LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES
Dir: Rollin Binzer, USA, 1974, 83 mins, 35mm, col., Eng. (u/c 18+)
Sat 15 December 7:30pm @ National Film & Sound Archive
Rarely seen since its release in 1974, this Rolling Stones concert film was recorded at Fort Worth and Houston, Texas, in June during the Stones’ 1972 North American concert tour. This extraordinary footage shows the boys at their live best and features such classic songs as Brown Sugar, Gimme Shelter, You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Jumping Jack Flash. From the collection of the National Film & Sound Archive.
This is the ulimate/classic (insert superlative) doco/movie for Stones fans and when you compare it to other live doco’s that they have done over the years (“Live at the Max”, “Time is On Our Side” etc) it stands out far and away as the best example of what the self-proclaimed “greatest rock and roll band in the world” can do
when the drugs kick in when everything works.
This was filmed during the same world tour that brought the stones to Australia in 1973. At the time they had just released “Exile on Main Street” and that album features in the concerts filmed for this doco. The set list starts with “Brown Sugar”, “Bitch” and “Gimme Shelter” and the set list grows from there.
On stage with the Stones for this show is Bobby Keyes on Sax, Jim Price on Trumpet and Nicky Hopkins on Piano.
I managed to get a very rough copy of this on video back in the early 80’s. To date this is not on DVD anywhere (I have looked high and low). If you even have the slightest interest in the Rolling Stones, this is one classic doco that that you should not miss.