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29 Sep 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Heartworn Highways [DVD]

No rounded biceps. No Venetian Blind-like abs. Such equipment might be vital to the trade these days, but those trappings are refreshingly absent in this raw and riveting look back to the Nashville music scene, circa 1975.

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	Pink Floyd: Classic Albums: Pink Floyd—The Dark Side of the Moon [DVD]

Almost every time The Simpsons flashes back to Homer and Marge’s adolescence in the ‘70s, there is a poster hanging up on the wall

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	Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: God Is in the House [DVD]

God Is in the House might seem like an unlikely title for a Nick Cave DVD; his discography is ridden with dark tales of murder,

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25 Aug 2003 // 11:00 PM

The Clash: The Essential Clash DVD

It’s been 25 years since The Clash spat out their first stuttering chords, and London is a very different town to the one they set out to shake up and tear apart. Thank God, then, that their city and their legacy as the best British band since the Beatles has been captured so vividly on The Essential Clash DVD.

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	Various Artists: The Revenge of the Robots [DVD]

“As long as it’s rooted on some boom-bap shit, as long as it’s rooted in the hardcore drums and that energy and feeling

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	Mötley Crüe: Greatest Hits / Live: Entertainment or Death / Lewd, Crüed & Tattooed -

After two decades of mayhem, self-destruction and debauchery, the best and worst of Mötley Crüe ‘s topsy-turvy career has been distilled into a

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13 Jul 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Hawaii: Songs of Aloha [DVD]

In 2000, Hawaiian PBS (Public Television) produced a program entitled Hawai’i—Songs of Aloha for national broadcast. Now, it is available in DVD form. I

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Ryan Adams: Music in High Places: Live in Jamaica [DVD]

With the DVD release of Ryan Adams: Live in Jamaica for the Music in High Places series comes some serious anticipation for which personality has been committed to the digital video format.

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Mötley Crüe: VH1’s Behind the Music: Mötley Crüe [DVD]

“I think without conflict we’d all be bored wouldn’t we…?” —Nikki Sixx “They were the Marx Bros. of rock’n'roll.” —talking head/music

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	The Police: Every Breath You Take: The DVD

The Police were something special. Three talents with egos and love/hate relationships to match, the trio seemed to effortlessly create better and more literate

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29 May 2003 // 11:00 PM

The Band: Music From Big Pink [DVD Audio]

The Band were a group that turned a musical corner for everyone, influencing a generation of musicians in the process.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Led Zeppelin DVD (2003)

Seems to be another way that the band is thanking its fans.

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22 Apr 2003 // 11:00 PM

	R.E.M.: Document [DVD Audio]

When R.E.M. finally broke through to mainstream success with 1987’s Document, they did it the way musicians dream of. After loading up with

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	Herbie Hancock: Future 2 Future Live [DVD]

Herbie Hancock has always been looking at the future. Like his former employer, Miles Davis, Hancock is always looking for ways to add the latest

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ABBA: The Definitive Collection [DVD]

Yes, I am an unabashed ABBA fan for the simple reason that the time and effort put into the composition, arrangement, and recording of these

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	Miles Davis: The Miles Davis Story [DVD]

During the introduction to this DVD biography of Miles Davis released by Sony Music Miles’ onetime mentor, trumpeter Clark Terry, points out that the tension

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9 Dec 2002 // 11:00 PM

	Tesla: Time’s Makin’ Changes: Videos & More

One of the more enduring music history debates concerns the Sacramento five-piece, Tesla. Were they or weren’t they justly lumped into the hair-metal category

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Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue [2 CD + 1 DVD]

In the fall of 1975, the thirtysomething Dylan felt he had to challenge himself, as well as have some fun with his friends at the same time, and that feeling is palpable on this album. After 27 long years, we can finally properly hear the Master in his finest hour, and what a thrill it is.

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26 Sep 2002 // 11:00 PM

	Various Artists: Pure 80’s: The DVD

Blame MTV. On August 1, 1981 MTV went on the air, changing music (marketing) forever. Punk was still making parents everywhere cringe, and new wave was in

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5 Jun 2002 // 11:00 PM

Portishead: Roseland New York

It’s been four years since Portishead’s live disc came out, and that was a short year after their self-titled sophomore effort was released

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