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Nothing Can Hurt Me [DVD] [2012] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
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Big Star are the kind of band that have a clearly-defined narrative behind them - "rock's forgotten sons", "hugely influential", "the greatest band to never make it big". These common narratives hold an element of truth - they were not as successful as they could have been and their influence - and particularly the influence of Chilton's alt pop masterpiece "Third/Sister Lovers" - is clearly felt in modern rock and not always recognised. This DVD presents a very well-constructed and measured discussion of Big Star's music and presents interviews with key players in the Big Star story. While the main documentary itself skims over a lot of information about Alex's (oftentimes groundbreaking) solo career and Chris Bell's life and work, the DVD extras hold two chapters named "Alex Chilton" and "Chris Bell" that expand on these issues in extended deleted scenes - if memory serves me these are about 20 minutes each. If you love Big Star, Alex Chilton and Chris Bell this DVD is an absolute must. If you're new to the party - pick up Rykodisc's 1992 release of "Third/Sister Lovers", switch the lights off and learn just why the passion for Big Star is so fervent.
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I bought this to watch on my multi-region DVD player and sadly it refuses to play, ordering me to eject the disk as it is unlicensed in my region??. I have owned the DVD player for many years and have loads of region 1dvds which work fine. Gutted, good service from the supplier though. X
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a9e8810) out of 5 stars 31 reviews
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aa03270) out of 5 stars Big Star, Brilliant Documentary :) 7 Nov. 2013
By Nelson Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
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Up until about three years ago, I knew very little about Big Star. A friend of mine gave me a CD of their music - #1 Record and Radio City - to have a listen to (after I mentioned about how much I loved Badfinger) and I really enjoyed it. Back this past summer though, everything changed when my friend came back into town and we went to watch the documentary 'Big Star : Nothing Can Hurt Me' in the theatre. After witnessing the story of everything they went through and hearing their music alongside all the images and brilliantly compiled footage and interviews, I had a deeper sense of appreciation for Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, Chris Bell and Andy Hummel and all that they had set out to do with this amazing group. Within days I was re-listening to that initial CD that I was given plus I also went out and bought the soundtrack plus their last release 'Third / Sister Lovers'. Writer / Director Drew DeNicola and Co-Director Olivia Mori wonderfully put together what I would deem by far one of the best band documentaries that I have ever seen and one that will definitely stand the test of time as the DEFINITIVE story of the one of the world's greatest undiscovered treasures - Big Star. Although sadly three of the four members are no longer with us, it's never too late to discover the artistic brilliance of what they are - or what they were wanting to accomplish - and watching this documentary will make you more then just a fan of their music.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9aa033c0) out of 5 stars Ballad of El Goodo Bando 3 Dec. 2013
By Doug Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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BIG STAR is a band that the critics instantly liked but sometimes all the things music critics like (subtlety, nuance, odd blend of old and new, independence, tendency to go against taste and music biz trends) can also makes them seem obscure to the typical record buyer. And to this day BIG STAR is known and appreciated mainly by music critics, independent singer-songwriters, and avid record collectors. I doubt this documentary will change that. What this documentary will do is make the BIG STAR story a little clearer to those who already own a BIG STAR album or two (or all three) and who already know bits and pieces of their story.

The BIG STAR story is an odd one because unlike most rock stories there was no rise and fall, there was just a first record that received a lot of great reviews (in Creem, in Rolling Stone, in Melody Maker....) but never sold, and then another record (featuring a cover photo by none other than William Eggleston) that received even more great reviews and never sold, and then a (willfully obscure) third that never sold. Thats the story of BIG STAR in a nutshell. But what makes this story interesting is that its really not ultimately a rock story (immense wealth, world tours, groupies, drug abuse) but a story of how these four individuals individually dealt with their complete lack of success (Chilton's stint as lead singer of The Box Tops excepted). If that sounds like a sad story, well, you're right, this is a sad story. But its a sad story with a lot of heart, a story about the thrill of early promise and the slow fade of premature burnout before life's even had a chance to properly begin---the same story the music tells----and fans of BIG STAR will respond to this doc in the same way they respond to the music because it feels good to adore music and musicians you can actually relate to and most musicians and rock critics and record collectors who like this band fancy themselves independents/ industry and social outcasts. Its hard to relate to Bowie or the Stones or Led Zep, but its easy to relate to BIG STAR. Their story is in a way every kid who has dreamed of rock stardom's story. And since most of us never became rock stars this story feels like our story.

