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Doobie Story Minute By Minute (148 minutes)
on 15 November 2012
What a great surprise this is, instead of the usual boring interviews the original band members Tom Johnston & Pat Simmons look back on the early years, the height of their success mid 70s, Tom Johston's illness and his replacement Michael McDonald who was responsible for their change in direction. Unlike many music videos the band paint an evocative, funny and intersting picture of their history through the good and bad times. It's also good to see Jeff Skunk Baxter, Ted Templeman & Tiran Porter in the film, Skunk is a brilliant guitarist who left Steely Dan to join the Doobies as Fagen & Co wouldn't tour. After over 2 hours you can see the highs and the lows through to their current line up. This film serves to highlight a band that never really got the kudos they deserved - Captain & Me, Stampede and Vices are timeless records.
9 bonus live songs are also included (from the early 70s to now).