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Opening Today: “Super Duper Alice Cooper” (4/30/2014)

“Super Duper Alice Cooper” is the documentary about the legendary, and larger than life Alice Cooper and comes care of Banger Films. Those are the guys who brought us “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” and “A Headbanger’s Journey” and “Flight 666” to name a few. This film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival just over a week ago but now opens up to the rest of the world at large at theaters near you for a limited running engagement.

Poster - Super Duper Alice Cooper - 2014
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“Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher and The Beat Club Sessions 1971-1972” by Rory Gallagher

Artist: Rory Gallagher
Title: “Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher and The Beat Club Sessions 1971-1972”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 9/14/2010
Genre: Blues Rock
Rating: 4.5/5

Eaglerock Entertainment expands it’s already impressive offering of Rory Gallagher DVD’s with “Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher” a two disc package comprised of a brand new documentary on the Irish guitarist and a disc of live performances originally broadcast on Germany’s Beat Club TV show.

While under appreciated in America based on his single minded aversion to the hype of record company publicity departments, Gallagher carved a unique legacy in Europe through constant touring and barn burning shows. The guy did not have to stand underneath a laser pyramid to get his point across. He grabbed his signature Fender Stratocaster and laid down the truth.
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“Remember Knebworth 1978: A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Genesis

Artist: Genesis
Title: “Remember Knebworth 1978: A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: 2/18/2008
Genre: Rock/Documentary
Rating: 1/5

I cannot convey the anticipation that I felt when I read that Genesis would be featured on a DVD that focused on their historic headlining appearance at the Knebworth Festival in 1978. The festivities would not only feature the Progressive Rock giants but also the music of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Brand X, Devo, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Jefferson Starship. Right off the bat this sounds like it could be one awesome DVD to sit back, relax and reminisce about musical history when it plays right? That is what I thought until I put it on and realized that the film was only 24 minutes in length. It’s primarily commentary with the shows promoter some thirty years later, oh and yes most importantly – there is only ONE SONG FROM GENESIS on the friggin’ thing!!!! To me this is a false advertisement of a title and fans should be warned to stay away from it at all costs. I admit that the interviews with Freddy Bannister would have been easier to appreciate and even enjoyable perhaps if there was a little more music to focus ones visual sensors on but even with all of those other fine acts performing that day there isn’t another musical feature presented.
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