The music is fantastic, the footage is generally superb, the editing is sharp and clever, and any music fan of a certain vintage should be happy just to strap in, turn up the volume, and turn back the clock to a time when pop still genuinely mattered.
We often see the lyrics of songs superimposed onto still photos and archival footage of the time [...] It’s a powerful technique, merging the music with the movements.
...feels immersive, and allows viewers to understand how art could be created out of tumult and conflict.
...features remarkable rare footage of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Sly Stone and many more.
...an excellent time capsule of music from a time which was a lot less innocent.
As a new decade dawns following the unrest of the 1960s, musicians like Marvin Gaye and John Lennon become the conscience of the culture.
Sly Stone, The Rolling Stones and Jim Morrison retreat from the world, but there's no escape from the growing epidemic of hard drugs.
New sounds and styles emerge following The Beatles' breakup, with Marc Bolan and Alice Cooper bringing glam to the world.
Carole King and Joni Mitchell smash sexist boundaries and record iconic albums; Elton John and Lou Reed explore queer music and culture.
The United States is convulsed by deep racial unrest; Curtis Mayfield, The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron write about a revolution that feels imminent.
Drugs, drink and debauchery reach a devastating peak, yet Sly Stone, The Rolling Stones, and Jim Morrison produce some of their best music.
James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and the artists at Stax Records make music on their own terms despite working in an industry rife with racism.
With reggae and synthesizers on the rise, artists -- from Iggy Pop and Lou Reed to Alice Cooper -- inspire a creative triumph.