Posted by Mr. Ventilator on June 01, 1999 at 22:26:43:
A post a while back got me thinking about the movie Performance and Stones movies in general. I'm interested in everyone's thoughts on films that they've been in or had a part in.
I'll count Performance as a Stones flick, even though it only has Mick.
Performance is a very strange film, but definitely worth seeing for any Stones fan. It must be seen stoned, there just is no other way. There is a great scene with Anita in the tub shaking her tits at Mick, asking "Do you like my physique?".
I haven't seen Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones in about 20 years. I really liked it, even though the film and sound quality was not the best. It captured the band at their peak (in my opinion). I saw a copy for sale at EBay for over $100! Can it really be that expensive?
I've got a copy of Cocksucker Blues, and I have always found it kind of disappointing. It's just not that interesting. There are a few scenes that are memorable, including the famous airplane scene, and another of someone who may or may not be Keith shooting up. Mostly, though, it's just amateurish. The video and sound quality of my copy is poor.
Let's Spend the Night Together is a reasonably good film, but it doesn't stick in the memory the way the others do. The sound is excellent, but the song list is not the best.
Oh, of course! One more - Jean-Luc Godard's "One-on-One", sometimes called "Sympathy for the Devil". The film is of some interest because it shows the Stones working on "Sympathy" in the studio. But it's so self-consciously arty that it's just about unwatchable. Maybe if you were really, really, really stoned. But even then, it would be iffy.
Then there's the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, which is very entertaining and has some very strong performances. I can't understand why they didn't want it released..
Your thoughts, everyone..
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