Wednesday, August 7, 2013
20 FEET FROM STARDOM
Plus, it's some of the best editing I've seen in a documentary. Loved the pacing and cuts and overlaps and all the rest. As you probably know it's the story of the back up singer sound that came out of the '50s and '60s and dominates most of our favorite riffs and hooks in the music of that era and the decades that followed.
There's the singers you might know or have heard of like Darla Love, Claudia Lennear et. al. and many you probably haven't. Interviews with the stars they backed and more. It's like a lifetime of music in the length of a feature film. Too good to miss. I especially recommend seeing it on the big screen with a great sound system if it's playing anywhere near you.
That's the way me and a good friend saw it tonight and it was total immersion in the incredible voices showcased here. I'm only sorry I didn't see it with my teenage son. But I love it so much I'm gonna do my best to get him to go see it with me tomorrow so I can lose myself in those voices once again.