THE ROLLING STONES; TRUTH AND LIES (Eagle Media DVD)

 |   |  <1 min read

THE ROLLING STONES; TRUTH AND LIES (Eagle Media DVD)

While it may have been possible to make an even more superficial DVD of the Stones' career than this, it would take a bit more laziness.

Relying on newsreel footage, a few talking heads and with no access to their music, what you get here is a fast trip through their fortysomething year career with most of the emphasis on the Sixties and early Seventies.

It speaks volumes that their breakthrough single Satisfaction doesn't get a mention, and nor do we see anything in the way of their television or live appearances -- but we do get some images of concert mayhem (not always related to the concert being spoken about or even from the same year).

Among the bonus features are their lawyer Brian Hardacre talking about the drug busts, buying Keith the Redlands estate to the horror of the staid neighbours and Brian Jones' death. Nothing of interest is said.

The Pathe newsreels of Swinging London are of mild curiosity, only because you are reminded that just to the edge of the frame --as mod males parade and bra-less girls wear cool mini-skirts -- the rest of Britain was still wearing drab clobber and going about its mundane business.

Rubbish. 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Film articles index

BOB DYLAN; 1990-2006: THE NEVER ENDING NARRATIVE (Chrome Dreams DVD)

BOB DYLAN; 1990-2006: THE NEVER ENDING NARRATIVE (Chrome Dreams DVD)

Although Bob Dylan closed his shapeless and directionless Eighties with the acclaimed Oh Mercy album produced by Daniel Lanois, no one would really have considered him ripe for a career... > Read more

INSIDE OUT IN THE OPEN, a doco by ALAN ROTH (ESP-Disk DVD)

INSIDE OUT IN THE OPEN, a doco by ALAN ROTH (ESP-Disk DVD)

The problem with Ken Burns' excellent Jazz doco series for those who embrace the broad church that is jazz, was not what was included (that was largely unimpeachable) but what was excluded.... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Goonies (DVD)

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Goonies (DVD)

While it is neither Elswehere's interest nor place to advice anyone on how best to bring up children, we would be remiss if we didn't point out you might just be some kind of lesser parent or... > Read more

Various Artists: A New Day; The Laya Project Remixed (EarthSync)

Various Artists: A New Day; The Laya Project Remixed (EarthSync)

In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami which swept across large tracts of Asia, music producer Patrick Sebag and others visited the regions to record and film local musicians. This became the... > Read more