|Title:||Rock & Roll Invaders: The AM Radio DJs|
|10.17.05||Music Monday|| The first movie I've seen since starting this site that I can't find a director credit for. This was made for Canadian TV but it's a full 96 minutes and very interesting, not to mention my first Music Monday so I'm putting it in here.|
The movie's about the rise of the radio DJ after TV came on the scene. It's got a stellar soundtrack - no way they got the rights to all those songs - and explains a lot about how radio really was a frontier there for a while. It was everything that you think radio should be... cool people playing music they thought was good and turning on entire generations to a little something called rock and roll. the early DJs, the first black DJs, the white DJs who played black music, right up through Allan Moondog Freed to Wolfman Jack Aoooooooo.
very interesting documentary and it captured that whole essence of how great it is to champion something, to bring something amazing to other people. That's really what the Alamo is doing today, now that radio dj has pretty much zombified. All this for a buck. I'm pretty sold on music mondays...