Archive for the 'jefferson airplane' Category

‘MONTEREY POP’, documental online.

diciembre 23, 2009

Monterey Pop is a 1968 concert film by D. A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Among Pennebaker’s several camera operators were fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles. The painter Brice Marden has an “assistant camera” credit, and Bob Neuwirth, who figured prominently in Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan documentary Dont Look Back, acted as stage manager. Titles for the film were by the illustrator Tomi Ungerer. Featured performers include Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Hugh Masekela, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Mamas & the Papas, The Who (who destroy their instruments at the end of “My Generation”), and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, whose name-sake set his guitar on fire during “Wild Thing”.

Songs featured in the film, in order of appearance:

  1. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Combination of the Two*)
  2. Scott McKenzie (San Francisco*)
  3. The Mamas & The Papas (Creeque Alley* & California Dreamin)
  4. Canned Heat (Rollin’ & Tumblin’)
  5. Simon & Garfunkel (The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy))
  6. Hugh Masekela (Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song))
  7. Jefferson Airplane(High Flyin’ Bird & Today)
  8. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Ball & Chain)
  9. Eric Burdon & The Animals (Paint It Black)
  10. The Who (My Generation)
  11. Country Joe & The Fish (Section 43)
  12. Otis Redding (Shake & I’ve Been Loving You Too Long)
  13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Wild Thing)
  14. The Mamas & The Papas (Got a Feelin’)

* = Studio version, played over film footage of pre-concert activity.

Anuncios

‘Woodstock: The Director’s Cut’, documental online.

mayo 22, 2009

Woodstock is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival that took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. The film was directed by Michael Wadleigh and was edited by (amongst others) Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker; Schoonmaker was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing. It received the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, as well as a nomination for Best Sound. The film was also screened at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn’t entered into the main competition. The Official Director’s Cut, spanning 225 minutes, was released in 1994. There is also a solo DVD release of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. VH1 Classic occasionally airs the Director’s Cut version of the documentary. In 1996, Woodstock was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_(film)

No. Artista Canción
1.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Long Time Gone”
2.* Canned Heat “Going Up the Country”
3.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Wooden Ships”
4. Richie Havens “Handsome Johnny”
5. “Freedom” / “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”
6. Canned Heat “A Change Is Gonna Come” **
7. Joan Baez “Joe Hill”
8. “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”
9. The Who “We’re Not Gonna Take It” / “See Me, Feel Me”
10. “Summertime Blues”
11. Sha-Na-Na “At the Hop”
12. Joe Cocker and the Grease Band “With a Little Help from My Friends”
13.   “Crowd Rain Chant”
14. Country Joe and the Fish “Rock and Soul Music”
15. Arlo Guthrie “Coming Into Los Angeles”
16. Crosby, Stills & Nash “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
17. Ten Years After “I’m Going Home”
18. Jefferson Airplane “Saturday Afternoon” / “Won’t You Try” **
19. “Uncle Sam’s Blues” **
20. John Sebastian “Younger Generation”
21. Country Joe McDonald “FISH Cheer / Feel-Like-I’m-Fixing-to-Die-Rag”
22. Santana “Soul Sacrifice”
23. Sly and the Family Stone “Dance To The Music” / “I Want To Take You Higher”
24. Janis Joplin “Work Me, Lord” **
25. Jimi Hendrix “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” (creditada como “Voodoo Chile” no filme) **
26. “The Star-Spangled Banner”
27. “Purple Haze”
28. “Woodstock Improvisation” **
29. “Villanova Junction”
30.* Crosby, Stills & Nash “Woodstock” / “Find the Cost of Freedom”

*) créditos de abertura e finais (sen imaxes das actuacións)
**) ausente da versión orixnal, aparece na versión do director.

‘history of psychedelic rock’, documental online.

mayo 6, 2009

Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. It emerged during the mid 1960s among garage and folk rock bands in Britain and the United States. Psychedelic rock is a bridge from early blues-based rock to progressive rock and heavy metal, but it also drew on non-Western sources such as Indian music’s rāgas and sitars.

While the first contemporary musicians to be influenced by psychedelic drugs were in the jazz and folk scenes, the first use of the term “psychedelic” in popular music was by the “acid-folk” group The Holy Modal Rounders in 1964, with the song “Hesitation Blues.”[citation needed] The first use of the word “psychedelic” in a rock music context is usually credited to The Deep, and the earliest known appearance of this usage of the word in print is in the title of their 1966 album The Psychedelic Moods of the Deep. Roky Erickson, lead singer of The 13th Floor Elevators, coined the term ‘psychedelic rock’ in a 1966 interview.
In 1962, British rock embarked on a frenetic race of ideas that spread back to the U.S. with the British Invasion. The folk music scene also experimented with outside influences. In the tradition of Jazz and blues many musicians began to take drugs, and include drug references in their songs. Beat Generation writers like William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and especially the new exponents of consciousness expansion such as Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and Aldous Huxley profoundly influenced the thinking of the new generation. In late 1965, The Beatles unveiled their brand of psychedelia on the Rubber Soul album, which featured John Lennon’s first paean to universal love (“The Word”) and a sitar-laden tale of attempted hippy hedonism (“Norwegian Wood”, written by John Lennon). The British rock act The Yardbirds recorded the single “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago” in 1966, another track frequently cited as the first psychedelic song, this one due to its frantic evocation of drug-induced paranoia.

Psychedelia began in the United States’ folk scene with New York City’s Holy Modal Rounders introducing the term in 1964.[citation needed] A similar band called Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions from San Francisco were influenced by The Byrds and the Beatles to switch from acoustic music to electric music in 1965. Renaming themselves the Warlocks, they fell in with Ken Kesey’s LSD-fueled Merry Pranksters in November 1965, and changed their name to the Grateful Dead the following month.[citation needed] The Dead played to light shows at the Pranksters’ “Acid Tests”, with pulsing images being projected over the group in what became a widespread practice.

-VERSIÓN ORIXINAL SEN SUBTÍTULOS-

‘Fly’, documental sobre Jefferson Airplane, online.

abril 1, 2009

‘Fly’ é o título do documental que Bob Sarles realizou en 2004 sobre o famoso grupo psicodélico dós 60, Jefferson Airplane.

13 actuacións clásicas, incluíndo os seus grandes clásicos ‘Somebody to love’, ‘Crown of creation’ ou ‘White rabbit’, intercaladas  con entrevistas ós membros do grupo e fotografías de Jim Marshall.

Moi bó.