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    1970-07-17 NY Pop - 'The Day The Music Died' DVD

    This is the complete 'The Day The Music Died' movie, which as far as i have been able to gather still to this day is unreleased officially.

    Its the complete movie that contains Jimi's Foxy Lady and Star Spangled Banner - here is the info from hp's site:


    The Day The Music Died - New York Pop (b/w others) (Silvertone 20037 / Japan / 2003 / DVD) [Bootleg; Digital Copy of Original Disc]
    (New York Pop, Downing Stadium, Randall's Island, New York City, NY 17.07.70; Hendrix portion: "Foxy Lady" (90i) / "Star Spangled Banner" (41i))

    and a review from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157513/ :

    This whacked-out documentary is about the ill-fated Randall's Island rock festival of 1970, which was a financial bust, due to its being picketed by a coalition of 21 radical groups (including such people as The White Panthers and the Weather Underground), chiefly because they wanted the capitalist pigs to give back to the counterculture that made them millionaires in the first place. Among the list of demands was $100,000 bail for a Black Panther, and 10,000 free tickets.

    Nonetheless, the fences fell because of the demonstrations, and the venue was overrun with freeloading gate-crashers. As a result, many performers refused to play, even though they were paid half in advance. (One scene has a wimpy exec having the unenviable task of telling the ugly crowds that Sly and the Family Stone wouldn't be showing up.)

    In order to pad out this documentary, some fictional footage was shot years later, featuring DJ Murray the K taking calls from people relating what's going down at Randall's Island. Also, there is an actor who portrays the concert promoter. In one pivotal scene, he meets with the demonstrators. And since he is an African-American who has worked his way out of the ghetto, he asks why he is the one who has to solve their problems (remembering that these groups feature a lot of well-fed white people).

    And truthfully, he has a point. This is a volatile argument in one angry, sarcastic movie. THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED is perhaps the best film I've seen that describes the dichotomy of 60's counterculture.... where hippies who utter peace and love, or people who take the stances of radicals, use these identities as excuses to freeload off of other people's hard work. What is even more incredible is that this documentary makes this point with its ridiculous fictional footage!

    And amidst the documentary footage of people bitching that they paid 21 dollars for this event, and some random clips of the performers who did play, -Mountain ("Mississippi Queen"), Van Morrison ("Come Running")- we see footage by artists who were never there! The Doors' "People are Strange" performance film (later featured in their "Dance on Fire" video collection), is prominently featured. While at first this seems like a silly way to give more running time to the movie, it nonetheless makes sense featuring Jim Morrison, the poster boy of chaos and disorder, amidst a backdrop that is out of control.

    Similarly, we see snippets of Angela Davis, Richard Nixon, Vietnam, The Red Berets and Malcolm X interspersed throughout, and the choice of music becomes more symbolic. When we hear Steppenwolf, the song is "America". The movie concludes with Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner", which although played at Woodstock (3 Days of Peace and Love), is in a perfectly Satanic context here.. summarizing this hour-long treatise of a nation (and a generation) out of control.

    Sometimes the most profound things occur by accident. This scruffy, out-of-control of a movie is the perfect metaphor of the scruffy, out-of-control generation it eulogizes.
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    I've been trying to piece together a proper tracklist for this disc, here's what I have managed so far, hopefully someone can fill in the blanks:

    Mountain - Mississippi Queen
    Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
    New York Rock & Roll Ensemble - Beside You
    Young Lords Party Speech
    ? - ?
    ? - ?
    Van Morrison - Come Running
    Elephants Memory - Liberation Special?
    Rhinoceros - Better Times
    Dr. John The Night Tripper - Walk On Gilded Splinters
    Steppenwolf - Monster
    Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner

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    Re: 1970-07-17 NY Pop - 'The Day The Music Died' DVD

    Johan - This looks wonderful & I'm trying to "cop"
    But no seeders are listed . . . . .
    All is ok?
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    Would you mind terribly if u have a moment, addressing my "multi seeding to different sites" question over at the tech post? Please? Or anybody who is knowledgeable in that area, I could use a hand. THANK YOU
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    Many thanks for the upload!
    Somehow the description reminds me of Gibson's book Idoru.

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    many thanks!

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    Thanks ! Muchas Gracias !

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    Quote Originally Posted by idiootti View Post
    I've been trying to piece together a proper tracklist for this disc, here's what I have managed so far, hopefully someone can fill in the blanks:

    Mountain - Mississippi Queen
    Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
    New York Rock & Roll Ensemble - Beside You
    Young Lords Party Speech
    ? - ?
    ? - ?
    Van Morrison - Come Running
    Elephants Memory - Liberation Special?
    Rhinoceros - Better Times
    Dr. John The Night Tripper - Walk On Gilded Splinters
    Steppenwolf - Monster
    Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner
    Thanks Niko!
    I seem to remember someone made coverart for this when i first torrented this on another site (i think it was in 2004). Anyway, not really important.

