History Music / TheBand

14th Apr '16 6:40:35 AM 06tele
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* {{Rockumentary}}: ''The Last Waltz''. The concert segments are brilliant, as are the studio performances, but the interview segments of the film suffer from too much Robertson and Scorsese completely misses the seething tension within The Band. ''The Last Waltz'' seems to have inspired Rob Reiner's satirical masterpiece ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', with Reiner's clueless Marty [=DiBergi=] being an obvious NoCelebritiesWereHarmed goof on Scorsese.

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* {{Rockumentary}}: ''The Last Waltz''. The concert segments are brilliant, as are the studio performances, but the interview segments of the film suffer from too much Robertson Robertson, and Scorsese completely misses the seething tension within The Band. Band.[[note]]For example, there are a lot of shots of Robertson apparently singing happily away, but he was such a weak singer that his mic wasn't even turned on.[[/note]] ''The Last Waltz'' seems to have inspired Rob Reiner's satirical masterpiece ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', with Reiner's clueless Marty [=DiBergi=] being an obvious NoCelebritiesWereHarmed goof on Scorsese.
24th Mar '16 1:26:09 PM Ezclee4050
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Richard Manuel and Music/VanMorrison, when they both lived in Woodstock. Their duet "4% Pantomime" on ''Cahoots'' was based on a real drunken escapade the two had in L.A.
9th Mar '16 6:17:28 AM Mdumas43073
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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the 1960s and '70s specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.

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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the 1960s and '70s specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.
9th Mar '16 6:17:01 AM Mdumas43073
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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]] specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.

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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] 1960s and [[TheSeventies '70s]] '70s specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.
9th Mar '16 6:15:44 AM Mdumas43073
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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.

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The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group of the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]] specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.
9th Mar '16 6:14:56 AM Mdumas43073
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'''The Band''' were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.

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'''The Band''' The Band were a highly influential Canadian-American rock group specializing in blues, roots rock, and Americana music.
2nd Mar '16 1:03:34 AM cellery
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The first two albums are accompanied with old-timey looking black and white photos of the group.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''The Basement Tapes'', ''Rock of Ages'', ''Before the Flood''

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The first two albums are accompanied with old-timey looking black and white photos of the group.
group. Also applies to the small poster that originally came with the third album.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''The Basement Tapes'', Tapes'' (with Bob Dylan), ''Rock of Ages'', ''Before the Flood''Flood''.
5th Feb '16 10:48:01 PM Statzkeen
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* {{Instrumentals}}: "The Genetic Method", "Third Man Theme", "Theme from the Last Waltz", "Greensleeves", "Islands" (Robertson didn't finish the lyrics in time for the recording sessions, so they just left it as an instrumental).

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* {{Instrumentals}}: "The Genetic Method", "Third Man Theme", "Theme from the Last Waltz", "French Girls", "Greensleeves", "Islands" (Robertson didn't finish the lyrics in time for the recording sessions, so they just left it as an instrumental).
20th Dec '15 11:38:09 AM Morgenthaler
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In 1968, with Helm back in the fold, they went into the studio and recorded their debut album, ''Music from Big Pink''. It did not sell particularly well--The Band were never a chart-topping act--but the group's roots rock / Americana sound proved highly influential. "The Weight", a Robbie Robertson song on the album, was included in the soundtrack for ''Film/EasyRider'' and became one of the group's most famous songs; it is now a roots rock/Americana/country-folk standard. In 1969 they played at the famous {{Woodstock}} music festival and accompanied Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK. That same year their followup album, titled ''[[Music/TheBandAlbum The Band]]'', cracked the top ten and raised The Band's profile. "Up on Cripple Creek" became a minor hit single, while "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" would [[CoveredUp become a hit cover song]] for JoanBaez a few years later and remains another of The Band's best known songs.

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In 1968, with Helm back in the fold, they went into the studio and recorded their debut album, ''Music from Big Pink''. It did not sell particularly well--The Band were never a chart-topping act--but the group's roots rock / Americana sound proved highly influential. "The Weight", a Robbie Robertson song on the album, was included in the soundtrack for ''Film/EasyRider'' and became one of the group's most famous songs; it is now a roots rock/Americana/country-folk standard. In 1969 they played at the famous {{Woodstock}} music festival and accompanied Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK. That same year their followup album, titled ''[[Music/TheBandAlbum The Band]]'', cracked the top ten and raised The Band's profile. "Up on Cripple Creek" became a minor hit single, while "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" would [[CoveredUp become a hit cover song]] for JoanBaez Music/JoanBaez a few years later and remains another of The Band's best known songs.
16th Sep '15 11:48:51 PM JulianLapostat
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: "The Weight" is about a favor that keeps ballooning and leading to competitions when each recipient adds new tasks to it. According to songwriter Robbie Robertson, the lyrics were inspired by what happened to saintly figures in the films of Creator/LuisBuñuel.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: "The Weight" is about a favor that keeps ballooning and leading to competitions when each recipient adds new tasks to it. According to songwriter Robbie Robertson, the lyrics were inspired by what happened to saintly figures in the films of Creator/LuisBuñuel.Creator/LuisBunuel.
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