The Complete Monterey Pop Festival- Criterion Collection

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On a beautiful June weekend in 1967 at the height of the so-called “summer of love,” the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward – capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast including Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, The Who, The Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary … More >>

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival- Criterion Collection

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5 Comments
  1. I have ordered this DVD twice now and it has not arrived in my house. I am very upset about this as it was important for a book I am writing. I don’t think I’ll be buying anything from Amazon again

    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. THESE TAPES SHOW VERY GOOD RAVI SHANKAR, SOME JANIS AND SOME

    MOMMAS AND PAPAS AND A FEW OTHER ARTISTS. ALL THE REST IS JIMI

    HENDRIX WITH A LOT OF REPEATED SHOTS AND A BUNCH OF BORING DRAWN

    OUT INTERVIEWS. I THOUGHT IT WOULD NEVER BE OVER. SOMEONE MUST

    HAVE MADE A REAL MONTEREY POP AND THIS IS A CHEAP KNOCKOFF.DON’T

    WASTE YOUR MONEY. OTHERWISE HAVE A NICE DAY OR WHATEVER.

    GENE ADDINGTON
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. When I am about to spend $… on a DVD, you would think I could find out if it is wide screen or full screen. You would think I could see a list of the songs on the DVD’s. And I would hope someone in the reviews would say if Pennebaker uses his irritating technique that drove me nuts on his Woodstock movie, and that is putting 2,3 or 4 pictures on the screen at one time. I do not want to watch tennis(one picture to another and back again)…I want to watch a concert. I give it 5 stars, but I have not bought it yet, but I was there and it was worth 10 stars easily in person, and I would love a couple answers to these questions. Peace
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. It is an interesting fact that Michael Bloomfield was the best guitar player to perform at the Monterey Pop Festival. Sure, Jimi Hendrix performed with much talent, but he’s a lousy song-writer, and William Hung is a better singer.

    As for Bloomfield, I put out the dough for this three DVD set because it contained one live cut of Bloomfield and Electric Flag doing “Wine.” Buddy Miles is on the cans, and he’s wearing a suit! And I got to tell ya, Nick Gravenites–that’s exactly how we people of Chicago’s Westside look. Really!

    As far as I have been able to confirm, this is the only video clip of Michael Bloomfield in existence. How’d that happen? G.G. Allin has tons of videos out in the marketplace. (Ha! Ha! I just thought that neither G.G. nor Bloomfield are in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but Arrowsmith is. And Tiny Tim might be.)

    Anyway, the clip does capture an all-too-short solo that still gives the first-time listener something spectacular. If you don’t like this clip of “Wine,” then you don’t like Bloomfield. But for those who saw the clip, who would declare that it was not at least very pleasant?

    There’s a lot of other cool stuff on these three DVDs. For example, fans of Janis Joplin will see a beautiful young lady. However, be forewarned that Big Brother and the Holding Company is blatantly musically inept. That band is terrible. It’s worse than G.G. Allin and the Texas Nazis.

    Fans of Tiny Tim will savor four cuts! Yeah! Four cuts of Tiny Tim playing the ukulele! Don’t get me wrong, I mean I am glad that Tiny Tim has found a new career as vocalist for The Darkness.

    You got to see the clothes The Who is wearing! I mean, it’s awful!

    So, yeah, this is good stuff. If only Hendrix and Bloomfield jammed together! Man!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. The movie is really short. Its a sin that ravi shankar was put on at all, let alone wasting 20 min on him, what a joke! Pennebaker said the Grateful Dead’s song was 10 min and was to long to put in. It obviously wasnt a problem for Ravi Shankars set (terribly repetative) I just feel kind of jipped with this set as a whole. I got Woodstock Directors cut for $15 and it feels twice as long. There is hardly any crowd shots in this $70 dollar dvd set. Some of the few gems are Buffalo Spingfield and Simon and Garfunkle. Hendrix aint bad either. If you are just curious about the movie buy a used vhs off ebay for a tenth of the price, the audio isnt anything to scream about and vhs would suffice.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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