Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The '60s Rock Experience Live|
Actor: Various Artists
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The ?60s Rock Experience Live ?60s Rock anthems recorded live ... from the hit PBS pledge show! While the 1960s recedes further into history with each passing year, the music that came out of the decade remains enormousl... more »
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Fun PBS Special but....
Glen Ramirez | Massachusetts | 03/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My experience with the PBS concert series has always been a good to great one. Unfortunately, this is the first one I have been slightly disappointed with. This December 9th, 2004 event definitely does not compare with others such as the many Soul, Doo Wop and Pop events. I expected the 60's Rock Experience reunion to be one of my favorites but I must agree with the last reviewer that the "fake or canned" applause is annoying. Below is my observation:
* Audio: 5 stars (excluding the older footage); 5.1 audio
* Video: 4.5 stars (only due to the stage lighting; clarity is fine on new performances)
* 142 min. long with 29 songs/performances (old and new).
* Good mix of Rock, Folk Rock and Pop artists. Good line-up.
* Fake applause. One example is Scott McKenzie's performance of "San Francisco. A wonderful performance ruined by this annoying "canned" crowd cheer. Same goes for Martha Reeves performance (Rock Experience??) and Eric Burdon. It's not as evident on the pre-taped performance of "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Gary Brooker and Procol Harum.
* Mixed results on old footage. Some pretty good (The Doors), some rare but severely chopped (The original Moody Blues with Denny Laine on lead vocals singing "Go Now") and some just poor.
Still a fun DVD just to see these artists on a nationally televised event. Some voices have aged well (i.e.: Rob Grill, Chuck Negron) and others have suffered slightly but still a good time."
The phoney appalause track turns these perfromances to Junk.
Pen Name Putz | USA | 03/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The fake appaluse track used about every 30 seconds totally ruins the limited authentic feel this collection offers (Plus it is the exact same track used over and over to boot). You can clearly see shots of the lame middle aged crowd sitting quietly through the performances, while a three second appaluse and cheer track plays at just the right emotional point in each song, but done with way too much cheese. The applause at the end of the songs are real, but throughout the songs when the crowds are shown there is no one clapping or whistling and it actaully looks awkward at times. It's just really annoying like the fake applause on the sitcom "That 70's Show".
A couple of the performances are actually decent such as the lead off with McGuinn. Most are cheesey and only feature one of the original band members.
They actually want $120 (as a pledge for PBS) for this utterly stupid release, but even paying $18 is insane.
LAME CANNED APPLAUSE/CHEER TRACK OVER AND OVER = LAME AS LAME CAN BE."
This is a super live dvd concert,with 29 tracks of music.A m
stewart L | flushing ,ny | 01/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The sixties rock experience is a live pbs concert,that includes,some video clips and commentaries,but mostly live performances...The concert is a definate crowd pleaser..This concert is part of the "my music" series,that began with doowop 50,and has continued with special concerts from the 60's 70's and 80s,with soul,funk,,motown,,and british rock,with more concerts to come...This classic rock album ,is a must have for your music collection.. I thank you Stewart L."
The 60's Rock Experience is really far-out and groovy man!
Daniel Jolley | Wichita Falls, TX USA | 04/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the best features of this DVD is that it shows the complete music video from beginning to end without interruptions. I really hate it when they switch to an interview with the band in the middle of the song, and this does NOT happen on this DVD.
If you want to "take a trip without leaving the farm", then this DVD is for you! It's great to hear those old songs again and you get to see what the groups look like now and then. I am really impressed with this DVD.
Take it from an "Old Hippie", if I liked it then you will too!