Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rockin' at the Red Dog The Dawn of Psychedelic Rock|
Actors: Howard Hesseman, Bill Ham (II), Chan Laughlin, Alton Kelley, David Getz
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
The Dawn Of Psychadelic Rock featuring music by Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Charlans, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and many others...
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Patricia S. from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 4/3/2011...
A great documentary!! So informing as I was growing up in the 60's & early 70's....there is some live music & I totally enjoyed watching it. I didn't know a lot of the info, such as the how the band The Byrd's formed, & Jefferson Airplane & more.
Waste of money
Ace909 | Highland Park, IL USA | 10/16/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was stunned to see how little footage of any of the bands there was on this DVD especially after the description touted them so much. It's an ok documentary of that time but the way it is being marketed borders on misrepresentation. If you want to see or hear these bands go elsewhere. Very disappointing."
Read before you buy. This was a great DVD.
Not an Eye Listener | 02/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD explored the history of the Red Dog Saloon. It is a documentary of the origins of the Haight-Ashbury cultural scene, not early footages of the rock bands. It never was marketed as such. "Featuring music by ...", not "full concert footage by ...." If you want a Grateful Dead show, buy one. There are plenty. This DVD doesn't claim to be one, so if you thought it was when you bought it, you need to read to more carefully next time.
As a documentary, it features interviews with the owners, bartenders, cook, et al., all the people who made the Saloon, and eventually the Haight. All insightful and entertaining.
Of course the Charlatans figured an important part of the DVD; they were an important part of the Saloon and its history. Not the Dead. Not Quicksilver. Not the Airplane.
It dragged toward the end, and I could have done without the current music performances, and would have prefered more
of the personal videos and photographs (if there were anymore), and more about the 2nd and 3rd tiered groups.
A fascinating documentary it is (for those interested in the history of the San Francisco rock scene). A video full of early performances it's not."
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SolarFire | Chicago, IL | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I consider this an essential documentary of the sixties music scene. It's a story that might well be lost without this film.
If you're expecting a Grateful Dead video, like all the other videos from this company, then don't bother buying this one.
I'm really quite shocked by the one star reviews of this fascinating video. I guess either you get it or you don't.
Rockin' at the Red Dog isn't boring - it's hip, man, you dig?"