Saturday, May 08, 2004

hellhound on my trail

Hellhounds On My Trail: The Afterlife of Robert Johnson, a documentary covering the events at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Robert Johnson in 1996 takes its title from one of Johnson's most poignant songs. The discussions get boring occasionally (mostly because people don't really have much to add or say). The debunking of the apocryphal film footage of a cool guitarist (with a note that Page and Plant, when shown this footage, were impressed by the fingerwork) was welcome. But the bulk of this documentary (and the most entertaining aspect, clearly) comprises performances and interpretations of Johnson's ouevre. I still have to recover from the widespread use of the bottleneck slide ...
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