Sunday, May 4, 2014

20 Feet From Stardom

I've been watching a ton of music documentaries and just got around to seeing "20 Feet From Stardom" and it's SO GREAT. It's a documentary about backup singers, their struggles and successes with a ton of archive footage.

It won an Academy Award at the 2013 Oscars, which is unsurprising. A good documentary will make you care a lot about something you never thought about before. I'm kind of obsessed.

Here's the trailer:

One of my favorite scenes, when Merry Clayton talks about singing backup for the Rolling Stones in "Gimme Shelter":
... this clip will probably get removed for copyright issues...

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