    I apologise for my very slow 25kb/s upload, this will take a few days to complete. I do hope everyone that finishes downloading will at least try to share back 100% on this torrent. I have a few more (privately requested) torrents coming up, but they'll have to wait until there is at least 1 other seeder on this one.

    If anyone can add to the list of contents presented by idiootti that would be great!

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    Re: 1970-07-17 NY Pop - 'The Day The Music Died' DVD

    wow! johan....killer torrent!
    I´ve been looking for this complete movie ever since i knew about it. thank you so much! As far as I know, the Tony Williams Lifetime was also on the bill, what a pity they are not in the film....
    later, olve

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    Thank you for the post !

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    Artwork anyone?
    http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9...sicdiedol2.jpg
    Thanks for the torrent!
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    Thank you for the artwork!

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    holy shit!!!!!!!!! i haven´t grabbed this yet, but if the artwork is correct, then there is the TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME with MILES!!!!!and CLAPTON AND BRUCE????for real??? that is fucking unbelievable, thanks so much, can´t wait to get home.....

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    Johan
    I just finished watching this. An absolute JAW DROPPING experience -
    Randall's Island-Murray The K's radio show-The financer's-The "Neighborhood"-The special interest groups . . . The white people-The black people-The Puerto Rican people - THE DOPE . . . . . .
    That they had cameras in some of those situations in the 1st place was astounding in itself!
    About the saddest moment in '60's movement history I have ever seen. Was going to watch 3 or 4 mins to verify the DL & didn't stop til the end credits rolled. A stunning history and "view" I had never seen B4 and I thought I'd just about seen it all. What a sad sad note for an entire generation to go "out" on. Absolutely Jaw-dropping. Some of it, embarrassing to watch.
    It did seem though, thru the eyes of what's available here, that Jimi got in, did his thing (just another booked gig for him-but who knows . .) and got out B4 the "Freak Show" got into full swing.
    THANK U MUCH for this! After a day or so of "digestion" I'm going to have to give it its final view for a bit. Stunning!
    Do any of you guys know who the band in the studio was (near the end) that would not go on until they got paid? I was just wondering who felt they were that big . . . . Not that I would blame them at that point. I might be afraid for my life by the end of that day. I was just curious. Murray the K's sidekick who had just returned to the station after a quick look-see down at the stadium, got on the air and she strongly URGED the entire listening public to "STAY AWAY" as the entire scene was turning hostile. . .
    What a horrible thing to see. I could write an entire commentary on why nobody ever took "us" seriously after episodes like this, but I'm gonna bite the tongue, except to say, THIS IS A MUST-SEE.
    Why would this never have been released commercially? If it was on A&E "regularly" I'd probably have to sit & watch. It was that gripping. Sadly.
    Anyway - Thank U 4 it - Peace

    Olvatore: I know Turn it Over must be a staple 4 U. We got into it in '69 & never took it off the turntable . . . I still have mine Jack Bruce played bass onnit. "Vuelta Abajo" was one of the sickest (coolest) things we had ever heard - back in '69. Mahavishnu was onnit also.
    I'm fairly sure I didn't see TWL on this film though, but I may be wrong. I was doing a lot of "digesting" in between the music. And knowing that Jimi's spot was long over, I was FF'ing past Van Morrison & a couple others at that point, wanting to see more of the days' developments. Warm regards

    Johan - You were right-The film ending with the StSpBanner was certainly a "sadly" prophetic way to take the movie out . . .

    Peace all-Thank You
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    Steev, Thanx for your review, glad you liked it!

    Whats next, Wake at Generation, or has that already been torrented here? Any other strange obscure or otherwise interesting footage that needs a torrenting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanincr View Post
    Any other strange obscure or otherwise interesting footage that needs a torrenting?
    well, if aynone has the PASS IT ONE silent movies compilations in dvd quality, or similar transfers of the original 8mm footages that would be great...

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    great, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olvatore View Post
    holy shit!!!!!!!!! i haven´t grabbed this yet, but if the artwork is correct, then there is the TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME with MILES!!!!!and CLAPTON AND BRUCE????for real??? that is fucking unbelievable, thanks so much, can´t wait to get home.....
    too bad, the people who made the artwork are either making jokes, or they have no idea what they are talking about. No Tony Williams, no Clapton, no Miles in this film at all.......but still a very interesting film!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olvatore View Post
    too bad, the people who made the artwork are either making jokes, or they have no idea what they are talking about. No Tony Williams, no Clapton, no Miles in this film at all.......but still a very interesting film!
    I DL'd the art from another tracker, cleaned it up, and offered it here ... didn't mean to bum anyone out ... ... just HATE those nekkid black boxes ...
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    Re: 1970-07-17 NY Pop - 'The Day The Music Died' DVD

    hello all!
    and thanks for all the great hendrix!
    but think the clips of jimi on day music died is from isle of wight?

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    Re: 1970-07-17 NY Pop - 'The Day The Music Died' DVD

    glad you enjoyed it!
    Jimi wears the same outfit as on IOW on this, that might confuse you. At IOW Jimi wore a necklace that isnt on this though.

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