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

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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. 

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