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Lambert & Stamp

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:30 pm
by Garth Cartwright
http://www.villagevoice.com/2015-04-01/ ... dium=email

The above review suggests this is the kind of documentary I want to see: in depth, great footage, no hagiography. Hopefully getting a UK screening soon (unless it was screened while I was back in NZ? Hope not).

Re: Lambert & Stamp

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 10:21 am
by john poole
Garth Cartwright wrote:Hopefully getting a UK screening soon
Released this month -
http://www.lambertandstampmovie.co.uk/screenings/

Re: Lambert & Stamp

PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:43 am
by Chris P
hell's prickly wee teeth & angel's shite, I missed the Bristol showings. Please be gentle with any praise of this, for those who now 'have' to waiter, laiter, fibriollator, alligator "ect ect" sic

Re: Lambert & Stamp

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 7:29 pm
by john poole
It's certainly worth seeing if you have an interest in the subject, but at times I found it annoying, frustrating, and a little dull. After a while it risks becoming yet another film about the Who, rather than their managers, and Track Records' remaining artists including Jimi Hendrix, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Thunderclap Newman, and Marsha Hunt get little attention. Lambert's involvement with Labelle is only briefly mentioned. Townshend & Stamp, and to a lesser extent Daltrey, are the main featured interviewees all seemingly filmed over a period of years, while Lambert appears in archive footage.

Richard Williams' review here -
http://thebluemoment.com/2015/05/18/lambert-stamp/

Re: Lambert & Stamp

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 12:23 am
by Garth Cartwright
UK reviews suggested a rather workmanlike doc' feature so I decided to pass and am pleased I did as your and RW's reviews don't sound positive for someone who only likes a handful of Who recordings. If it comes on the telly I'll have a glance. What's your idea of a good music doc', John? I mean to rewatch The Road To Memphis - BB, Ike, Bobby Rush etc. One of my all time favourites.

Re: Lambert & Stamp

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:36 am
by john poole
Good music documentaries - No Direction Home is the first one that comes to mind. Reeling in the Years DVDs with full uninterrupted clips (Motown acts, Stax, Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions, Small Faces ....) never disappoint. Joe Boyd's Jimi Hendrix film - the first music documentary I remember seeing in the cinema. Folk Americana, Neil Young, Merle Haggard amongst those in the BBC4 Friday slot. I recently enjoyed the Chris Strachwitz film No Mouse Music.

Lambert & Stamp is worth a look if it turns up on TV or you can borrow a DVD, but a missed opportunity I thought - I wanted to know more about the supposed subject of the film - the story of the Who has been told better previously elsewhere (The Kids are Alright; The Amazing Journey ...) Some interesting stuff early on in the film, and when Townsend and Daltrey were seen together, but as I said previously I found myself increasingly annoyed, and not just with the pest sitting behind me playing with a incredibly noisy bag of snacks throughout.