Wednesday, March 18, 2020

That's entertainment

Music fan stuck at home wondering how to fill your evenings without gigs? Fear not - Simon Tyers of Sweeping The Nation is on hand to help, with a fantastic Twitter thread listing music documentaries that are freely available to view online.

Among those recommended so far - by Simon and his Twitter followers - are Kate Bush On Tour, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Pavement: Slow Century, We Jam Econo: The Story Of The Minutemen, Motor City's Burning: Detroit From Motown To The Stooges, Do It Yourself: The Story Of Rough Trade and Breadcrumb Trail (on Slint), none of which I've seen before.

My own suggestions were Everybody In The Place, Jeremy Deller's documentary about rave culture and British social history of the 1980s and 1990s, which I'm intending to write about at some point, and Sonic Youth's tour-diary-of-sorts 1991: The Year Punk Broke, also featuring Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. I would also have recommended Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives (on Eels' E and his relationship with his quantum physicist dad) but someone beat me to the punch.

Suddenly not going out doesn't look so unappealing...

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