Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Best Music Movies & Books

Chances are, if you have found yourself on this website, then you might be a music fan. You might obsess over certain bands or artists, but in general, you probably have a profound respect for all who have attempted to make their living making music. So you are probably going to be a fan of these lists.

As a fellow music obsessive, music movies, movies with great soundtracks, and books about musicians are fascinating to me, so I've compiled my list of favorites for each (hint, pretty much any Cameron Crowe movie ever). Add yours in the comments.

Best Music Documentaries:
1. From the Sky Down

2. Sound City

3. 20 Feet from Stardom

4. Searching for Sugar Man

5. It Might Get Loud

6. The Last Waltz

7. Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music

8. The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

9. U2 - Rattle and Hum

10. History of the Eagles

11. Pearl Jam Twenty

Music Movies and Movies With the Best Soundtracks
1. Almost Famous

2. School of Rock

3. Pink Floyd: The Wall

4. Rock Star

5. The Doors

6. Walk the Line

7. That Thing You Do!

8. Once

9. High Fidelity

10. The Rocker

11. 8 Mile

12. Garden State

13. Singles

14. Dazed & Confused

15. CBGB

16. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Music Books
1. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

2. The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star

3. Slash

4. Life

5. Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

6. U2 by U2

Friday, August 1, 2014

Music Morsels: J Mascis, Francisco The Man, Sea Wolf, Bears Den, Ryan Adams


And this.

Oh, and this.

And then, of course, there's THIS.

Fan recorded videos have terrible audio and are usually not worth watching, but the audience seems stunned into silence on these videos, making it so you can actually hear. So...these:

Happy Friday Internetland.