|Title:||End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones|
|Director:||Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia|
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|04.30.09||DVR|| Blitzkreig Bop is pretty fun to play on Rock Band. That made me want to watch this.|
I have to thank Kier-La Janisse and Matt Dentler for my views on this one. At this point I've seen enough rock documentaries that they all start to interconnect. Rodney Bingenheimer is in this one a little bit which connects to his movie which connects to all the musicians he's friends with which leads to X which leads to Y which leads to that doc on CBGB's which leads back to this. It's starting to be a cohesive entity if you think about it that way. I think that's a good thing.
Anyway, The story of The Ramones was not one in which I was familiar so this was interesting to me. Probably the bit that most engaged me was their starting days playing CBGBs. I always thought it was interesting that groups like The Ramones was playing with Talking Heads. I wouldn't really think that punk and new wave would go together in any way. This shed a little more light in that the state of NYC at the time was pretty bleak and the now-famous club drew a lot of kids simply because it was one of the few clubs open.
The rest of the story is pretty predictable. Band makes music; band not appreciated; band plays long enough; band appreciated.
Still, interesting enough.