Baby Snakes
    I've also been digging on the new Ween DVD quite a bit.
     
  12. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Peter Gabriel - Growing up live
    Dream Theater - Metropolis 2000: Scenes from a memory
    Spock's Beard - Don't try this at home
    Genesis - Live at Wembley Stadium
    King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open (mainly the first disc)

    these are the ones that keep getting played. Over and over.
     
  13. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Don't forget Rush - Rush in Rio

    Opeth's Lamentations and Slayer's War at the Warfield are pretty good too.
     
  14. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Prince Rave Unto The Year 2000 Larry Graham is in fine form on this one.

    Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ Purpose By Design . Fred Hammond opens up soloing on a Ken Smith 6 string. Terrance Palmer does the rest with a Peavey Cirrus 5.

    Woodchuck and Jim K beat me to Parliament Mothership Connection and Prince Live at the Aladdin
     
  15. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Prince. They are all good. Get all his DVD's. One DVD a lot of people don't know about is Casino Lights '99. it's the headline act from the 99 montreaux jazz festival. It has Mike Manson on bass, Kirk Whalum on sax, Nathan East aswell! Him and fourplay. But I think the best thing about this DVD is Larry Carlton. He is sooooooooo good. It was this DVD that got me into him and now he is one of my favourite guitarists. They do an amazing rendition of Cold Duck Time. Check it out. The sound quality is bloody amazing too!
     
  16. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    my favorites are bootlegs.
    weather report-montreux jazz fest 1976
    billy cobham/george duke band-montreux jazz fest 1976
    return to forever-old grey whistle test 1976

    i transfered all my boots to around 75 dvd's and its made watching them a lot more painless now that i dont have to worry about wearing out the tape :bassist:

    the marcus miller dvd that got released a while back is pretty darn good though. kenny garrett, bernard wright, poogie bell, patches stewart, hiram bullock, and morris pleasure. outstanding!
     
  17. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Maiden's Rock in Rio by far.
     
  18. Victor Wooten Bass day 98 - is still one of the best bass DVDs around - the whole of his presentation is really good and varied and having his brother and Oteil show up adds a bigger dimension to the music as they actually play soem songs which helps put all his technical stuff into context - plus there's some amazing playing. Plus there a briliant extra hour lesson in the extras - where he plays some great Prince and Larry Graham basslines, plus he does a really great solo version of 'Sex In A Pan' - amazing!

    Also check out the Lane & Hellborg Paris live DVD another good one for guitar/bass craziness.

    Also the new Martin Scorsese Blues series is amazing - the two best ones being the one where Chuck D and Common make a new version of the classic 'Electric Mud' album and also the Mike Figgis directed one, Red, White and Blues', which has some amazing footage of the incredible Jeff Beck playing like the devil himself - he really is one hell of a guitarist!

    I also second a lot of the above suggestions - Herbie Hancock (future2future is awesome) Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell and Rush - all worth checking out.

    Happy shopping...
     
  19. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Woods & Mal-
    ...I've seen the Parliament DVD here locally. Any more details? Year recorded? Major players in the band?

    A DVD to avoid, IMO-
    The Earth, Wind, & Fire In Concert disc. Highly recommended by the owner of one of our local musician stores...unless I'm way off base, it looks like EW&F is playing to a track.
     
  20. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Good thing you didn't ask about VHS. :)

    Marcus Miller in Concert
    Calle 54
    Modern Drummer Festival 2003
    Drummers Collective & Bass Day 2002
    Led Zeppelin double dvd
    Zappa - Does Humor Belong in Music?
    :D This is Spinal Tap :D

    Leanne

    edit: nice thread, now I gotta go buy some things I didn't know were available on dvd. :)