But of course none of this matters if the music isn't good. And the music is good. BIG STAR has a handful of songs that would fit into the power pop category ("Feel", "In the Street" and "Don't Lie To Me") but most of their stuff is wistful even melancholy (and many of the critics mention this unusual combination of "vibrancy" and soul-searching angst). To my ears their most memorable stuff ("The Ballad of El Goodo" and "September Gurls") sounds like what the Byrds (perhaps the most thoughtful of the 60's bands) might have sounded like had they been an early 70's instead of a mid-60's band. In other words BIG STAR (at their most lyrical) sounds like a retro act so I suppose its no surprise that their greatest moment of fame was at the 1973 Rock Writers Convention in Memphis (the first and last of its kind) where they played their British Invasion and Byrds-influenced retro-nostalgic-for-simpler-and-truer-times-sound to a group of rock critics (Lester Bangs, Cameron Crowe, Richard Meltzer) who were all extremely tired of the whole early 70's scene and were always battling a premature burnout of their own. The critics had all given them rave reviews and now here they were hearing them live--this band no one but they knew about. They probably liked that feeling. Just like we like the feeling of listening to something only we and a handful of friends know about.

Great rock doc about a little-known band that will probably remain that way.

BIG STAR must-listens:

Number One Record: "Ballad of El Goodo," "In the Street," "Thirteen," and "Watch the Sunrise."

Radio City: "O My Soul," "Back of a Car," "Daisy Glaze," and "September Gurls."

Third/Sister Lovers (basically an Alex Chilton solo album and a pretty drugged out one albeit with these moments of beauty): "Big Black Car (Nothing Can Hurt Me)," "Holocaust," "Kangaroo," and "Nightime."

*Chris Bell's "I am the Cosmos" and "You and Your Sister" also well worth listening to. And if you like Chris Bell's solo stuff you might also like Skip Spence's OAR (1969).
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ada5fcc) out of 5 stars l was left wanting 10 Feb. 2015
By Mr Musical Snob - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Big Star, especially "#1Record" and "Radio City", I still listen to these songs/ albums frequently. The range of emotions on display here,from pure joy and an exuberant love of making music to the moody, depressive, drug-fueled anguish,is palpable. Big Star worked through all these emotions on all their albums and brought the listener along for the ride.

"Nothing Can Hurt Me" could serve as a decent introduction, for the unfamiliar, to this underappreciated cult band, who brought rock back to the basics: catchy songs without the bombast of that era's super popular stadium rock, no question.

However, for the longtime fan who already understands the influence this band had on 80's college rock, as well as on many other musicians, the DVD offers little.

Where is the concert footage? I kept getting excited when discussion of their studio work came up, thinking maybe there would be ACTUAL studio footage of the group. No, instead there are stills of the band in the studio, with discussion of insiders dubbed over the stills.
Interviews with drummer Jody Stephens were interesting, true, and through interviews with Bell's family we get a slightly improved picture of the illusive Chris Bell's personality and why he left the group. After all, had he stuck it out with Big Star, who knows, they could have eventually gone onto greater success. So, yes, some of the Chris Bell focused sections were more relevatory than anything else in this documentary, but there was scant new insight into Chilton over those pivotal years.

While I was thrilled at the idea of a Big Star documentary, this one, like so many other rockumentaries of today, is a disappointment with too many outsiders bloviating, but adding little of interest to the long time fan..
Better luck next time
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ada71a4) out of 5 stars Sad but true... 23 May 2015
By Jeffrey Crawford - Published on Amazon.com
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The sad story of the ultimate cult band captured at last in a loving but candid documentary by Drew DeNicola. Jody Stephens and the late Andy Hummel are solid as a rock in interviews, just as they were as Big Star's rhythm section, while Chris Bell and Alex Chilton are portrayed as mercurial, brilliant and unpredictable. The growth of Big Star as one of first true cult bands is an interesting story in itself, a fire that was stoked by fanboy/girl rock journos. The demise of directionless Bell and self-destruction of Chilton's career also captured in some detail. Very nicely done doco, particularly considering there's virtually no footage of the band - further evidence of how under-appreciated they were. The music remains wonderful - just wrong place, wrong time and wrong label.
HASH(0x9aa03df8) out of 5 stars Great rock 'n roll docu 7 Nov. 2015
By C. C. Gullo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
This is a fascinating tale of missed fame and creativity. A group of musicians gather and form a band called BIG STAR in the early 1970's, in Memphis, TN. When their first efforts come as a 45 single, it is lauded by many important music critics. But terribly, distribution on the record is poor and BIG STAR has a major setback at the beginning of their foreseen career. Also, they never recover from the early blunder. And the artists are frustrated and disillusioned from the music business and their own work. Overall, an extremely entertaining documentary with lots of insider interviews. I loved ever minute of it. 1 quibble: most of these reviewers and artists of that era (who have become old and fat) now, seem overly self-important.
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