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Thunderfingers - John Entwistle - The Who
Thunderfingers - John Entwistle - The Who
Actor: Lemmi
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 8min

This DVD features legendary bass player John Entwistle of The Who in a personal and in-depth interview at his home in Quarwood, Cotswolds UK - the last before his untimely death. It captures John's charisma, humor and pas...  more »


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Actor: Lemmi
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Documentary
Studio: Mvd Visual
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/31/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 8min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Jack Keck | Michigan | 01/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this and AN OX'S TALE at approximately the same time. THUNDERFINGERS is built around an interview with Entwistle in his home rather than a biography as AOT is. Both of these DVDs complement each other, despite being produced at different times by different people. I recommend both of them, but if you can only get one, get AN OX'S TALE. It has more biographical info as well as interviews with other people associated with Entwistle.

Having only watched this once, I do not have much more to say. The segments where Entwistle is showing off some of his guitar collection was interesting. I had never heard of his theory about why he was a bass guitar player as opposed to a bass player. Granted this might no be too interessting to a non-fan, but if you bothered to read this, or any other review, of this DVD, you are probably enough of an Entwistle fan to want THUNDERFINGERS an to enjoy it. So buy a copy. You'll find something in it you'll like or find intersting.

Hell, I bought his bass instructional video and I don't even own a bass.

I don't intend to buy a bass, either.

Yes, there are interesting points in that DVD, even for a non-bass guitarist.

Hey! Imanaged to comment on three DVDs in one review.

Get 'em all!!

Better than nuffin'. Almost.
Michael Stout | Portland, Oregon United States | 11/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Compared to an Ox's Tale, this is a tatty production. There is a lot of filler including John just standing in front of his amp noodling solo. Now, I'm a huge JE fan and a bass player myself, but even I can hardly stand to watch another man's noodle, let alone paying for that right. The interviewer and the interviewess frequently appear stiff, or in the case of John's late girlfriend, worse.

It would have been nice to see some video of John's 70's band Rigor Mortis, but I'd have settled for some rehashed Who video. Either the producers couldn't afford or didn't bother to get any clearance of Who or Entwistle video material, so this is really a cheapo production. All of that being said, this rates three stars for some of the Entwistle humor poking through, and that there probably isn't much left in the vaults anyway. But if this DVD were a bass, I have no doubt John would have smashed the hell out of it. An Ox's Tale is superior to this."
Too much blaaaa blaaaaa
Squire Man | France | 12/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I found this dvd a little disapointing, I should have love more john playing the bass ans less blaaa blaaaa"
Big Johnny Twinkle: Happy Birthday,to You.
John Tanner | Calimesa CA. | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen bits of this on the web,and I'm glad I was able to find a copy here. It'll make a great companion piece,to Ox's tale. I highly recommend it,to any true fan."