12 Music Documentaries Everyone Should See

If you know anything about what I do for a living, you’ll understand my soft spot for music documentaries. Cool Material has assembled this list of docs that everyone (not just every guy, as the title insists) needs to watch at least once.

I agree that everything on this list is required viewing, but I’d also include The Filth and the Fury, the definitive Julien Temple look at the Sex Pistols era.

And if you haven’t seen Dave Grohl’s Sound City, do it NOW.

(Thanks to Rupinder for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • I'd include DiG!, Devil In Daniel Johnston, and Jandek On Corwood. For some reason the last one never seems to be included on these lists. It was the original Searching For Sugarman


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