Best Music Movies of 1979
"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. Claude heads to New York upon receiving his draft notice, leaving the family ranch in Oklahoma. He arrives in New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture before reporting in for boot camp.
The Muppet Movie
A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!
Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.
The Who: The Kids Are Alright
Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer Keith Moon just prior to his death.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young's 1978 concert tour, documented in this acclaimed two-hour film that was directed by Young himself (using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey), is a treat for the singer-songwriter's fans. The concept of the show is high (for Young, anyway), if rather odd: roadies (here called "Road Eyes") decked out like Jawas from Star Wars, stage announcements from the original Woodstock during set changes, and giant amps, microphones, and so on for an "Incredible Shrinking Man" effect. Of course, it's the music that counts, and there's plenty of that, what with nearly 20 songs (including two versions of "Hey Hey, My My," his nod to the punk movement), acoustic and electric (with longtime companions Crazy Horse), dating back to his Buffalo Springfield days ("I Am a Child") and continuing through popular solo numbers like "Cinnamon Girl" and the extended "Like a Hurricane."
Kate Bush: Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
A live performance from Kate Bush's critically and commercially successful The Tour of Life, recorded on May 13th, 1979.
Alice Cooper: The Strange Case of Alice Cooper
1. Intro 2. From The Inside 3. Serious 4. Nurse Rosetta 5. The Quiet Room 6. I Never Cry 7. Devil's Food 8. Welcome To My Nightmare 9. Billion Dollar Babies 10. Only Women Bleed 11. No More Mr. Nice Guy 12. I'm Eighteen 13. The Black Widow 14. Wish I Was Born In Beverly Hills 15. Ballad Of Dwight Fry 16. Go To Hell 17. How You Gonna See Me Now 18. Inmates (We're All Crazy) 19. School's Out The Strange Case of Alice Cooper is a must watch for any Cooper fan... a man in the prime of his career doing what he did best, entertaining kids and scaring parents.
The Last Of The Blue Devils - The Kansas City Jazz Story
Documentary film detailing the history of Kansas City jazz.
ABBA - In Concert
ABBA's 1979 tour of North America and Europe, with emphasis on performances at Wembley Arena, London.
An animated visual interpretation of the song "Autobahn," by German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. A fast-paced experimental film which proved to be a groundbreaking combination of electronic and manual animation. One of the first films produced specifically for video disk.