The Story Of Rock's Lost Genre!
Back in 1976, nobody really knew that there was an old wave of British Heavy Metal. But within 2 years of their formation, Iron Maiden had spearheaded what came to be abbreviated the NWOBHM, and as with punk the year before, a new generation of Rock musicians bought in a new wave of the genre - and in the process made loud, raw, heavy rock the global phenomenon it is today. For the first time this film investigates this New Wave - the bands, the records, the media and the series of unconnected events that led to this astonishing, durable and still hugely relevant form which is even heard today in virtually every rock record released. Focusing on Maiden and the other pivotal bands of the time, such as Saxon, Samson, Praying Mantis, Diamond Head, Tygers Of Pan Tang and many others, this DVD is the ultimate expose of a style that may not get as much press as Punk, but is equally as relevant to the music of the second millennium.
Commentary from Malcolm Dome, Jerry Ewing, Geoff Barton, Garry Bushell, Neil Kay and Joel Mclver
Rare footage of all the main NWOBHM bands
Live and studio recordings of the pivotal tracks
Exclusive interviews with band members
The NWOBHM Interactive Challenge
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Good introduction to the NWOBHM
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 01/09/2009 15:13:42
Don't let yourself be fooled by the name of Iron Maiden in the title of the DVD. The focus is not at Iron Maiden, but at the NWOBHM movement.
The story of the NWOBHM is told in chronological order, starting from the birth of heavy rock in the late 60´s. The feature has interesting, and sometimes even funny, interviews and analysis from the band members, DJ's, producers and journalists who were involved in the movement from the start (-76) to the end (-82), as well as some nice rare footage from those golden days.
What this DVD lacks is a deeper perspective into the subject. It would have been great if they would have included examples of the real NWOBHM underground bands also - as well as rawer but yet highly innovative groups like Raven and Venom. But well, author John Tucker's - who is, by the way, interviewed in the DVD - excellent book "Suzie smiled..." takes us in those dark alleys.
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