Monday, May 2, 2011

The Rolling Stones - Cocksucker Blues (DVD-5)[rare]

Genre: semi documentary / Music

VHS rip to DVD
Format : MPEG Video
MPEG-2 4587 kbps
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard: NTSC
Audio Format: AC-3 / 2 ch
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Compression mode: Lossy
Simple menu / no extras/ no subs

A film by photographer Robert Frank on the Rolling Stone's 1972 American tour.
Not released by the Stones...
Trivia: The Rolling Stones were upset by this film's portrayal of them and sued
to prevent its release. The film is under a court order that only allows it to be shown once a year with director Robert Frank present in person.
Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, commenting on Cocksucker Blues, called it "definitely one of the best movies about rock and roll I've ever seen. . . . It makes you think being a rock and roll star is one of the last things you'd ever want to do."
These are the freakin Rolling stones, man... it's 1972... they're all around 30 years old, and kicking ass.
Some Great Music. But Not Much Of It.

For a 90-minute flick, only about 15 are concert shots. We watch the boys perform the opening song for pretty well every night of the tour, Brown Sugar, as well as Midnight Rambler, Uptight (with Stevie Wonder), Happy, and Street Fighting Man. Midnight Rambler is notable for Mick's haunting harp opening, and the band, blitzed as they are, still play very well, with Keith laying down his usual heavy chops against Mick Taylor's intelligent fills.
Mostly Classic Self-Indulgent Stuff.
No doubt shocking when shot, but now mostly cliches, given the excesses of bands which followed - Led Zeppelin being first and foremost -- Cocksucker Blues reads like a litany of rock high priest thou shalt's:
• watch everybody snort coke & shoot heroin
• marvel at Bobby Keyes and Keith Richard as they toss a TV off their hotel balcony (first they check to see no one's below)
• thrill as Dick Cavett asks Bill Wyman, "what's running through your nervous system right now?"
• smirk as Wyman doesn't answer
• leer as Mick Jagger rubs his dink through his pants, then undoes them and gets his hand in for a better feel
• gasp as a girl trying to get into the concert complains her baby was taken from her because she's always on acid
• laugh to discover a scalper is charging $10 for a $3.50 ticket
• chuckle as a totally stoned Keith tries to order room service for some strawberries, blueberries and "three apples"
• look at your watch as the boys play some very drunken poker. See Keith win.
• ooh as Charlie Watts makes a very difficult pool shot in a southern diner
• moan as a naked groupie rolls on a bed, legs spread, fingering her pussy
• make notes as Keith tells Mick it's best to snort coke through a rolled up dollar bill
• guffaw as Mick turns to the camera after a brief meeting with Tina Turner and says "I wouldn't mind…"
• look at your watch again as the tour crew packs the group's suitcases and cleans out their hotel rooms
• wonder in amazement as Bianca sits sullenly, smoking a cigarette and playing a little music box over and over.

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