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Radio Birdman - Descent Into The Maelstrom - Japan Blu-ray

Radio Birdman - Descent Into The Maelstrom - Japan Blu-ray

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Punk/New Wave

February 15, 2023

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Catalog No.:KIXF-1399

JAN/ISBN: 4988003878924

Number of Discs: 1

Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

Change course without pandering", that's the Australian way.
This is the path of Radio Birdman, a band led by a surgeon and roaring in the southern hemisphere with the roughness of the MC5, the Stooges, and other Detroit direct descendants, and the loudest noise in the world.

Formed in 1974, the documentary film "Radio Birdman" traces the activities of Radio Birdman, a band that made Australian rock and roll known to the world with its rough sound directly descended from Detroit bands such as the MC5 and the Stooges, the simplicity of the Ramones, and a unique, melancholy, and exquisite sense of melody. Radio Birdman/Descent into Maelstrom" is a documentary film about the activities of Radio Birdman. It is a valuable film that exposes everything about Birdman, who opened up the horizon of Australian rock and roll, information about which is not easily conveyed to Japan, Europe, and the United States.
Radio Birdman was formed by Dennis Teck, a native of Michigan, USA, where the MC5 and the Stooges were active. The band's name is based on the lyrics of the Stooges' song "1970. The band has always been DIY, not controlled by others, not commercially conscious, and concentrated on their music and live shows. The band has always been committed to the essence of rock and music. The film looks back on the band's unknown activities, from their first encounters with each other and with leading Australian artists such as Nick Cave and the Saints, to their contract with Seymour Stein of Sire Records, their tours in the US and Europe, and their revival in the late 1990s to the present day. Only people close to each member of the band will appear on the program. The film depicts everything in their own words and with rare photos and live footage.
As a documentary film, it may be similar to Jim Jarmusch's "Gimme Danger" about the Stooges. It should be noted, however, that Radio Birdman has been a five-piece or six-piece band, changing members, and having members return to the band, although it varies from time to time. In the film, the testimonies and thoughts of each member are told individually, and they are fairly and evenly distributed without being biased toward a central figure, and the disagreements between members are depicted without hiding anything. What is particularly amazing is that some members say, "I haven't talked to him. I haven't called him, I haven't e-mailed him. I don't call him, I don't e-mail him, and I don't think I will ever talk to him again," and this is directly reflected in the film. Watching this film, which is full of such candid testimonies, one cannot help but wonder whether the art of music takes precedence over friendship. Although the circumstances of the band's formation differ from one band to another, the bond between the band members, their attitude toward music, and so on, are scattered with words that will touch the hearts of those who are involved in some kind of activity not only as a band, but also as a community. As a side note, Dennis Teck is a physician and former flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. While stationed in Hawaii in the 1980s, the producer and other staff members preparing the film "Top Gun" spent several weeks with Teck's unit.
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