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CS Blues

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:37 am
by Garth Cartwright
I borrowed a bootleg dvd off a friend so this evening finally got to watch Cocksucker Blues, the 1972 tour film directed by Robert Frank that the Stones have never allowed to be released. It's great - if you are a Stones and Frank fan (as I am). The band look fabulous and on the small amounts of live footage included sound dynamic. But most of it is Frank's America - bleak backstage areas and hotel rooms and reception lounges and fuzzy TV sets and back roads. Jagger has kept it unreleased across the decades I imagine due to the drug taking which, although its crew and side musicians, is enough to have once got them denied visas for many territories. The treatment of groupies on a plane is pretty unpleasant too. But all this makes for a more honest and bleak film about being in a famous rock band than any I can think of. It's similar to Mad Dogs & Englishmen although that film pulls away from showing what goes on backstage after the show. Anyone else seen it and got thoughts on it?

Re: CS Blues

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:05 am
by Adam Blake
The Stones and entourage take drugs and treat women badly. And get away with it all. Wow! Shocking! Outrageous!