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Rock Icons - Guitar Gods
Rock Icons - Guitar Gods
Actors: Santana, Grateful Dead, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, The Who
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
NR     2001     0hr 45min

A collection of early performances of many of rock's greatest legends. Songs: Jingo (Santana), One More Saturday Night (Grateful Dead), Definitely Maybe (Jeff Beck), Good Morning Little School Girl (Alvin Lee and Ten Years...  more »


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Actors: Santana, Grateful Dead, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, The Who
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Pop, Rock & Roll, Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Jimi, Classic Rock
Studio: Rhino / Wea
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/11/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1991
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Take it for what it is
Gerald B. Johnson | Calgary, Alberta Canada | 07/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is important for anyone who would purchase this DVD to understand what they're getting and what they are not. It is NOT state of the art, it is NOT the finest performances of the artists involved, and it is certainly not the 'guitar fest' you might think. You could find many other DVD's showcasing much more impressive guitar performances. Having said all that.. I LOVE this DVD. It's like a musical chocolate box, you don't know what you're going to get with each morsel.Strangely the best performances are by some of the most unlikely bands; the biggest stars mostly come up lacking. Hendrix, Beck, Clapton and Santana are all a bit disappointing. Hendrix looks half asleep as he plods through Hey Joe, and Santana is almost invisible. Clapton's performance is culled from a song with Delaney and Bonnie where his contribution is not the focal point of the music, its a nice song, but it's not the showcase of Eric Clapton that the guitar fan might be craving. And Jeff Beck is Jeff Beck... undeniably brilliant but somehow missing the mark with a performance almost totally devoid of emotion. But I'd rather see second rate Hendrix,Santana,Clapton and Beck than almost anything being put out by todays 'stars'.It's the lesser lights who steal this show. Joe Walsh and the James Gang are great, as is Johnny Winter and Leslie West with Mountain. Ten Years After are incredible, although the video quality is pretty poor. The Grateful Dead (never a favourite of mine) are damn good and Duane Eddy rocks the house down. Who would have guessed? There is a vintage clip of the Who bashing their way through Happy Jack, complete with teens dancing in the foreground in what looks like some teeny bopper TV show from the 60's. Musically it's not of any real substance, but as a nostalgia piece it's a treat just to see them at that stage in their career (I don't think Keith had started shaving yet)Please note as well, all performances are live, there is no lip synch crap on this DVD. This is real music, warts and all. The audio/video quality is sub-standard by today's standards, but this is the REAL DEAL. Previously unseen live footage of monster talents. Its like finding buried treasure for the real rock fan. I love it.One minor gripe: The Mountain song also appears on the "Hard Rocking" collection in the Rock Icons Series."
PETRU DUNA | CHICAGO, IL United States | 09/15/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Don't buy the dvd. The poorest quality possibile, worst than the worst video tape. As to the Guitar Gods, they are nowhere to be found given th poor quality of the dvd. I trew it in the garbage can..."
Review of Rock Icons
PETRU DUNA | 05/25/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I have a collection of several music and concert DVD's. Rock Icons has the poorest audio and vidio quality I have ever seen on any DVD or VHS tape. It isn't worth watching even if someone gave it to you for free. Great idea, but take a pass on this one."
Piece of Crap
Joffrey Lambert | Quebec,Canada | 11/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Im a rock fan and let me say that this dvd doesnt worth a cent !
First, the audio/video is DISGUSTING !
Then, the songs sucks ! Its disapointing to see such great artists with so bad performance !
There are a lot more Dvd that worth their price before this one so dont buy it unless you have all the Shows that were made in the universe !J.L."