Written by / 2/07/2013 / No comments / , , , , , ,

ARCHIVE REVIEW OF THE ROLLING STONES 'VIDEO REWIND'

Stars Bill Wyman, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Anita Morris
Bass guitar maestro Bill Wyman, with his signature deadpan charm, plays a security guard at a museum containing artifacts from rock n' roll history...

Among these are Mick Jagger in drag, locked inside dusty displayed glass, reanimating and thereafter, he and Bill watch various Stones videos on a computer monitor and even a freezer door ("She's So Cold"). What's really fun is seeing both Bill and Mick act, both doing a surprisingly decent job. Some of the videos are "dated" just the way they should be. Not a bunch of flashy images, we have actual stories being told and/or the band performing their groovy tunes outright: the musicians are cool and lanky while that flamboyant lead singer steals the show. Slight drawbacks include videos for "Angie" and "It's Only Rock N' Roll." The famous ballad has the band doing an acoustic sit-down while the latter involves them dressed like sailors, about to drown in slowly rising washing machine suds.

Mick Jagger checking out some archive footage
Both 70's videos go on too long and aren't that entertaining, although it's always nice seeing their former guitar-ringer Mick Taylor, while some latter classics are much more fun to watch...

Done Waiting on a Friend
Like the "Tattoo You" ballad "Waiting on a Friend", where Mick and Keith hang out in New York City, first seated on the steps of the Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti building, 98 St. Marks Place, and then, after strolling down the urban boulevard, meeting up with the other band members in a dive bar. While "Miss You," with music from the album and Mick's voice performed for the video, and "Emotional Rescue," filmed in funky blue inferred, are edited down but still seem complete.

VideoScore: ****
This was really a promotional piece for the Stone's then-new 1983 album "Undercover" and includes exploitation style Film Noir inspired videos for "Too Much Blood" and "Undercover (of the Night)," both creatively shot yet trying too hard to push the envelope.

Keith part of the Noir Exploitation Video for Undercover
At this point the band were struggling with both middle age and frustration amongst Jagger and Richards, heading for an inevitable (yet ultimately short-lived) creative divorce. Although the lightweight rocker "She Was Hot," more befitting to the band's Chuck Berry inspired origin, provides the best of the "Undercover" songs and video, involving the band coming unglued in the presence of red-headed siren Anita Morris, co-star of the following year's RUTHLESS PEOPLE, a comedy film that Jagger would provide a forgettable New Wave title track for, and sporadic excerpts of concert footage and interviews are thrown in for good measure, making this a pleasurably dusty gem for rabid Stone fanatics only.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Featured Post

KEVIN COSTNER & WOODY HARRELSON PLAY 'THE HIGHWAYMEN'

Kevin Costner as a straight-shooter in THE HIGHWAYMEN Year: 2019 Arthur Penn's BONNIE AND CLYDE hasn't really aged all that well...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Most Popular Last Year

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

FOR TELEVISION REVIEWS

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "I like the dark... It's friendly." Simone Simon, Cat People

Blog Archive

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR
"I certainly admire people who do things."

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

MOVIES 1)THE FEARMAKERS 2)JAWS 3)THE CROWDED SKY 4)HOT CARS 5)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 8)CANYON PASSAGE 9)THE FRENCH CONNECTION 10)SHARKS' TREASURE 11)AIR PATROL 12)CURSE OF THE DEMON 13)HARDCORE 14)EASY LIVING 15)WICHITA 16)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 17)SWEENEY TWO 18)WHITE HEAT 19)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)SORCERER 22)THE SERGEANT 23)AL CAPONE 24)CANYON RIVER 25)MY BLOOD RUNS COLD 26)THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN 27)THE BEST OF EVERYTHING 28)THE HEARSE 29)ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 30)WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

ACTORS 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)ORSON WELLES 5)JACK NICHOLSON 6)PETER O'TOOLE 7)TOM COURTENAY 8)CHARLES BRONSON 9)GENE HACKMAN 10)STEVE COCHRAN DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)MAURY DEXTER 7)JOHN GUILLERMIN 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)MICHAEL WINNER 10)SAM PECKINPAH ACTRESSES 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)FAYE DUNAWAY 3)SUE LYON 4)GENE TIERNEY 5)MERRY ANDERS GREATEST FILMS 1)THE GODFATHER PART II 2)LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 3)THE GODFATHER 4)CHINATOWN 5)GOODFELLAS

SCIENCE-FICTION STUFF

Popular This Month

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE
Open the door to DANA ANDREWS Cinema

DANA ANDREWS FACEBOOK

BLOGS OF INTEREST

RARITIES & EXPLOITATION

SOARING TO THE EIGHTIES

STARING INTO THE SIXTIES

STARING INTO THE SIXTIES
Wisdom. Inspiration. Wrestling Instruction.

All Time Popular

TARGETING THE SEVENTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

TALES AND REFLECTIONS
"Really cool and a lot of class." Yaphet Kotto

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE