Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Crossfire Hurricane - Rolling Stones documentary

This documentary combines audio from new interviews with archival footage taken from the band's career, meaning that while there is not much new or revealing here, it is a good overview of the group.

There's not a lot that the average fan will not know - the story is simply the basics of the group's history from its inception through the late 70's/early 80's - and a lot of the footage is taken from previous films like Gimme Shelter, Cocksucker Blues, the TAMI Show, etc., but, as with a compilation album, it's nice to have everything in one place for a viewing. There are some scenes that I had not seen before, as well, especially in the early days - great concert footage and some more interviews.

Overall, not a necessity but nice to view for free on Netflix or the like.